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#7981 - Monterey at Dusk

51 in x 60 in

Winner of $2,500.00 for Best of Show
Sponsored by RJR Fabrics


Entered by Melinda Bula (El Dorado Hills, CA)
Made by Melinda Bula
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: It’s our 25th anniversary. We held hands as we walk along the beach at sunset. Sailboats were bobbing in the water and you could hear the seals barking on the rocks below. A local couple walking by joked that I was taking too many pictures; little did they know it would soon be a quilt.

 

#7831 - Aunt Mimi's Flower Garden

83 in x 83 in

Winner of $1,000.00 for Judges' Special Merit
Sponsored by Hoffman California Fabrics


Entered by Elsie Campbell (Dodge City, KS)
Made by Elsie M Campbell
Started in 2004, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: I love to garden especially flowers. In mid-winter, making a colorful spring-like quilt is the best way! Machine applique techniques were taught to me by Sue Nickels, machine quilting techniques by Diane Gaudynski and piped binding by Susan Cleveland and Ricky Tims.

 

#7911 - Secret Garden in the Starry, Starry Night

front view

back view

Winner of $750.00 for Best of Show - Wearable
Sponsored by P & B Textiles


Entered by Rami Kim (Granite Bay, CA)
Made by Rami Kim
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: In the central place of every heart, there is a secret garden filled with flowers shining under sparkling stars. I used silk dupioni and French lace overlay and quilted the jacket with Hobb’s “Thermore” batting. I wove folded fabric strips to achieve hexagon and star shapes. Flowers were free-motion machine embroidered.

 

#7903 - Fall Into Spring

55 in x 55 in

Winner of $750.00 for Excellence in Hand Quilting
Sponsored by C & T Publishing


Entered by Cheryl L See (Ashburn, VA)
Made by Cheryl See
Started in 2006, Finished in 2006
Design basis: Better Homes & Garden 505 Quilt Blocks, Mary Mac Carthy
Artist statement: My inspiration for the quilt was a mosaic tile medallion I had purchased. I tried to imitate a vase with leaf stems from a pattern in “The Crafter’s Pattern Sourcebook” by Mary MacCarthy. Most of the leaves were traced from real leaves but some were copied from Better Homes & Gardens’ “505 Quilt Blocks.”

 

#7822 - Simply Crossed and Gilded

92 in x 92 in

Winner of $750.00 for Excellence in Longarm Quilting
Sponsored by Nolting Manufacturing, Inc.


Entered by Renae Haddadin (Sandy, UT)
Made by Jan Clarke and Renae Haddadin
Quilted by Renae Haddadin
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Design basis: circa 1800s
Artist statement: This quilt was hand appliqued by Jan Clarke based on an antique quilt made approximately in 1853 as seen in Living with Quilts. Renae quilted very clean, traditional type designs with innovative twists and techniques to suit the needleturn applique.

 

#8003 - Lea's Choice

81 in x 81 in

Winner of $750.00 for Excellence in Machine Quilting
Sponsored by Moore's Sewing Center


Entered by Joanie Zeier Poole (Sun Prairie, WI)
Made by Joanie Zeier Poole
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Design basis: Central Medallion from 20th Century Quilts 1900-1950
Artist statement: This quilt represents friendships through quilting, the yellow ribbons for those passed on, the pink garland for my growing circle of friends, each leaf is a new student. Hand applique, machine quilted, home sewing machine.

 

#8069 - Grand Canyon Monarch

42 in x 63 in

Winner of $750.00 for Outstanding Art Quilt
Sponsored by Alexander Henry Fabrics, Inc.


Entered by Donna Cherry (Bend, OR)
Made by Donna Cherry
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This piece represents the vast potential of the creative mind. I used commercial and hand-dyed fabrics, hand applique, free-motion machine embroidery and quilting, puff paint, textile paint, hand embroidery, and tulle and organza overlays.

 

#7868 - America the Beautiful

72 in x 57 in

Winner of $750.00 for Outstanding Innovative Quilt
Sponsored by Robert Kaufman Co.


Entered by Sharon L Schlotzhauer (Colorado Springs, CO)
Made by Sharon Schlotzhauer
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: Inspired by the hymn, “America the Beautiful,” penned from the summit of Pike’s Peak. My desire was to depict the beauty of the mountain, surrounding area, aspen leaves, and frame them. See our flag in the sky, and words of the hymn around the border.

