This past weekend, I took myself on a self-proclaimed and self-directed "This Quilting Mama" tour of New York City and New Jersey. My first three stops were in Manhattan.
The City Quilter, a Manhattan based fabric store, in partnership with American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine created a national contest to celebrate and honor the Centennial of Grand Central Station. Four fabrics were created "incorporating the distinctive colors and iconography of this beloved building." This final exhibit at the New York Transit Museum includes 30 finalists from the over 80 entries. It will be on display until July 6th, 2014.
Grand Prize: "Time Flies But We Take the Train" by Amy Krasnansky of Baltimore, Maryland
Finalist: "Stars of the Four Winds" by Pamelia Paddock of Abilene, Texas
Second Prize: "Chasms 16: Under the Stars" by Beth Carney of Yonkers, New York
Finalist: "Celebrating the Wheels of Progress" by Margaret Caldwell of Panama City, Florida
Honorable Mention: "GCT Centennial Cake, CELEBRATE!" by Nancy S. Hoskins of Springfield, Virginia
First Prize: "Grand Central Terminal Mandala" by Ligaya Siachongco of Woodside, New York
Honorable Mention: "Family Tribute to Grand Central" by Nancy H. Gary of Hudson, Ohio
Honorable Mention: "Frank's Daily Commute" by Julie Quigley of Brookfield, Wisconsin
Finalist: "It's About Time" by Melinda Meers of Melbourne, Florida
Honorable Mention: "Meet Me at the Clock" by Christina Blais of Stratford, Connecticut
Finalist: "Coming and Going for 100 Years" by Karen Morrison of Katy, Texas
So sorry to have missed the title and maker of this quilt.
Finalist: "Escalator to the Stars" by Charlotte Noll of Lauderhill, Florida
Finalist: "Time Tables and Ticket Windows" by Patricia Porter of Lincoln, California
Finalist: "100 Years-- Out of the Darkness and Into the Light" by Kim Gimblette of Ossining, New York
Finalist: "Grand Timeline" by Laura Laslett of Greenwood Lake, New York
Finalist: "A Celebration of Service" by Angela E. Jones of Chula Vista, California
Finalist: "Happy Birthday" by Sheva Farkas of Silver Spring, Maryland
Finalist: "Memories of Grand Central Terminal" by Carolyn Rancier of Abilene, Texas
Honorable Mention: "As Time Goes By" by Gretchen Crozier of Fremont, California
Finalist: by Theresa Nielsen of Royal Oak, Michigan. Sorry I didn't get the whole title.
Finalist: "100 Year GCS" by Lisa Jenni of Redmond, Washington