This was my overall view of the show as I sat at the raffle quilt ticket table most of the time. It was also the view as you walked in the door. This brown quilt - "Southwest Heritage Quilt" made by Becky Nichols, was one of my most absolute favorites. I'm not a brown person at all, but something about the colors and patterns and southwestern flavor just drew me in. Sadly, she told me it already has a home!
This was the best of show done by Jean Butzer. She calls it "Using up my Stash" - and yet she says there still seems to be a stash in her closet. Jean does exquisite miniature work.
This was our guild raffle quilt - won by "Judy" from Akron,, NY.
This is the first of my award winners - "Subtly Christmas". It won best piecing on a small quilt. Since it is a Round Robin Row project in our guild, I share this award with 4 friends. I made 3 of the rows, they made the others and I put it all together in this layout - and just a simple sashing and binding. I designed it to "say" Christmas, not "scream" Christmas.
My next winner - "Best Visual Impact". One of my favorites based on a story about two girls - one had butterflies for hair and one had bottlecaps for hair. Neither one realized how beautiful they were. I used REAL bottlecaps in this one and lots of appliqued butterflies and butterfly pins and buttons.
Inflorescence was a "Judges Winner" for me. This was the result of a digital collage class done by my friend Julie Brandon of Red-Dog Enterprises. She also printed the photo onto fabric and then I quilted and embellished with beads.