Road to California 2016
Quilters' Conference and Showcase
Showcase Award Winning Entries
#12740 - Silk Road Sampler

60 in x 67 in
Winner of $10,000.00 for Best of Show Quilt
Sponsored by Gammill Quillting Systems


Entered by Melissa Sobotka (Richardson, TX)
Made by Melissa Sobotka
Quilted by Melissa Sobotka
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: photograph
Artist statement: Where east meets west in Istanbul, there is a Spice Bazaar that has been there since 1597. There, surrounded by exotic smells and tastes, the vibrant colors of the silk road come alive. One vendor had so many ornate pillows of various colors and designs, it was like viewing an appliqué sampler.
#12514 - Ewe Are My Sunshine

72 in x 63 in
Winner of $7,500.00 for Marie White Masterpiece Award
Sponsored by Road to California, Inc.


Entered by Janet Stone (Overland Park, KS)
Made by Janet Stone
Quilted by Janet Stone
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original
Artist statement: A collection of red fabrics and alphabet ribbon inspired this design. The title came to me quickly after designing the layout. Of course there has to be sheep, the alphabet, and just a few embellishments! This is number 15 in my ongoing series of alphabet quilts.
#12219 - Song of the Sea

36 in x 49 in
Winner of $5,000.00 for Director's Choice
Sponsored by Moore's Sewing Center


Entered by Kathy McNeil (Tulalip, WA)
Made by Kathy McNeil
Quilted by Kathy McNeil
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Art Nouveau Octopus
Artist statement: An Art Nouveau diva. Three hearts, eight merry legs and the ability to change color and escape from any container. She has 321 suckers made with Yo, Yo's. Is she going to eat Nemo or just introduce him to the love of his life?
#12541 - Beach Sculptures

44 in x 34 in
Winner of $5,000.00 for Outstanding Art Quilt
Sponsored by Handi Quilter, Inc


Entered by Judy Leslie (Coquitlam, BC Canada)
Made by Judy Leslie
Quilted by Judy Leslie
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original
Artist statement: The island of Kauai is a favorite vacation destination for my husband and me. The slowly eroding shoreline produces exquisite 'beach sculptures'. The remains of trees, with their intertwining roots, are gradually stripped of their bark to reveal incredible tints of creams, pinks and greys.
#12757 - Really 'Wild' Flowers! Third Season

41 in x 62 in
Winner of $5,000.00 for Outstanding Innovative Quilt
Sponsored by SewBatik


Entered by Sharon L Schlotzhauer (Monument, CO)
Made by Sharon L Schlotzhauer
Quilted by Sharon L Schlotzhauer
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original
Artist statement: This whimsical piece is the third in my dimensional Wild Flowers series. It was designed to emphasize color, texture, layering and movement. Embellished with beads and Swarovski crystals. Construction methods include machine piecing, machine appliqué, paper piecing, pieced prairie points and machine quilting.
#12415 - Modern Mojo Two

65 in x 90 in
Winner of $5,000.00 for Outstanding Modern Quilt
Sponsored by Riley Blake Designs


Entered by Linda M Thielfoldt (Troy, MI)
Made by Linda M Thielfoldt
Quilted by Linda M Thielfoldt
Started in 2014, Finished in 2014
Design basis: Original design
Artist statement: Dill! What a great color. I bought the solid green fabric intending to make a wholecloth quilt but when I came across the spikey looking white print with the exact color in it, I knew I had to change my plans. A little graph paper, a little cutting, a whole lot of freehand quilting and Modern Mojo Two was born.
#12471 - The Paisley Peacock

47 in x 47 in
Winner of $5,000.00 for Outstanding Traditional Quilt
Sponsored by Janome


Entered by Bethanne G Nemesh (Allentown, PA)
Made by Bethanne G Nemesh
Quilted by Bethanne G Nemesh
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original
Artist statement: This quilt was inspired by a combination of Art Nouveau stained glass, Indian Sari fabric, and a henna tattoo of a peacock. All motifs are original drawings that are free motion quilted. The beaded and tab finished border is an original concept of a beaded piping, with individually tied beads and small tabs of fabric in a intricate knife edge biding finish.
#12480 - Technicolor Deco

35 in x 65 in
Winner of $1,500.00 for Best Use of Color
Sponsored by Primitive Gatherings


Entered by Shirley Gisi (Colorado Springs, CO)
Made by Shirley Gisi
Quilted by Shirley Gisi
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original
Artist statement: The design and quilting utilize Art Deco, Mayan artifacts and traditional quilt squares as inspiration. Bright coloration and transparency bring these elements a contemporary feel.
#12438 - Shannah's Cameo

64 in x 64 in
Winner of $1,500.00 for Excellence In Longarm Quilting
Sponsored by American Professional Quilting Systems


