#13 is My Lucky Number

Yesterday the Village Square Quilters had the voting for the Challenge Quilt competition. I finished binding the quilt during the board meeting. I then left the meeting to turn in my piece for the competition. I was the 13th person to enter a piece so my entry number was 13. A lot of people would think this was bad luck, but I have a different opinion of the #13. My birthday is on 12-13. Tom asked me to marry him on 9-13 at 9:13 am. He gave me my ring on 12-13 at 12:13 am. We would have been married on 6-13, but the kids were still in school, so we had to give up on our luck 13 and waited one week.

When I entered this quilt (Japanese Delight 2003) into the City Quilter challenge I was also #13 and I won 2nd place.

This quilt is named #13 (2005). Whe I entered this quilt into the New Jersey State Quilt Guild Convention show, I won 2nd place.

Well, the number 13 came through for me, I won my first 1st place ribbon in the VSQ challenge.

There were some really nice challenge quilts made this year. Twenty-two quilters participated in the challenge. As they were announcing the winners, when they came to 1st place, it was mentioned that maybe #13 is not always unlucky, It was then announced #13, Mary Anne Ciccotelli had won 1st place. I was pretty excited. I love the piece and its great when other like your work also. VSQ is going to present the ribbons at the quilt show the first week-end of November.

4 Responses to “#13 is My Lucky Number”

  1. Jennie Yri says:

    It looks great mom! I can’t wait to see it in person!

  2. Lindsey says:


  3. Anonymous says:

    It really did turn out beautiful! Congratulations!

  4. Emily W says:

    Congratulations mom, it looks awesome!

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