 

#8120 - Nebraska's Rising Sun

86 in x 86 in

Winner of $750.00 for Outstanding Traditional Quilt
Sponsored by Wilmington Prints


Entered by Sandi McMillan (Albion, NE)
Made by Sandi McMillan and Laura Franchini
Quilted by Sandi McMillan
Started in 2005, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: Inspired by two wonderful antique Lone Stars, Laura and Sandi sought to create a quilt with dynamic design and vivid colors using relatively simple machine methods that have the appearance of fine handwork.

 

#8148 - Round Robin - Black-Eyed Susan

50 in x 50 in

Winner of $500.00 for Best Group Quilt
Sponsored by Red Rooster Fabrics


Entered by Lynn Crawford (Wrightwood, CA)
Made by Lynn Crawford
Quilted by Carolyn Reynolds
Started in 2005, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This quilt was made by the Sew-ciety girls: Lynn Crawford, Peggy Freligh, Christi Gillam, Joy Agnew, Rose Burcher and Linda Rhodes. What a treasure!

 

#8107 - Flowers of the Galaxy

80 in x 80 in

Winner of $500.00 for Best Large Quilt
Sponsored by Marcus Brothers Textiles


Entered by Gloria McKeehan (Redlands, CA)
Made by Gloria McKeehan
Quilted by Lynette Harlan
Started in 2005, Finished in 2007
Design basis: Oley Valley Tulip
Artist statement: I challenged myself to make something really different with a lot of color and design. I did needle-turn applique and the quilt has two wool battings to give it the trapunto look.

 

#8221 - Celestial Garden

16 in x 16 in

Winner of $500.00 for Best Miniature Quilt
Sponsored by Golden Threads


Entered by Jane Holihan (Walworth, NY)
Made by Jane Holihan
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This whitework quilt is based on a medallion-style quilt. It features feathers, birds, flowers and cherubs, and is an original design. The hand quilting is enhanced with trapunto.

 

#7851 - Finders Keepers

60 in x 43 in

Winner of $500.00 for Best Pictorial Quilt
Sponsored by Superior Threads


Entered by Kathy McNeil (Marysville, WA)
Made by Kathy McNeil
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: New treasures roll in with every tide. Who will find them first?

 

#7955 - Once in a Lifetime

76 in x 91 in

Winner of $500.00 for Best Quilt from 1st Time Entrant
Sponsored by Quilt in A Day


Entered by Kathleen Walker (Mission Viejo, CA)
Made by Kathleen Walker
Started in 2003, Finished in 2007
Design basis: Elly Sienkiewicz, Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli
Artist statement: I hand appliqued these blocks using Elly Sienkiewicz patterns and one from Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli. This started when a few friends wanted to do a Baltimore Album quilts. We met once a month and the applique took one-and-a-half years to do.

 

#8076 - Kachina

61 in x 77 in

Winner of $500.00 for Best Use of Color
Sponsored by Tall Mouse Arts & Crafts


Entered by Marilyn Badger (St. George, UT)
Made by Marilyn Badger
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Design basis: Claudia Clark Myers
Artist statement: I pieced “Kachina” to showcase Myrna’s quilting skills. Even though I used many different fabrics in the log cabin blocks, they are relatively calm in order to let Myrna’s quilting shine. I added the beads by hand after quilting.

 

#8032 - Fatal Attraction

42 in x 53 in
Winner of $500.00 for Best Wall Quilt
Sponsored by Starr Design Fabrics Inc.


Entered by Sandy Curran (Newport News, VA)
Made by Sandy Curran
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This is one of a series of quilts focusing on eyes. If the eyes seem alive then I have succeeded. The cat's eyes should look predatory. The fish should look nervous.
#7943 - Sissy Loves Carrots

32 in x 26 in

Winner of $500.00 for Most Humorous
Sponsored by Benartex


Entered by Lynn Drennan (Lindsay, CA)
Made by Lynn Drennan
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: Sissy, a Bureau of Land Management adoptee, shares our pasture. I began this quilt as a class project with Marilyn Bedford through Quilt University, 2006. It features machine appliqué, thread play, and machine quilting.