Entered by Karen L Sievert (Bailey, NC)
Made by Karen L Sievert
Quilted by Karen L Sievert
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original Whole cloth
Artist statement: My daughter so-o-o wanted me to make a quilt and name it after her, so Shannah's Cameo was born. It is an original, silk whole cloth that is entirely free motion quilted. My hope is that my daughter will love and cherish the quilt as I love and cherish her!!
#12256 - Argentum

17 in x 17 in
Winner of $1,500.00 for Excellence In Machine Quilting
Sponsored by Primitive Gatherings


Entered by Susan E Stewart (Pittsburg, KS)
Made by Susan E Stewart
Quilted by Susan E Stewart
Started in 2014, Finished in 2014
Design basis: Original
Artist statement: "Argentum" is the Latin word for silver, so I thought that was an appropriate name for this silver miniature! I used Robert Kaufman silk/cotton Radiance fabric for both the front and back, silver metallic thread for the machine embroidery (the satin stitch portions of the design were eliminated and only the outlines were stitched), wool batting, and Superior Kimono thread for quilting. The tiny, hand-appliqued bias tubes are about 1/8" wide.
#12242 - Elegance

80 in x 80 in
Winner of $1,500.00 for Excellence in Hand Quilting
Sponsored by World of Quilt Travel


Entered by Elsie M Campbell (Ponca City, OK)
Made by Elsie M Campbell
Quilted by Elsie M Campbell
Started in 2007, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original
Artist statement: Influenced by exquisite whole-cloth quilts that are part of the Henry F. duPont collection at Winterthur Museum, I designed and hand quilted this quilt. Eight years later, I completed this labor of love. Insurance Value: 1000
#12704 - Winter Garden

52 in x 59 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Art Abstract
Sponsored by Creative Grids/The Gypsy Quilter


Entered by Jennifer Emry (Arlington, VA)
Made by Jennifer Emry
Quilted by Jennifer Emry
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Maker's Original Design
Artist statement: A dark puzzle, pieced by trial and error from a random selection of stripes and plaids, chambray and flannel; hand-quilted spiral circles add another layer of texture.
#12555 - Bijou (Jewel)

36 in x 60 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Art Critter
Sponsored by Martelli Enterprises, Inc.


Entered by Ms. Christine Alexiou (Markham, ON CANADA)
Made by Ms. Christine Alexiou
Quilted by Ms. Christine Alexiou
Started in 2014, Finished in 2014
Design basis: Original
Artist statement: Based on flowing, organic forms, Art Nouveau marked a period of artistic beauty not yet impacted by the events of WWI. I wanted to capture the aesthetic sensibility embraced by the movement that was lost with the advent of modern art and technology. I used silk to capture the enamel and patina of antique gold jewelry of the period.
#12294 - Musicman of Jaipur

45 in x 34 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Art Human Image
Sponsored by Carriage Country Quilts


Entered by Linda C Anderson (La Mesa, CA)
Made by Linda C Anderson
Quilted by Linda C Anderson
Started in 2014, Finished in 2014
Design basis: Photograph
Artist statement: The internal joy and tranquilty of the musicman playing the sarangi is so palpable and compelling, I had to tell his story. The warmth of sound the instrument creates is clearly visible in his face as he plays.
#12372 - Plaza San Martin

75 in x 56 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Art Naturescape
Sponsored by Brother International Corporation


Entered by Karen McCarty (Ramona, CA)
Made by Karen McCarty
Quilted by Karen McCarty
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: From a photo I took
Artist statement: Plaza San Martin is in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where we spent the first 3 months of 2015. I love how the promenade is completely shaded by the trees overhead. This quilt is a representation of a photo I took there. It is fused, raw-edge appliqued and machine quilted.
#12306 - SPANISH ARCHES

43 in x 58 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Art Pictorial
Sponsored by Robert Kaufman Co., Inc


Entered by Lenore Crawford (Midland, MI)
Made by Lenore Crawford
Quilted by Lenore Crawford
Started in 2014, Finished in 2014
Design basis: Maker’s original design
Artist statement: This piece was inspired by photos I took in Spain. It was created using my raw edge fusing technique. Using many Stonehenge fabrics, by Northcott, gives it the realistic texture of real stones.
#12708 - MOON FLOWER

77 in x 77 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Innovative, Large
Sponsored by BERNINA of America


