SO.......I entered 3 quilts plus one of our mom's (in the vintage quilt category). My sister also entered her first quilt. All three of us in a show! How exciting! This would have thrilled our mom!
Caledonia is a tiny town and I DO mean tiny! Less than 150 people. A couple of ladies put the show together in a couple of months. Proceeds were to go to help with repairs to the oldest Presbyterian Church west of the Missisisppi and it happens to be in Caledonia. The local bank donated a $300 cash award for the Best of Show which would be voted on by the attendees.
And guess what?!?!? I WON!!!! I won Best of Show plus blue ribbons on the three quilts. Sister won a third place ribbon on hers!
Aren't the ribbons lovely?
Here is Greta with her quilt.
My neice, Lora Beth, me and my sister Greta.
And here's my mom's quilt. Here's the story: when Mom was 4 she would go to the church quilting bee with her mom and grandma. She was the only kid there so the ladies taught her to hand piece. She made the blocks and on her 5th birthday (which was also her grandma's birthday) the ladies put the blocks together and quilted it. That was on March 9, 1938.