 

#8242 - Just Purrrrfect

front view

back view

Winner of $300.00 for Best Fabric Manipulation
Sponsored by Hobbs Bonded Fibers


Entered by Judy Mullen (Manteca, CA)
Made by Judy Mullen
Started in 2006, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: A bag of stuff containing two black fabrics, 2 cat prints and decorative threads inspired the design for this challenge garment. The pieced background is quilted with rayon and sparkling threads. Gypsy was always dressed with a collar and a bell.

 

#8187 - Laurel Burch Mythical Horses

front view

back view

Winner of $300.00 for Best Jacket or Vest
Sponsored by Timeless Treasures


Entered by Jane Prario (Alpine, CA)
Made by Jane Prario
Started in 2006, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: I used raw-edge applique for the different horse designs and added couched yarns, decorative stitching and more raw-edge applique for the back and side panels. Echo quilting around all the designs and special hand stamping on lining was used.

 

#7890 - Waiting for Spring

Winner of $300.00 for Best Surface Embellishment
Sponsored by Sulky of America


Entered by Summerset Banks (Northfield, NH)
Made by Summerset Banks
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Design basis: #5187 McCall's
Artist statement: While dreaming of spring one New England winter, I made this vest. The reversible vest features machine quilting, hand beading, organza flowers cut with a wood burning tool and tulle layering techniques.

 

#8259 - Carved in Stone

44 in x 49 in

Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Art, Abstract
Sponsored by The Quilters Studio


Entered by Marie O'Kelley (Seattle, WA)
Made by Marie O'Kelley
Started in 2006, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: Reverse applique is used to erplicate ancient petroglyphs carved into a cliff face. Piecing and hand quilting stitches help to recreate the texture of stone. Embellished with beads.

 

#8011 - Eagle Ridge

46 in x 60 in

Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Art, Naturescape
Sponsored by The Cotton Patch


Entered by Joanne Baeth (Bonanza, OR)
Made by Joanne Baeth
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: I am fortunate to live in a rural area in Southeastern Oregon where eagles and other wildlife can be observed. Techniques include hand and raw-edge applique, trapunto, needle felting, and machine quilting. Hand-dyed fabrics, inks, paints, and wool roving were also used.

 

#8062 - The Zodiac

90 in x 90 in

Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Art, Portrait
Sponsored by Beyond The Reef


Entered by Martha Brown (Pickering, ON Canada)
Made by Martha Brown
Started in 2005, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: This quilt includes machine applique of over 3,000 pieces, machine piecing, hand painting for details, hand embroidery, machine couched yarns, hand-beaded, prairie points, and free-motion quilting. The back of the piece features fused stars and the original embroidery.

 

#7976 - Chocolatte

85 in x 95 in

Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Innovative, Large, Mixed
Sponsored by McCall's Quilting


Entered by Birgit Schueller (Riegelsberg Germany)
Made by Birgit Schueller
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: Think hot chocolate and latte macchiato served at a nice café. The inner border with the “holes,” the scalloped edge and my quilting are supposed to add a “lacy” feel to the piece!

 

#8080 - KT-22 in Cloth

46 in x 46 in

Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Innovative, Wall, Applique
Sponsored by Pincushion Boutique


Entered by Lynn Tubbe (Georgetown, CA)
Made by B. Lynne Tubbe
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Design basis: Cecile Johnson watercolor
Artist statement: I have adapted, with permission, one of Cecile Johnson’s most well-known watercolors. The added inner frame is my personal statement about the challenges, both quilting and skiing, that the Squaw Valley peak presents.

 

#8183 - Much Ado About Nothing

57 in x 43 in

Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Innovative, Wall, Mixed
Sponsored by Leah's Fabric Gallery


Entered by Kathy McNeil (Marysville, WA)
Made by Kathy McNeil
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: For Helen, whose patience, wisdom and grace have always calmed the waters. We are lucky to be amongst her flock of nurses. Techniques include hand applique, embellishment of feathers and beads, thread play, and machine piecing and quilting.

 

#7916 - Grandma's Clock

55 in x 55 in

Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Innovative, Wall, Other
Sponsored by Material Possessions


Entered by Jodi Robinson (Enon Valley, PA)
Made by Jodi Robinson
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This is an original design, based on the shape of a crazy 60’s clock my grandma used to have. We used to laugh about the clock; when I recently started seeing it re-appear in TV shows and commercials, I just had to make this quilt.

