Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Purse Contest Winner - 2011 CQI

Woo-Hoo!  This morning they just announced the winners of the 2011 Crazy Quilting International Purse Contest.... and I won!!  (insert Happy Dance here).   There were only five (yep, five) entries submitted, although more than triple that had registered to participate.   And every purse was absolutely unique and lovely.

Purse Front

Front, closer in
Front right detail

Web (with Spider!) on lower left front
Back side

I don’t know why it never occurred to me before to use fillet lace as a beading foundation.  It was easy-peasy and turned out much better than I anticipated.  It’s a technique I will definitely use again.

Beading detail
Lined interior with pocket

Congratulations to Lauri Burgesser, Colleen Anderson, Stacie Bebber and Marilyn Nepper who entered the contest and won varying prizes.  Every entry was lovely, and when they are posted on the CQI blog, I will link to it for you to see them.

In the meantime, I have been madly adding golden-dyed laces to my Etsy Shoppe, so be sure to check them out.  I have days of work ahead of me to photograph and add more, but watch in June for a big explosion of my golden-dyed laces, vintage laces and trims, and vintage linens and goodies.

Cathy maroon


  1. Congratulations on your win!!! I loved this purse the minute I saw it, and even had a feeling that it was yours :)


  2. Cathy
    Congratulations!! What a great job!! I love the colors and the heart and the spider and everything!! The handles are perfect did you make those also??
    XO Shirlee

  3. Congratulations!! You deserve it!

  4. Woohoo is RIGHT!! Congratulations! I love the colors too!

  5. Applause! Applause! A gorgeous purse!

  6. Congrats, Cathy!
    I love that beading on fillet lace technique too...good thinking!

  7. Congratulations Cathy! Beautiful pastels and the fillet lace IS a gorgeous touch.

  8. Hello Cathy,Congratulation on your 1st place win!! Your CQ Purse is truly beautiful and well deserving of the win. Big Hugs Judy

  9. I love the pastels and all the stitching!!! Need to learn this new technique beading with fillet lace. The handle adds a special touch. Congratulations on being the winner.
    Linda in NM

  10. Your purse is stunning I love the colors soft and natural, the lace and beading is my favorite.

  11. Tippety-tappety, wiggle and clap! Doing the happy dance with you. Good for you, Cathy!

  12. Congratulations! It is beautiful!

  13. OH, I AM SO EXCITED THAT YOU WON!! Can't wait to see it in purson. (get it!)



  14. Congratulations on a great win for a beautiful purse. The Cinderella colors look great with your composition.

  15. What a beautiful purse Cathy. A wonderful way to showcase your needlework skills! I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:

    Scarlett Burroughs
    Quilting Editor, Craft Gossip

  16. just stunning! What a great job! Congratulations on winning, you certainly deserve it! Hope you make a living like this. It's incredible!!

  17. Congrats on your purse winning first place! Whoo-hoo.
    I just discovered your blog through Craft Gossip and it looks like fun.
    I'll stay longer when I have more time.

    Have a great weekend.

  18. Essa bolsa ficou maravilhosa; parabéns pela escolha certa dos tons que conferiram um resultado final único!!!!
    Parabéns, Dolly

    This bag has wonderful, congratulations on choice of tones that gave a single final result!!
    Congratulations, Dolly


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