I have been procrastinating doing this post because there are so many quilts I liked at the show. Here’s my attempt at trimming the list by category.
First, this was our guild table (Betty Ann, Paula and Val pictured) with our lovely raffle quilt (Collaborative category) in the background. We voted to donate this year’s proceeds to Community Hospice Peds Care which provides services to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. Because we had such delicious-looking treats we sold lots of raffle tickets. A $1 donation (one ticket) came with a “truffle” from the lovely tiered server on left. They looked so real one lady was seen licking the fabric as she walked away. For a $5 donation (six tickets), one could choose a “piece of cake” (center of table).
The judge this year awarded three top prizes to quilts with half-inch square pieces so I will show those together although they were in three different categories. In Large Pieced Duet meaning one person did the piecing and one did the quilting, two ribbons are awarded. Check out the number of pieces listed on the information card!
The same pattern got a ribbon in the Collaborative category.
A different pattern with half-inch pieces won a ribbon in the Intermediate Pieced category.
Following are some other quilts I liked in Intermediate Pieced. I’m not usually crazy for OBW’s but this one was exquisite in my book. Scrumptious fabrics!
I had to add this pattern to my “to do” list! Lots of attention to fabric placement!
And another quilt with LOTS of pieces (over 8000!).
Circling back to the Collaborative category, this happy quilt caught my eye.
I loved this quilt in the Small Pieced category. In fact I had previously purchased a Karen Stone book because of a pattern using similar spikey diamonds.
This was an amazing quilt “Dream Truck” in the Large Pieced Duet category. Unless you stood 15-20 feet back, you did not see the pixelated image! I did not get a photo of the info card but Mary Carrico is the quilt maker and her husband Ken is the truck driver.
I’m going to have to save my other favorites for my next post but let me sign off by showing the other quilt I entered (Large Pieced category)–different from Large Pieced Duet because both the piecing and quilting must be done by the same person. No ribbon but a fellow quilter told me a few years ago to make what you love, not something to impress a judge. Then you will take home a treasure all the same. I do really love this creation and it was one of the most fun quilts I have ever made.