 

#8046 - Indian Trails

60 in x 60 in

Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Innovative, Wall, Pieced

Entered by Valerie Gabriel (Placentia, CA)
Made by Valerie Gabriel
Started in 2005, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: This quilt was inspired by the weaving patterns of traditional Navajo rugs. The challenge was machine piecing 6.432 pieces in a puzzle of over 40 different non-traditional blocks.

 

#8058 - Marie-Antoinette

9 in x 16 in

Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Miniature
Sponsored by Kona Bay Fabrics


Entered by Michael Aaron McAllister (Saint Louis, MO)
Made by Michael Aaron McAllister
Started in 2006, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: Beloved, reviled, cherished, scorned, Marie-Antoinette was queen of France during the time which ushered in the French Revolution. The color palette had to be airy and frivolous like cotton candy…as Marie would have wanted.

 

#8157 - Illuminated Alphabet

66 in x 79 in

Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Traditional, Large, Applique
Sponsored by Maywood Studio/EE Schenck Company


Entered by Zena Thorpe (Chatsworth, CA)
Made by Zena Thorpe
Started in 2005, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: I have long been fascinated by the ancient illuminated manuscripts which usually began with a large embellished capital letter.

 

#7906 - Little Brown Bird

88 in x 88 in

Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Traditional, Large, Mixed
Sponsored by In The Beginning Fabrics


Entered by Fairy Earnest (Orange, CA)
Made by Fairy Earnest
Quilted by Kristi Hammer
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This is a very detailed design; I needed a good challenge. Every block is different, so it was a joy. It is appliquéd (needle turn) pieced, embroidered and inked and heavily quilted.

 

#8050 - Frosted Fire

42 in x 50 in
Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Traditional, Large, Other
Sponsored by Morgan Quality Products


Entered by Susan Webster (Apple Valley, MN)
Made by Susan Webster
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: I wondered what would happen if I put a multi-color batik behind shadow trapunto... I like it! I also enjoyed using colorful thread and making flowers out of feathers.
#8042 - Untitled

80 in x 91 in

Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Traditional, Large, Pieced
Sponsored by Flynn Quilt Frame Co.


Entered by Mary Sue Suit (Sidney, NE)
Made by Mary Sue Suit
Quilted by Judy Woodworth
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: Designed to incorporate a Kansas City Star pattern, the quilt uses piecing technique found in A New Twist of Triangles and is embellished with bias applique feathers. This quilt joins the best of two quilting friends.

 

#7834 - My 6th Grade Shoes

70 in x 70 in

Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Traditional, Wall, Applique
Sponsored by Amidon Quiltworks


Entered by Penelope Tucker (San Jose, CA)
Made by Penelope Tucker and Ronda Beyer
Quilted by Ronda Beyer
Started in 2001, Finished in 2007
Design basis: Fairmeadow by Jeana Kimball
Artist statement: Penny was inspired by a pair of beloved shoes when choosing her fabric colors. It evoked memories of hot summer days in the 1960s. Ronda added her own design element by quilting the trapunto border.

 

#8111 - Just Dotty

70 in x 70 in
Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Traditional, Wall, Mixed
Sponsored by The Calico House


Entered by Trudy Smith (Simi Valley, CA)
Made by Trudy Smith
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Design basis: Becky Goldsmith
Artist statement: The joy of working with dot fabrics is indescribable! The quilt is paper pieced, machine applique, hand embroidered (black outline), and machine quilted.
#8083 - Tenacious

23 in x 23 in

Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Traditional, Wall, Pieced
Sponsored by Square in a Square


Entered by Sally Collins (Walnut Creek, CA)
Made by Sally Collins
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: Although this quilt presented me with many challenges, I just couldn’t give up on the design. In the end it was a gift. It has no foundation piecing and is machine pieced.

 

#7889 - American Beauty

front view

back view

Winner of $150.00 for 1st Place - Wearable
Sponsored by Monica's Quilt and Bead Creations


Entered by Summerset Banks (Northfield, NH)
Made by Summerset Banks
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Design basis: dress: vintage pattern, coat: NY pattern #1500, both modified
Artist statement: American Beauty was inspired by red roses and vintage gowns. The ensemble, made from vintage patterns, includes techniques of trapunto, hand applique, machine quilting, couture strap seams, handmade roses and faux fur created from yarn.

 

#8196 - Fences and Bridges #1

29 in x 32 in

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Art, Abstract

Entered by Laura Wasilowski (Elgin, IL)
Made by Laura Wasilowski
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This is a quilt made with fused fabrics that are scraps from other quilts in an improvisational manner.

