Jim saw this lovely Dresden Plate quilt on display when we were at Zoar Harvest Festival last August. The Canton Quilt Guild were raffling it as a fund raiser, so Jim bought six tickets for $5.00 and we each signed three tickets.
Well, dang the money! We got a call a few weeks ago that one of our tickets was the lucky winner :)
The guild offered to mail the quilt to us, but Jim decided that we'd take a "day off" and drive to Canton to pick it up.
Yesterday we drove through several climate zones (all while traveling due east on U.S. 30) on our way to Canton. Mostly it was the perfect snowy day for a day trip, but we did hit some freezing rain and a white-out or two just to remind us that we live in Ohio.
We met guild member Sherry Reed at a Bob Evan's restaurant to get the quilt and then have lunch. Sherry is a delightful person and I was happy to meet her.
Jim is so excited about winning, he reminds me of Ralphie's Old Man in A Christmas Story when he won the leg lamp. He called it is major award. So that is what I am calling this quilt...our major award.
How much does Jim love his major award? Enough to build a special shelf that has a quilt bar so that we can display the quilt in one of our living rooms.
I feel as if I've won THREE major awards:
New hand-crafted shelf
What a great way to begin the Thanksgiving/Christmas season that is knocking (rather loudly) on the doors these days.