Entered by Molly Y Hamilton-McNally (Tehachapi, CA)
Made by Molly Y Hamilton-McNally
Quilted by Molly Y Hamilton-McNally
Started in 2011, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original design
Artist statement: I LOVE AND ADMIRE THE HUMBLE DAISY. ON MOONLIT NIGHTS THEY SEEM TO GLOW AND HAVE,FOR CENTURIES BEEN REFERRED TO AS MOON FLOWERS.ON SUNNY SUMMMER DAYS THEY HAPPILY GROW LIKE WEEDS OVER THE DRY HILLSIDES AND ALONG THE WINDING ROADWAYS. AS I PASS THEM EACH DAY, THERE THEY ARE,WILD AND TENACIOUS DESPITE THE EXTREME DROUGHT,SHARING WITH ME THEIR GRAND SUMMER PERFORMANCE. THE HUMBLE DAISY WHAY A SPLENDID INSPIRATION FOR MY QUILT!
#12441 - Tribute to Antonio Bencivenni

58 in x 58 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Innovative, Wall, Applique
Sponsored by Leo9 Textiles


Entered by Dr. Sandra L Nehlsen-Cannarella (Beaumont, CA)
Made by Dr. Sandra L Nehlsen-Cannarella
Quilted by Dr. Sandra L Nehlsen-Cannarella
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: appliqué of wood inlay Italian 1500 AD
Artist statement: Love the Renaissance art of Italy and found a photo of an inlaid wood door in a church in Parma. Decided to recreate the image (central panel) with some modifications by turned-edge appliqué and then designed (original) a border to carry out the theme. Amazing that Antonio accomplished this in wood!
#12448 - 3547 Redfox Circle...Life's Best Moments Furnished

41 in x 60 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Innovative, Wall, Other
Sponsored by Redlands Sewing Center


Entered by Sandra L Branjord (Sun City, AZ)
Made by Sandra L Branjord
Quilted by Sandra L Branjord
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original
Artist statement: I just wanted to have fun with this so I made this quilt into my fantasy storyboard. I created 12 original paper collages and then printed them out on fabric. Using many found objects I got to decorate my home on Redfox Circle without ever looking at a price tag.
#12385 - Spring Storm

50 in x 55 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Innovative, Wall, Pieced
Sponsored by Artistic Creative Products


Entered by Beth Markel (Rochester Hills, MI)
Made by Beth Markel
Quilted by Beth Markel
Started in 2013, Finished in 2014
Design basis: Restructured 9-Patches
Artist statement: I believe there are seasons in our lives. Spring happens when we’re young, a little wild, tempestuous, naïve, and turbulent…the beginning of growth. Evolution. Storms. Setbacks. More growth. Beauty. So stand back. No, literally, stand back! The only way to see the twister is to stand back a ways, then be slowly drawn into the joy that is every single decision, every single choice, and every single piece that together, tell a story.
#12583 - Silk Road

18 in x 18 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Miniature
Sponsored by BlocLoc Rulers - USAUS LLC


Entered by Mrs. Kumiko Frydl (Houston, TX)
Made by Mrs. Kumiko Frydl
Quilted by Mrs. Kumiko Frydl
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original
Artist statement: I was inspired by the ancient trade route, "The Silk Road" which crossed China, India, Persia and Europe. It mixed cultures and most importantly for me, it spread colors, designs, textiles and motifs. The quilt depicts silkworm moths winding around the route and converging in the center. Whole cloth with shadow trapunto, using micro stippling & echo quilting for the background and machine embroidered on bindings.
#12479 - Grandpa's Model Twenty #1

60 in x 60 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Modern Negative Space
Sponsored by Modern Quilt's Unlimited


Entered by Jodi Robinson (Enon Valley, PA)
Made by Jodi Robinson
Quilted by Jodi Robinson
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original Design
Artist statement: This original design, was inspired by a cool mid-century modern stereo system my grandfather had when I will little, called the Model 20. After finding a picture of me as a little girl, I knew right away that I needed to make a quilt based on it, to honor my grandfather. The quilt is constructed using piecing and invisible machine applique.
#12390 - Modern Medallion

78 in x 60 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Modern Piecing
Sponsored by Clover USA


Entered by Rebecca L Smith (Rapid City, SD)
Made by Rebecca L Smith
Quilted by Rebecca L Smith
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Pattern
Artist statement: Sew Kind of Wonderful's interesting curved patterns and my collection of beautiful gradated fabrics, seemed to call out to each other. Mostly freehand quilted, small diamonds set and stitched with my Intelliquilter.
#12513 - This One's Four Ewe

86 in x 70 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Traditional, Large, Applique
Sponsored by OC Sewing & Vacuum


Entered by Janet Stone (Overland Park, KS)
Made by Janet Stone
Quilted by Laurie Tigner
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original
Artist statement: This is the first collaboration quilt by myself and my friend, Laurie Tigner. It is going to be the 2017 Houston IQA Raffle Quilt. I wanted to have some stars for Texas and pecan leaves, the state tree of Texas. Of course, I had to add a the alphabet and a few sheep, especially after learning Texas is the number one producer of sheep and wool in the country!
#12225 - Celestial Sedona