 

#8258 - Resurrection - A Celebration of Ivorybills

70 in x 49 in

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Art, Naturescape

Entered by Marie O'Kelley (Seattle, WA)
Made by Marie O'Kelley
Started in 2005, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: Inspired by the rediscovery of Ivorybill Woodpeckers in Arkansas in 2004, this quilt is hand appliqued and hand quilted. I used dye-painting over a Judy Robertson hand-dyed fabric to depict the water.

 

#7989 - Nude with Rope

83 in x 26 in

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Art, Portrait

Entered by Ferret (North Harrow, Middlesex United Kingdom)
Made by Ferret
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: Inspired by the idea of unusual objects providing modesty. The rope, sometimes seen as sinister, covers and protects this woman.

 

#8245 - Let Your Light Shine

82 in x 82 in

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Innovative, Large, Mixed

Entered by Linda MacDougall (Murrieta, CA)
Made by Linda MacDougall
Started in 2005, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: Some quilts have a voice of their own. Let Your Light Shine started with a traditional background. Then the swirling star burst forth, spraying glittering yarns, beads and crystals across the night sky.

 

#7894 - Color My World

55 in x 55 in

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Innovative, Wall, Applique

Entered by Diane Evans (Schenectady, NY)
Made by Diane J Evans
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This quilt evolved from an exercise in drawing a design on a folded piece of paper and reflecting that motif eight times; the quilting designs are all original. A song by Petula Clark inspired the title.

 

#8068 - Hawaiian Punch

54 in x 54 in

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Innovative, Wall, Mixed

Entered by Irena Bluhm (Little Elm, TX)
Made by Irena Bluhm
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: “Hawaiian Punch” is a painted surface wholecloth quilt. All quilting was completed before color was applied, using colored pencils and textile medium. Flower centers are turned-edge applique stitched on my longarm machine. All stitching is done in a freehand motion.

 

#7888 - Color Me Purple

40 in x 40 in

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Innovative, Wall, Other

Entered by Cindy Rainey (Kenai, AK)
Made by Cindy Rainey
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: Color Me Purple is inspired by Irena Bluhm's techinque of painting/coloring on fabric. I designed this wholecloth, quilted it, then painted with Shiva Paintstiks. The beads and crystals were then applied.

 

#8129 - Sonoran Stars

44 in x 44 in

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Innovative, Wall, Pieced

Entered by Sherri B Driver (Tucson, AZ)
Made by Sherri Driver
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: Native American baskets and a collection of ikat and striped fabrics were the inspiration for this quilt. The curved sections were made by sewing bias strips to freezer paper foundations.

 

#8205 - Lassen View

16 in x 11 in

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Miniature

Entered by Pat Durbin (Eureka, CA)
Made by Pat Durbin
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This scene showing Lassen through tree boughs inspired me to do some heavy threadwork to replicate the trees. I used lots of thread in money colors. The background is created using picture mosaic, my original piecing technique using 1/2" squares.

 

#7900 - Pennsylvania Palette

85 in x 85 in

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Traditional, Large, Applique

Entered by Wendy Caton Reed (Bath, ME)
Made by Wendy Caton Reed
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: I've always been attracted to the wonderful Lancaster Pennsylvania colors. I had amassed such a collection of these reproduction fabrics that it was time to make something with them. This is my first full size hand appliqued quilt. I hand quilted it with wool batting.

 

#8222 - Sweet Land of Liberty

79 in x 79 in
Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Traditional, Large, Mixed

Entered by Marlene Royse (Raleigh, NC)
Made by Marlene Royse
Started in 2005, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: Sweet Land of Liberty was designed to be reminiscent of an antique quilt, a tribute to our quilting ancestors. It celebrates our freedom and all who have served the cause of liberty in our land.
#7988 - Guide Me

95 in x 95 in

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Traditional, Large, Other

Entered by Ferret (North Harrow, Middlesex United Kingdom)
Made by Ferret
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This is my first bed sized wholecloth. I wanted to play with this very traditional style and making it look like a pieced quilt.

 

#8091 - Big Bird Blues

82 in x 82 in

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Traditional, Large, Pieced

Entered by Claudia Clark Myers (Duluth, MN)
Made by Claudia Clark Myers
Quilted by Marilyn Badger
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This cheery blue and yellow quilt is a combination of several traditional blocks, Nosegay, Silver and Gold, and Lend and Borrow. One hand quilting design was re-drafted to use for machine applique and looks amazingly like Big Bird’s face!

