Here are the top few ribbon earning quilts in the judged portion of the show. The rest are, well, either my quilts or the work of my friends. Enjoy!!!
Susan Mezera's "A Tall Walk in New York" earned not only Best of Show, but a First Place Ribbon (for earning between 92-98 points on general appearance, design, workmanship and judge's recognition), Best Piecing and the Crickett Sweet Best Use of Color prize. Check out all those little points! WOW! Paper pieced by the maker and long-arm machine quilted by Eileen McCabe.
"Need'l Therapy (Sister's Quilt #4)" by Carol DiNuzzo earned a First Place Blue Ribbon, Vendor's Choice and Best Hand Quilting prize this year.
"Birds 'n Urns" (seen below) was also pieced by Pat Cunningham and earned the "Best Applique" prize. It was quilted by Laurie Collins.
The above is Laurie Collins' work "Feather and Swirl Wholecloth" which earned a Second Place Ribbon (earning between 85- 91 points) and a Judge's Choice award.
Below is Eileen McCabe's "Happy" which also earned a Second Place Red Ribbon. I think these are just stunning!
Now the gallery of my work and my friends.
"Poppy" was finished enough to show. She needs more quilting especially in the background, but here she is. Thank you, Mary, at Dying to Sew for the Vendor's Ribbon and prize. I really appreciate it.
"A Winter Evening Star" earned me a Third Place Prize ( for 80-84 points). I'm very happy as I know how stiff the competition for excellence was in this show. Thank you, Leslie Armando, for the beautiful long-arm machine quilting.
Linda Cary's "Clematis" is going to be a donation for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative someday. YEAH!
Cara Molyneaux's "Jelly Roll Spring" makes me happy!
MH Designs. Amazing results!
Finally, "October Song" by Kathleen Morris is a stunningly beautiful quilt and a tribute to her favorite time of year. I can't wait to make one just like it!