79 in x 79 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Traditional, Large, Other
Sponsored by Flynn Quilt Frame Co


Entered by Norma J Ippolito (Chester, VT)
Made by Norma J Ippolito
Quilted by Norma J Ippolito
Started in 2012, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Sedona Star
Artist statement: This quilt features a variety of construction techniques: piecing, raw edge applique, and embroidered applique with decorative stitching. Building from the center out, it became a three-year journey resulting in the most challenging quilt I have made and also the most rewarding.
#12282 - Arandano

75 in x 75 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Traditional, Large, Pieced
Sponsored by Quilting Treasures


Entered by Marilyn Badger (St. George, UT)
Made by Marilyn Badger
Quilted by Marilyn Badger
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original
Artist statement: I began this quilt as something to do for therapy. It ended up being over a year long therapy session. I had no intention of ever entering it in a competition but as I neared completion I thought why not! I am finding that my favorite part of the quiltmaking process is adding hand details, i.e. applique, beading and embroidery. Each time I thought it was complete I would come up with something else to add. The name is Spanish for blueberry.
#12546 - Inspired by Alice

44 in x 44 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Traditional, Wall, Applique
Sponsored by Bohin France


Entered by Marilyn Lidstrom Larson Ms. (Willow City, ND)
Made by Marilyn Lidstrom Larson Ms.
Quilted by Barb Simons - Stoneridge Quilting
Started in 2011, Finished in 2014
Design basis: Maker's Design and
Artist statement: The starting point to my quilt design was a block by Nancy Mahoney published in QNM, June/July 2011; part of the "Garden Delight" pattern. This block became the corners of the border. Using similar floral and leaf shapes I designed the remainder of the order. The Dresden Plate pattern is EQ generated. My grandmother Alice had made a Dresden quilt which inspired me to develop patchwork and appliqué skills.
#12698 - Cameo Rose

57 in x 57 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Traditional, Wall, Other
Sponsored by Elna Inc


Entered by Laurie Tigner (Rapid City, SD)
Made by Laurie Tigner
Quilted by Laurie Tigner
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original
Artist statement: My mother in law gave me two small traditional cameo pins of beautiful women. I loved the look of the carving and decided to try to duplicate that look in a fairly traditional wholecloth quilt. This was the result!
#12300 - The Jester's Folly

38 in x 38 in
Winner of $1,000.00 for 1st Place: Traditional, Wall, Pieced
Sponsored by ABM International, Inc. / Innova


Entered by Margaret Solomon Gunn (Gorham, ME)
Made by Margaret Solomon Gunn
Quilted by Margaret Solomon Gunn
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original
Artist statement: Made using over a dozen shades of hand dyed silk Radiance, this quilt is reminiscent of carnival. Accents of hot pink and blue create a playful look for this otherwise subdued palate. All quilting motifs are original and hand-guided.
#12540 - Peaks and Valleys 2

61 in x 43 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Art Abstract
Sponsored by Creative Grids/The Gypsy Quilter


Entered by Maren J Johnston (Santa Barbara, CA)
Made by Maren J Johnston
Quilted by Maren J Johnston
Started in 2014, Finished in 2014
Design basis: Original Design
Artist statement: The Peaks and Valleys series consists of linear abstract design, the fabric of which is constructed of small, pieced elements, each containing the linear motif. The title reflects the overall composition and also the emotional journey this intensive technique encompasses.
#12732 - High Voltage Birds

45 in x 45 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Art Critter
Sponsored by Martelli Enterprises, Inc.


Entered by Susan Bianchi (Saratoga, CA)
Made by Susan Bianchi
Quilted by Susan Bianchi
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Personal photograph
Artist statement: When the idea dawned for this quilt, it was intended to be of the perfect winter tree. After months of searching, I drove through Pescadero, California. Looking up, I thought this was a really wonderful version of a "tree." It gave me the opportunity to play with space, movement, and feeling of static. The image is printed on Liberty hand dyed cotton panels, painted with Shiva paint sticks, and reassembled.
#12631 - Oh, So Blue

40 in x 55 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Art Human Image
Sponsored by Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company


Entered by Michelle M Jackson (Albuquerque, NM)
Made by Michelle M Jackson
Quilted by Michelle M Jackson
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original
Artist statement: "Oh, So Blue" is the second in a series of pieces celebrating color and emotion. The blues used here lend a melancholy feeling to this piece. There are 44 different names for blue in the background of this piece. The lettering was designed to fill the background and each letter is cut from fabric and applied. There is a partial tulle overlay and it is heavily quilted.
#12512 - Snow in the Desert

44 in x 34 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Art Naturescape
Sponsored by Brother International Corporation


