I have spent most of the last three days enjoying the Wisconsin Quilt Expo here in my beautiful hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, courtesy of Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy’s Notions. It was a wonderful show and here’s hoping it becomes an annual event.
I apologize for not taking more photos and for the poor quality of those I do have. I can’t explain why the ones my husband took are so blurry. Did the lighting interfere with the autofocus? Did the camera feel unworthy of the dazzling beauty of the quilts so it trembled in awe? Your guess is as good as mine. Now, on to the photos:
This is my dear friend Anne Spurgeon in the Capital Candlelighters booth selling raffle tickets for the Authors’ Album quilt. She is also displaying some of the panels from the Wisconsin Childhood Cancer Awareness Quilt. Go, Anne! You’re my hero.
Here I am on the second day of the show signing books on the main stage. Yes, I am trying to grow out my hair again but no, it doesn’t always look this bad. There is a story behind this involving a stylist who forgot the appointment and a 40-minute wait at the salon and a fifteen-minute haircut because I was late for a meeting, but I won’t bore you with it.
This is me again, very blurry, on stage while Anne’s husband and a show volunteer hang the quilt. I’m making a last minute appeal for folks to buy tickets!
The moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived. Anne helps Nicholas draw the winning entry.
We have a winner! I announce the lucky winner of the Authors’ Album quilt.
And the winner is…
Jennifer Hermann of Ventura, CA!
Congratulations, Jennifer — and my heartfelt thanks to you and to everyone who participated for supporting Capital Candlelighters and the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation.