I won best hand workmanship!

I submitted my Tree of life to AQS in Grand Rapids….and I won best hand workmanship!!   see the results here http://aqsshows.com/AQSGrandRapids/contests/2013-winners-announced/

and here are a bunch of pictures of the quilt (click to enlarge)

I am so excited!!

Happy Quilting


90 thoughts on “I won best hand workmanship!

  1. Sara says:

    I knew it would happen!!!! Yeah!! Congrats! You certainly deserved it!

  2. Shirley says:

    FANTASTIC! I love that quilt! I am so amazed at how much quilting
    you get done!

  3. Sharon in Michigan says:

    Congrats! I’m really happy for you and you sure deserve it! Nicely done, Tim. WooHoo!!!

  4. Paula Barnett says:

    Congratulations Tim! You deserve the win. I hand quilt also, but I’m not as fast as you are. I have 7 appliqué tops waiting the closet. I read your blog for inspiration!

    Paula Barnett

    Sent from my iPad

  5. Pamela says:

    I just read it on the AQS site. Congratulations! Cannot wait until tomorrow, when I can see all the quilts. I’ll be looking for yours.

  6. karen says:

    Congrats – you deserve it!!

  7. Nancy says:

    congratulations! I will see the quilt on Friday. All I can say is…about time!

  8. kathi says:

    Congratulations! Well deserved! When you showed this quilt several weeks ago and said you would be entering it, I was sure you had to win– It is just magnificent. The design is gorgeous and the quality of your stitching is truly incredible!

  9. Renie says:

    I’m excited for you! Congrats!

  10. gardnerpam6 says:

    Congrats Tim. Your quilting is wonderful and the award is well deserved, in my humble opinion.

  11. Joana says:

    Congratulations—I am so happy for you!

  12. Prairie Quilter/Nebraska says:

    Congratulations! What a good feeling.

  13. Martyne says:

    A job so beautifully done. Congratulations Tim. I have always loved that quilt. So exciting for you!

  14. I knew it was a winner when you were still stitching it. Well done, Tim!!

  15. Laura Gottlieb says:

    My congratulations as well. It’s my favorite quilt of yours, and the prize is well-deserved.

  16. Janie Sears says:

    Congratulations!!! It is long overdue!

  17. Adrienne says:

    Congratulations…so very well deserved!

  18. Janet says:

    That’s so exciting Tim, congratulations. I knew it was deserving of a ribbon.

  19. audrey says:

    Very impressive Tim! Glad to hear your excellent workmanship was rewarded. It’s a beautiful quilt!

  20. Yay!! Congratulations!! So well deserved!

  21. Congratulations ! You certainly deserve it. Your hand quilting is quite something. Hand quilting is a dying art, which as a fellow hand quilter, we need to keep alive! Xxx

  22. Stella Blunt says:

    Congratulations!!! You deserve it. Your hand quilting is an inspiration to me and I am sure many others.
    Love following your blog and seeing how much you get done.

  23. Barb in southeastern PA says:

    Congratulations! Beautiful quilt, and I love what you do to bring life to old tops.

  24. Ann Hancock says:

    AWESOME, Tim. Congratulations, you must be over the moon!
    Wish I was there to see it.

  25. Louise says:

    Awesome work. Congratulations!!

  26. Babara says:

    Wow, Congrats! I am going today to AQS to see it. The award is well deserved, you are a master quilter.

  27. Deb Satka says:

    Yay!!! Go Tim!!! It’s about time those judges got better glasses in which to see those magnificent stitches of yours! 😉

  28. Alicia Sanchez says:

    Congratulations! I saw this piece when you showed it at the Capital City Quilt Guild meeting (June?). You have actually inspired me to try handquilting.

    Alicia Sanchez


  29. Lisa Mikel says:

    Congratulations Tim! You and your quilt deserve the honor. It is a magnificent quilt and you are very talented. I am happy for you. I bet Teddy is excited too. He is a good quilt inspector.

  30. Beautiful work…Congratulations!!

  31. Darrell Hardenburg aka dquilterguy says:

    Congratulations TIM!!!! What a wonderful Honor.. I so enjoy when a man wins!! Congrats again.. from a fellow male quilter..

  32. antarabesque says:

    Congrats! I am not surprised, this is splendid and exemplary work. You certainly deserve it!

  33. OmaSan says:

    Congrats, you deserve it, love your work

    Greatings from Sandra (The Netherlands

  34. Dawn Fox Cooper says:

    Just saw that you took one of the big prizes in Grand Rapids! Well deserved for the beautiful work that you do. I hope that you were able to attend the show. It is really one of the high points in life when you see your own quilt in such a venue.


  35. Suzanne says:

    Very well deserved ! It’s an elegant piece of art!

  36. Siobhan says:

    Congratulations!!! So excited for you!

  37. Kate says:

    Congratulations Tim, it’s a beautiful quilt, well done!

  38. Bertha Mallard says:

    Congratulations. You deserved that award — hands down.
    Please continue to share your work and ideas with us. Thanks.

  39. Chrisanna G. says:

    Well done Tim! I’m so happy you received this recognition for your outstanding handwork! … Very best regards.

  40. valerie says:

    Thrilled for you Tim–a well-deserved honor!

  41. Cathi says:

    I’m so glad you won – that quilt is really a masterpiece! Congratulations!!

  42. Bobbie Davis says:

    WONDERFUL!! So glad you have received the recognition we all know is well deserved!!

  43. LeeAnn says:

    Congratulations!!! Well-deserved.

  44. Such great news to hear that your quilt won this award!
    Well deserved Tim…so happy for you!

  45. antarabesque says:

    I wish there was a ‘love’ button, because this quilt stirs my heart. It is serenely fabulous.


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