 

#7874 - Blooms 'n Baskets

57 in x 57 in

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Traditional, Wall, Applique

Entered by Shirley Turnipseed (San Diego, CA)
Made by Shirley Turnipseed
Quilted by Wendy Knight
Started in 2005, Finished in 2007
Design basis: Blooms & Baskets; Gems of SUmmer by Emily Senuta
Artist statement: This quilt was made in classes of Susan Prioleau from Emily Senuta’s book, “Blooms & Baskets” – Gems of Summer. The joy of making it came from Emily’s beautiful designs and Susan’s appliqué expertise.

 

#7986 - Radiance

63 in x 63 in

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Traditional, Wall, Mixed

Entered by Debbie Everett (Poway, CA)
Made by Debbie Everett
Quilted by Wendy Knight
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Design basis: Bella Bella, McMeeking
Artist statement: McMeeking's Bella Bella, Venice Rose. Paper pieced, piecelique, machine applique. Once multi-colored fabric was found, other colors fell into my hand all in one store! Love the colors; couldn't wait to put it together.

 

#7840 - Star Struck

25 in x 25 in

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Traditional, Wall, Pieced

Entered by Susan Axelrod (Ramona, CA)
Made by Susan Axelrod
Started in 2006, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: Inspired by Sally Collins, this quilt was sewn without foundation piecing and was very challenging. It was an exercise in design and color as well as precise construction and finishing.

 

#7821 - African Village Coat Ensemble

front view

back view

Winner of $100.00 for 2nd Place - Wearable

Entered by Connie Horne (Elk Grove, CA)
Made by Connie Horne
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Design basis: Rachel Clark's coat pattern
Artist statement: My coat was inspired by a trip my husband and I want to make one day. Rachel Clark's coat pattern and McCalls patterns for the vest and pants. The purse was my own creation. I designed my coat using the collaging technique.

 

#8140 - An Antique Start of Something New

44 in x 42 in
Winner of $100.00 for Judges' Choice (Carol)
Sponsored by Honey Run Quilters


Entered by Joyce Paterson (Ukiah, CA)
Made by Joyce Paterson
Started in 2006, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: With four-inch antique log cabin silk squares as the starting inspiration, this quilt developed somewhat on its own. The background black and beige/green seemed the appropriate setting while the art deco style trapunto brings the antique silk forward in time.
#8000 - Shades of Past

32 in x 41 in

Winner of $100.00 for Judges' Choice (Gloria)
Sponsored by Honey Run Quilters


Entered by Tana LaDuke (Grand Junction, CO)
Made by Tana LaDuke
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: A small old photograph that belonged to dad; Then I used material to translate it to fabric; Images cut out and sewed on; A little imagination; Ancestors come to life, or maybe just to fabric.

 

#7815 - Ramparts of Yvoire

50 in x 34 in

Winner of $100.00 for Judges' Choice (Kathy)
Sponsored by Honey Run Quilters


Entered by Lenore Crawford (Midland, MI)
Made by Lenore Crawford
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This piece was created by fusing, machine top-stitching and fabric paints. This village, Yvoire, on Lake Geneva is full of beauty and wonderful people. I have visited there since I was 16.

 

#7939 - Wheat & Dragonflies

44 in x 64 in
Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place - Art, Abstract

Entered by Laura Fisher (Visalia, CA)
Made by Laura Fisher
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: It started with the fabric in the main pot dictating the shape and size of the pot. The second pot was designed to complement the main pot. The dragonflies are associated with wheat harvest so the background is stylized wheat.
#8169 - Colossal Caladiums

61 in x 41 in

Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place - Art, Naturescape

Entered by BJ Titus (Coatesville, PA)
Made by B.J. Titus
Started in 2006, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: While browsing in my favorite garden shop I noticed a caladium plant with enormous leaves, which I used as the inspiration for this quilt. This is an original design, hand-painted and hand-dyed fabric.

 

#8182 - Night Raider

41 in x 41 in

Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place - Art, Portrait

Entered by Patt Blair (Mt Baldy, CA)
Made by Patt Blair
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: I have always been intrigued with the imbedded contrast of spirit in elephants…one side a lumbering, seemingly docile giant capable of turning to power and rage when threat materializes.