Entered by Carolyn Villars (Apple Valley, CA)
Made by Carolyn Villars
Quilted by Carolyn Villars
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: personal photograph
Artist statement: Our California desert has many beauties, but snowfall is one of the more rare. I wanted to keep this beautiful day in my memory. I whole cloth painted the scene and quilted it rigorously, emphasizing the colors with Superior Magnifico threads. The tactical qualities of the mounded snow on the yuccas and Joshuas were preserved by careful quilting lines and some extra batting. Some lines were emphasized with couching.
#12478 - Bronco

41 in x 52 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Art Pictorial
Sponsored by Robert Kaufman Co., Inc


Entered by Cathy Wiggins (Macon, NC)
Made by Cathy Wiggins
Quilted by Cathy Wiggins
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: own design
Artist statement: After discovering painting with dyes on leather, I created this bronco scene to see if it would work on a large piece. Beginning with tan leather, I quilted the image and then, using leather dyes, added the shading. I ‘aged’ the hardware with bronze paint and used rhinestone rivets for the buttons on the cowboy’s shirt.
#12230 - Judgment of Osiris

78 in x 86 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Innovative, Large
Sponsored by BERNINA of America


Entered by Georgia Spalding Pierce (Seattle, WA)
Made by Georgia Spalding Pierce
Quilted by Georgia Spalding Pierce
Started in 2012, Finished in 2015
Design basis: “Egyptian Hieroglyphics:How to Read and Write Them" S. Rossini
Artist statement: The third in a series of quilts exploring the art of various cultures -- representing art found on tomb walls and monuments in ancient Egypt. Needle turned hand applique, paper piecing, trapunto, painting, hand embroidery, beading and thread sketching techniques used. Designed using images from the Dover Pictorial Archive, S. Rossini's book "Egyptian Hieroglyphics: How to Draw Them" and R. Masiello's book "Ancient Egyptian Drawing Book."
#12620 - Bloom

67 in x 67 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Innovative, Wall, Applique
Sponsored by Beyond The Reef


Entered by Carole Johnson (Moses Lake, WA)
Made by Carole Johnson
Quilted by Carole Johnson
Started in 2014, Finished in 2014
Design basis: Quilter's Original design Overall
Artist statement: I made this quilt in July/August and tried to show my garden at dawn- its' most beautiful moment.
#12220 - Moroccan Moonfire

55 in x 66 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Innovative, Wall, Other
Sponsored by Cherrywood Fabrics Inc


Entered by Mrs. Tami Graeber (Tucson, AZ)
Made by Mrs. Tami Graeber
Quilted by Judi Doud
Started in 2014, Finished in 2014
Design basis: Original
Artist statement: Originally Inspired by Moroccan Tiles then I went astray! All "elements" are freehand drawn on white fabric, textile painted then gel pen inked and beaded. No piecing! Set to appear as if floating .
#12684 - Yet Another Basket of Pears?

45 in x 45 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Innovative, Wall, Pieced
Sponsored by Artistic Creative Products


Entered by Janice Pennington (San Diego, CA)
Made by Janice Pennington
Quilted by Janice Pennington
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original Design
Artist statement: Inspiration pear fabric overdyed by Wendy Richardson. Is it modern if it’s wacky with solid fabric in it? I don’t know, but I like the way solid fabrics add structure to messes of large scale prints when you mix them together. As for the title, I’ve got nothing against pears, but I do receive an inordinate number of Harry and David gift baskets from clients at the holidays.
#12254 - Modern Love

18 in x 18 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Miniature
Sponsored by Maywood Studio/EE Schenck Company


Entered by Megan Farkas (Sanbornton, NH)
Made by Megan Farkas
Quilted by Megan Farkas
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: interpretation of Double Wedding Ring block
Artist statement: An experiment with letting the fabric design suggest a pattern detail usually accomplished by piecing. Named after the David Bowie song when the thought "shortcut to a Double Wedding Ring" led to "in a hurry to get to a wedding" led to "get me to the church on time!" All work by hand.
#12454 - The Disintegration of the Persistence of Artichokes

60 in x 72 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Modern Negative Space
Sponsored by Modern Quilt's Unlimited


Entered by Sylvia Schaefer (Athens, GA)
Made by Sylvia Schaefer
Quilted by Sylvia Schaefer
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original Design
Artist statement: I designed this block, which reminds me of an artichoke, for my traditional guild's 8-point star challenge. After making a mini quilt, friends suggested I make a larger quilt featuring the block, so I designed a quilt with a larger and a smaller block. It needed more movement, so I allowed the blocks to disintegrate. The top was pieced using both paper and improv piecing. The title is a homage to Salvador Dali, one of my favorite artists.
#12386 - Not your Grandmothers Wedding

