One thing I hadn't expected to see at the Quilt Show was this:
A "Highly Commended" ribbon on a friend's quilt. Congratulations Jenny! I know how much work and love went into this quilt over many years. And the uncertainties involved at various stages, including the process of entering it into the show. How great to see that loving work acknowledged to some extent with an award. For me it's encouraging because I know that the effort went in entirely for the personal significance of the quilt. Entering it in the show was very much an afterthought. So this is a bonus.