 

#8053 - Fine Feathered Fancy

81 in x 81 in

Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place - Innovative, Large, Mixed

Entered by Ann Petersen (Aurora, CO)
Made by Ann Petersen
Started in 2006, Finished in 2006
Design basis: "Feathered Star Quilt Blocks I" by Marsha McClosky
Artist statement: Inspired by the desire to make a quilt with many feather quilting designs, it was designed to fit the quilting patterns. I wanted very traditional blocks and quilting with modern colors and setting.

 

#7873 - Window Shopping

34 in x 51 in

Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place - Innovative, Wall, Applique

Entered by Marcia Stein (San Francisco, CA)
Made by Marcia Stein
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This quilt is pretty true to the photograph I took in Venice, Italy; though I did give the balding gentleman a full head of hair, which is a decision based purely on technical considerations.

 

#8151 - High Flight

61 in x 76 in

Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place - Innovative, Wall, Mixed

Entered by Linda S Schmidt (Dublin, CA)
Made by Linda Schmidt
Started in 2006, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: A raging Norwegian fjord, an eagle and an old, dead tree combine to portray this elemental force of nature.

 

#7893 - Dizzy

35 in x 35 in

Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place - Innovative, Wall, Pieced

Entered by Diane Evans (Schenectady, NY)
Made by Diane J Evans
Started in 2006, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: Radiating lines, circular shapes and symmetry hold excitement for me, and I enjoyed the challenge of color placement using these three design elements. A friend named the quilt after a song by 60s singer Tommy Roe.

 

#8176 - Earthen Waves

16 in x 16 in

Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place - Miniature

Entered by Leigh Elking (Scottsdale, AZ)
Made by Leigh Elking
Started in 2005, Finished in 2006
Design basis: Manipulated EQ5 Block book
Artist statement: This quilt started on EQ, but had to be hand-drafted to achieve this balance in miniature scale. It’s quilted in metallic thread in a design which re-enforces the curving, flowing pattern of the blocks.

 

#8215 - Bear Crossing

71 in x 96 in

Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place - Traditional, Large, Mixed

Entered by Bonnie Pius (Shaver Lake, CA)
Made by Bonnie Pius
Started in 2004, Finished in 2007
Design basis: Quilters Newsletter Jan/Feb 2000
Artist statement: This bear paw quilt appeared in the Jan/Feb 2000 issue of Quilter’s Newsletter. It took years to collect dark plaids for the 39 blocks. I added bears to the applique border and wings on the birds.

 

#8015 - Mystique

53 in x 55 in

Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place - Traditional, Large, Other

Entered by Sue Chaffee (Overland Park, KS)
Made by Sue Chaffee
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: I have always wanted to create a wholecloth quilt, and love the simplicity of all-white quilts. “Mystique” has curved trapunto contrasted with straight lines and grids. The batting is wool and is quilted with silk thread.

 

#7816 - Celestial Showers

86 in x 86 in

Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place - Traditional, Large, Pieced

Entered by Mildred Sorrells (Macomb, IL)
Made by Mildred Sorrells
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Design basis: traditional Broken Star drafted by me
Artist statement: Celestial Showers is machine pieced from a Broken Star pattern that I drafted in the size I needed. I drew the feather designs and freemotion machine quilted them on my Bernina with wool batting and YLI silk thread. Piping is added to edge of quilt.

 

#8086 - Twilight Friends

62 in x 66 in
Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place - Traditional, Wall, Applique

Entered by Judy Sheridan (Skaneateles Falls, NY)
Made by Judy Sheridan
Started in 2004, Finished in 2006
Artist statement: This was inspired by a squirrel’s antics seen driving home from work. It is an original design in applique and hand quilting with an innovative border of small blocks – each individually appliqued with fractures of oak leaves before piecing.
#8048 - Fantastical Deviations

63 in x 63 in

Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place - Traditional, Wall, Mixed

Entered by Susan Webster (Apple Valley, MN)
Made by Susan Webster
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: The design kept deviating as I went along and ended up fantastical! This is the first quilt I used colored thread on. Some of the applique was originally quilting designs.

 

#8235 - Shifting Focus

64 in x 64 in

Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place - Traditional, Wall, Pieced

Entered by Mary Kay Davis (Sunnyvale, CA)
Made by Mary Kay Davis
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: For this quilt, I challenged myself to use only fabric from my stash. I was successful and had to buy only the batting and some thread. The other challenge was all the little triangles.