91 in x 91 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Modern Piecing
Sponsored by Shannon Fabrics


Entered by Pauline Salzman (Treasure Island, FL)
Made by Pauline Salzman
Quilted by Pauline Salzman
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Double Wedding Ring
Artist statement: Inspired by Victoria Findlay Wolfe's book. I have always wanted a double wedding ring quilt. Accuquilt dies made it easy. Quilting something so big on my Bernina 1530 was a challenge
#12231 - Inveraray, a true Scottish Treasure

80 in x 80 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Traditional, Large, Applique
Sponsored by OC Sewing & Vacuum


Entered by Mrs. Antonia Hering (Hoorn NETHERLANDS)
Made by Mrs. Antonia Hering
Quilted by Mrs.Antonia Hering
Started in 2012, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original
Artist statement: On vacation in Scotland I visited several castles. I was amazed by what I saw on the ceilings. It inspired me to make this quilt. Based on historical motifs with my own twist and colours. All handmade, the birds are handembroidered. I had never done that before but my mother made baby bedsheets with this techniek. The quilt is supposed to be a painting on the ceiling with the lamp hanging from the roset in the middle. Took me 3 years to complete.
#12567 - Summer Time

79 in x 79 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Traditional, Large, Other
Sponsored by KathyQuilts / Block RockiT


Entered by Carolyn Rider (Portsmouth, OH)
Made by Carolyn Rider
Quilted by Carolyn Rider
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original
Artist statement: I picked fabric from my stash to try EPP for the first time and liked it so much that it grew like my garden. I then added the butterflies done on my Janome embroidery machine and crystals for added glimmer. It was all freehand quilted on my A-1 Elite, using Superior silk thread with Matilda's wool and Hobb's silk battings.
#12301 - Bouquet Royale

80 in x 80 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Traditional, Large, Pieced
Sponsored by Quilting Treasures


Entered by Margaret Solomon Gunn (Gorham, ME)
Made by Margaret Solomon Gunn
Quilted by Margaret Solomon Gunn
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original
Artist statement: Twenty-five all different, fussy-cut, hand-pieced elongated hexagon blocks make up the flowers of this quilt. The blocks are set on silk Radiance. Ribbons of coordinating hand-dyed Radiance are appliqued around the borders. The quilting is all original designs and free-handed.
#12245 - Language of Flowers

54 in x 57 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Traditional, Wall, Applique
Sponsored by The Quilt House, Inc.


Entered by Kathy McNeil (Tulalip, WA)
Made by Kathy McNeil
Quilted by Kathy McNeil
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original design
Artist statement: The language of flowers, is a means of communication through the use of flowers. These meanings have been attributed to flowers for thousands of years. In Victorian England, women armed with floral dictionaries, often exchanged small "talking bouquets," called tussie-mussies. Each of my Tussie- Mussie's have their own meaning. Be careful not to mix up the Poison and Passion flowers.
#12414 - Imperial Majesty

49 in x 48 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Traditional, Wall, Other
Sponsored by Elna Inc


Entered by Ms. Donna James (Nelson, BC Canada)
Made by Ms. Donna James
Quilted by Ms. Donna James
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original
Artist statement: This original wholecloth design was inspired by my love of mandalas, feathers, and stars. I started with the central star, and the radial symmetrical design developed from there. The name, Imperial Majesty, is a nod to tradition, as well as the deep royal blue color of the dupioni silk. All quilting is hand-guided, on my A-1 longarm. Threads used were Superior’s So Fine and Kimono Silk.
#12468 - The Glitz

61 in x 61 in
Winner of $750.00 for 2nd Place: Traditional, Wall, Pieced
Sponsored by ABM International, Inc. / Innova


Entered by Pat Mc Daniel (Indio, CA)
Made by Pat Mc Daniel
Quilted by Pat Mc Daniel
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Saw a picture
Artist statement: I love the glitz of this type of fabric and knew I had to put it into a quilt.
#12284 - Going My Way

38 in x 45 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Art Abstract
Sponsored by Creative Grids/The Gypsy Quilter


Entered by Claire Victor (Palm Springs, CA)
Made by Claire Victor
Quilted by Claire Victor
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original Design
Artist statement: This original design is the 4th in a series of appliqué quilts based on the tumbling block. In incorporates English paper piecing, hand stitching and appliqué, and then it is machine quilted.
#12404 - Summer Hunt

36 in x 38 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Art Critter
Sponsored by Martelli Enterprises, Inc.


