Sunday, March 15, 2015


"Yield" Life Lessons According to Regina
Before we become judges, let's talk a little about what is a Blue Ribbon.  Why do we give Blue Ribbons as first place?
Here is the definition from Wikipedia:  The blue ribbon is a symbol of high quality. The association comes from The Blue Ribald, a prize awarded for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by passenger liners and, prior to that from Cordon Bleu, which referred to the blue ribbon worn by a particular order of knights. The spelling blue riband is still encountered in most English-speaking countries, but in the United States, the term was altered to blue ribbon, and ribbons of this color came to be awarded for first place in certain athletic or other competitive endeavours (such as county and state fairs). It also may be applied to distinguished members of a group or commission who have convened to address a situation or problem; the usual usage is "blue ribbon commission" or "blue-ribbon panel".
Now, that we know about Blue Ribbons, what makes these quilts ribbon winners?  How would you score them--1 thru 10 in creativity, design, stitching, finishing, backing, etc.?

And now a look at the ribbons creativity.


This is the Best of Show and also Judges' Choice Award winner at the latest West Houston Guild Show

Lovely applique

This was a good exhibit!  and a show of winners all around!

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