 

#8212 - La Boheme

Winner of $50.00 for 3rd Place - Wearable

Entered by Eve Kovacs (Woodridge, IL)
Made by Eve Kovacs
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Design basis: New Look C538
Artist statement: This reversible coat is embellished with machine embroidered bands, machine quilting and decorative hand stitching on eyelash fabric. The reverse side has an eclectic mix of burnout, jacquard, and tapestry embellished with strap seams.

 

#7982 - Romance

57 in x 69 in

Winner of Honorable Mention - Art, Naturescape

Entered by Melinda Bula (El Dorado Hills, CA)
Made by Melinda Bula
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: I have always loved the luscious flower paintings by the Dutch masters. I tried to recreate them with my own flower bouquets from my garden and then in my quilts. When I bring a flower bouquet into my house, it instantly changes the mood of a room. This bouquet brought a romantic feel.

 

#7845 - Peony Dream Melody

68 in x 70 in

Winner of Honorable Mention - Art, Portrait

Entered by Molly Y Hamilton-McNally (Tehachapi, CA)
Made by Molly Y Hamilton-McNally
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This quilt reflects my happy life. After being widowed I recently remarried. I love flowers and my new husband loves gardening and music. The girl playing the pipe is dreaming of peonies, my favorite flower.

 

#8090 - Awesome Blossoms

92 in x 92 in

Winner of Honorable Mention - Innovative, Large, Mixed

Entered by Claudia Clark Myers (Duluth, MN)
Made by Claudia Clark Myers
Quilted by Marilyn Badger
Started in 2006, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: The dahlias are adapted from an applique pattern by Pat Cox. They were machine curve-pieced into sections, then hand and machine appliqued together. The leaves and buds are fusible applique and machine embroidery. The nasturtium design in the border was machine quilted into the border and then hand-painted.

 

#8052 - Licorice Star Garden

65 in x 40 in

Winner of Honorable Mention - Innovative, Wall, Pieced

Entered by Ann Petersen (Aurora, CO)
Made by Ann Petersen
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This quilt was inspired by the toile fabrics combined with non-traditional piecing and setting. It is a tribute to many quilters whose inspiration, instruction, and tools led me here.

 

#7970 - Dainty

15 in x 18 in

Winner of Honorable Mention - Miniature

Entered by Terri Doyle (Gilbert, AZ)
Made by Terri Doyle
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: This miniature quilt was quilted on a longarm machine.

 

#8072 - Rolling Thunder

75 in x 75 in

Winner of Honorable Mention - Traditional, Large, Pieced

Entered by Maria Shell (Anchorage, AK)
Made by Maria Shell and LeAnn McGinnis
Quilted by Maria Shell
Started in 2004, Finished in 2006
Design basis: "Mohawk Trail" by Brenda Henning
Artist statement: “Rolling Thunder” is an adaptation of Brenda Henning’s Mohawk Trail pattern found in her book, “Sharp Pointies.” Thick cotton jean stitch threads create a sensation of wild rolling movement on the surface of this quilt.

 

#8094 - Back Yard Birds

58 in x 80 in

Winner of Honorable Mention - Traditional, Wall, Applique

Entered by Ingrid Fullard (Georgetown, TX)
Made by Ingrid Fullard
Started in 2005, Finished in 2006
Design basis: Birds and Flowers Album by Bea Oglesby
Artist statement: I have lived in the West and East Coast and now in Texas. I love watching and feeding the birds, and have seen all the different birds in my backyard. It was fun finding the fabrics to make the birds look real.

 

#7967 - Thirties Pineapple Patch

56 in x 66 in

Winner of Honorable Mention - Traditional, Wall, Mixed

Entered by Jan Hirth (Laguna Niguel, CA)
Made by Jan Hirth
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Artist statement: Using authentic 30s fabric that I had collected, I made this pineapple pattern quilt using a strip method of piecing. The vine and dots contemporize the quilt.

 

#8213 - Serendipity

Winner of Honorable Mention - Wearable

Entered by Eve Kovacs (Woodridge, IL)
Made by Eve Kovacs
Started in 2007, Finished in 2007
Design basis: Simplicity 4403
Artist statement: Serendipity was inspired by the striped Burmese silks used to make the coat. Patchwork and quilted bands accent the design lines of the coat, pants and top. The colors echo those of the striped silks.

 

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