Entered by Patt L Blair (Mt Baldy, CA)
Made by Patt L Blair
Quilted by Patt L Blair
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Multiple references photos, personal drawings
Artist statement: Mountain lions are elusive big cats and thus seldom seen in the open. This big cat stands patiently atop high mountain rock formations studying and waiting for the right moment to attack its prey below.
#12295 - Romenscos Revealed

30 in x 37 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Art Naturescape
Sponsored by Brother International Corporation


Entered by Amy Witherow (Campbell, CA)
Made by Amy Witherow
Quilted by Amy Witherow
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: My photo of romanesco artichokes
Artist statement: From the beginning, this quilt was a surprise: the artichokes that grew purple instead of green; painting the quilt rather than piecing it; then using a variety of quilting threads and patterns. Because this is my first whole-cloth quilt, I had to discover my own process at each step, sometimes being surprised at where each decision took me.
#12257 - Moody Beach, Maine, 1957

36 in x 24 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Art Pictorial
Sponsored by Robert Kaufman Co., Inc


Entered by Margot McDonnell (Scottsdale, AZ)
Made by Margot McDonnell
Quilted by Margot McDonnell
Started in 2014, Finished in 2014
Design basis: b & w snapshot
Artist statement: Moody Beach, Maine, 1957, inspired by a small black-and-white snapshot, is fused, quilted with a walking foot, and painted. Most challenging were the reflections and the white surf bubbles, which I cut in one piece like lace. As I worked on the quilt, I thought about the passage of time, the three little boys now in their sixties.
#12464 - One Cake, Two Cake, Red Cake, Blue Cake

80 in x 91 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Innovative, Large
Sponsored by BERNINA of America


Entered by Linda Neal (McKinney, TX)
Made by Linda Neal
Quilted by Linda Neal
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: published pattern for cakes, the rest is origianl
Artist statement: The cakes are from a published pattern, "Let Them Eat Cake, by Nancy Barrett." I loved each cake so much, that I thought each cake deserved it's own frame. I then designed the frames, created my own setting and added party favors to complete the party theme. I used LOTS of fun embellishments. The gift tags on the presents are my quilter, daughter, and grandchildren. The binding is a knotted, corded binding technique.
#12241 - Sunflower Deco

54 in x 38 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Innovative, Wall, Applique
Sponsored by Sewing Party


Entered by Jan Hutchison (Sedgwick, KS)
Made by Jan Hutchison
Quilted by Jan Hutchison
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: My own design
Artist statement: I dug into my special stash of metallic fabric to create this Art Deco inspired wallhanging. One of my goals was to achieve as much texture as possible using trapunto and many different threads and fabrics.
#12305 - Rodeo

85 in x 53 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Innovative, Wall, Other
Sponsored by Quilter's Cottage, LLC


Entered by Cathy Wiggins (Macon, NC)
Made by Cathy Wiggins
Quilted by Cathy Wiggins
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original
Artist statement: I particularly love the raw edges of tanned hides, so I layered the hides, exposing the raw edges as a design element. Once the top was quilted, I hand punched the holes, and then hand sewed appliqué pieces and binding made from hair-on cowhide.
#12697 - Nebula

43 in x 49 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Innovative, Wall, Pieced
Sponsored by Artistic Creative Products


Entered by Dr. Emily E Coffey (Lake Junaluska, NC)
Made by Emily E. D. Coffey & Miriam C. K. Coffey
Quilted by Emily E. D. Coffey & Miriam C. K. Coffey
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Alternative grid work
Artist statement: We started piecing random stars and triangles and had no direction just that we love the color pallet. In the end we had a pile of various pieces and let the fabric and color direct the placement.
#12520 - Lotus Flower

22 in x 22 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Miniature
Sponsored by Cheri's Crystals


Entered by Pamela K Kidd (Dunseith, ND)
Made by Pamela K Kidd
Quilted by Pamela K Kidd
Started in 2014, Finished in 2014
Design basis: Lonestar
Artist statement: I wanted to learn small and precise work. I actually have worked through most of the quilts in her book, Mastering Precision Piecing and have thoroughly enjoyed the process. I learned alot! She's a GREAT teacher.
#12709 - Mountains & Moons Plus Pluto

41 in x 41 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Modern Negative Space
Sponsored by Modern Quilt's Unlimited


Entered by Ms. Judi C Doud (Chiloquin, OR)
Made by Ms. Judi C Doud
Quilted by Ms. Judi C Doud
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original
Artist statement: Not having a plan for this quilt, I started out cutting circles out of hand dyed fabric. I liked the way they looked on grey hand dyed, so continued on trying different arrangements until the top was done. I didn't have a title until it was quilted. The blue circles represent the different looks of the moon has on different nights. As Pluto was in the news while I was making this, I called the little pink circle Pluto.
#12449 - Garlands

49 in x 67 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Modern Piecing
Sponsored by Guidelines 4 Quilting


