"CONGRATULATIONS! The jury has accepted your quilt, see attached, for further
consideration in the 2014 AQS QuiltWeek® Contest in Grand Rapids, Michigan" begins the email I received today.
It is great to be able to be in your AQS show in the area you live. For one thing, you get to go-- and they put a little ribbon indicating your participation on your name bade and then all the vendors are extra lovely to you. It is a bit like having a "please congratulate me" sign on :)
The quilt is called Arcus and is machine pieced. No applique or fusing is involved in the construction of the arcs which I free-cut. In other words, you "have at" a yard of fabric with the rotary cutter--which takes some getting used to. This one is machine quilted primarily in long arcing lines, but also some busier patterns inside the black and brown sections.