Friday, July 19, 2019

I’m All Smiles / Beauties Pageant 41

My 47XY+21 quilt is having a pretty awesome summer. First off, it is traveling more than I am. Last month, it was displayed at the Vermont Quilt Festival, where it won a ribbon.

There was all sorts of confusion over on Instagram when a guild friend delivered that news because I hadn’t received any official word from the festival itself, but it’s legit: Based on the average scores of the three judges, 47XY+21 earned a first-place ribbon.

And then, as you can see in the above picture, the same quilt was printed in the pages of the Well Said issue of Curated Quilts. If you haven’t checked out the issue yet, I recommend it. My project is in very good company.

If you’re wondering what this quilt is all about, it’s an abstract rendering of my younger son’s chromosomes. Unlike you and me, my little guy has an extra chromosome on the 21st pair, which is another way of saying he has Down syndrome. For more on my journey parenting this child, check out my original post here. : )

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  1. Michelle I am really moved by your statement in your quilt and so impressed with the design. It's such a powerful quilt. Congratulations on your ribbon and also your feature in Curated Quilts.

  2. What a lovely honor for your quilt! And then to have it published too, it is truly a wonderful quilt.

  3. congrats on your quilt - I just went back to read the post that you had linked to about your son and it was beautiful. I have a cousin who has a son with Downs and that young man who is now 16 went through so many medical upheavals to get to this age you are lucky your son is as healthy as he is.

  4. Every time I see your quilt, it makes me smile! I am so happy that such a meaningful and positive quilt is getting such wonderful recognition.

  5. Yay! So glad your quilt is traveling around sharing your story.

  6. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY Michelle! First place ribbon is so deserved. I'm surprised your quilt isn't booked yet for 2020 and 2021. It will be - just wait. And the message it carries. Fabulous for a fabulous person and family. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Your quilt was a great idea and such a beautiful, loving statement. It is well deserved that it finds this recognition. xo Melanie


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