I was minding my own business in Montana – learning more with Judy Niemeyer at Quilt Camp. Then I got a text from my friend Diane Poor who informed me that my Unchartered Waters quilt, done in Tim Holtz Regions Beyond fabrics won Judge’s Choice at the Quilt Plano 2022 Show! It also got an Honorable Mention ribbon. But really, winning Judge’s Choice is an amazing honor. Had I stuffed my binding a bit more, I may have placed. I don’t care so much about technical perfection. But I do care about people liking my work (with the flaws included!). I had entered the quilt for fun and so glad that I did. Thanks to everyone who sent congratulatory comments my way!