Entered by Michele Nichols (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
Made by Pat Klassen
Quilted by Pat Klassen
Started in 2014, Finished in 2014
Design basis: Modern Patchwork
Artist statement: This is my first excursion into modern quilting. The colors were a combination that I had never used before and it took some convincing on the part of my friends to finish it! The challenge for me in quilting this was learning to overcome my urge to curve every line. It took hours of practice, but the results were worth it!
#12269 - Floral De'lite

89 in x 89 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Traditional, Large, Applique
Sponsored by OC Sewing & Vacuum


Entered by Mrs. Gaye L Ryon (Salt Lake City, UT)
Made by Carol Day
Quilted by Gaye L Ryon
Started in 2010, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Inner inspired by Karen Kay Buckley. Border original design
Artist statement: Carol designed this quilt when she first began to applique She loves the graceful reaching branches that encircle the poinsettia and hearts. Her inspiration was a quilt made by Karen Kay Buckley, but the designs in the border were her own creation. She worked on it for 4 + years. Gaye took over once the top was complete and designed the quilting to enhance the beautiful applique. The quilting took 450+ hours
#12365 - Cache of Carats

76 in x 76 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Traditional, Large, Pieced
Sponsored by Quilting Treasures


Entered by Gail Stepanek (New Lenox, IL)
Made by Gail Stepanek
Quilted by Jan Hutchison
Started in 2013, Finished in 2014
Design basis: original
Artist statement: Hand pieced (English paper piecing) diamonds make up this entire original design. Jan's quilting make the diamonds sparkle.
#12346 - In The Midst of Winter

66 in x 66 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Traditional, Wall, Applique
Sponsored by Starr Design Fabrics Inc


Entered by Timna Tarr (South Hadley, MA)
Made by Timna Tarr
Quilted by Timna Tarr
Started in 2013, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original design
Artist statement: My quilts often relate to the seasons in which I made them. This quilt represents the darkness of winter, and the hope that spring will once again appear.
#12338 - Ode to Spring

62 in x 62 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Traditional, Wall, Other
Sponsored by Elna Inc


Entered by Margaret Solomon Gunn (Gorham, ME)
Made by Margaret Solomon Gunn
Quilted by Margaret Solomon Gunn
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original
Artist statement: Designed during the heat (no pun intended) of a New England winter, this whole cloth embodies the floral elements that describe spring to me...flowers, dragonflies, leaves. The design on lavender silk Radiance is symmetrical, featuring fillers that are tight, unique, and may also have a hint of spring (no spiders in the web though!). Quilting is free-handed & original motifs are designed to showcase and my love of spring.
#12425 - Pineapples and Crowns

61 in x 61 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place: Traditional, Wall, Pieced
Sponsored by ABM International, Inc. / Innova


Entered by Elizabeth Eastmond (Riverside, CA)
Made by Elizabeth Eastmond
Quilted by Elizabeth Eastmond
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: traditional pineapple block
Artist statement: Since owning a pineapple quilt was a priority for me, two sets of friends in quilting bees made me blocks for the center. I framed it with an applique border in warm and cool tones, suggesting leafy pineapple crowns.
#12213 - DuckFace

64 in x 52 in
Winner of $500.00 for 3rd Place:Art Human Image
Sponsored by Nolting Longarm


Entered by Ms. Hiroko Miyama (Chofu City, TOKYO JAPAN)
Made by Ms. Hiroko Miyama, Mr. Masanobu Miyama
Quilted by Ms. Hiroko Miyama
Started in 2013, Finished in 2014
Design basis: Original
Artist statement: Fuyuka, Granddaughter complained something and made sulky face (duck face) pointing flowers. I captured her lovely gesture into this quilt. I added Ponta dog who wondered what she was pointing. It was quite challenging for me to machine-embroider of large pear flowers. I divided each cluster of flower into 3~4 to fit the largest embroidery frame and change thread color 40~50 times per frame. Original precision appliqué technique was applied.
#12362 - View of Arles with Irises

75 in x 65 in
Winner of $499.00 for Best Group Quilt
Sponsored by Material Girl


Entered by Ms. Carole L Pirruccello (Woodland, CA)
Made by C. Brorby, J. Bawart, P. McCalla, C. Pirruccello, J. Soules
Quilted by C. Brorby, J. Bawart, P. McCalla, C. Pirruccello, J. Soules
Started in 2014, Finished in 2014
Design basis: See Inspiration
Artist statement: Carole Pirruccello, Cathy Brorby, Phyllis McCalla, Jan Bawart, and Jan Soules (Fab 5) selected an 1888 Van Gogh painting to challenge themselves to make this quilt which was cut vertically into 5 pieces. Each quilter worked individually, selecting own fabrics and determining techniques they wanted to use to complete their piece. Techniques include machine piecing, machine quilting, fused machine appliqué, hand stitching, and hand beading.
#12406 - Winter Fields

62 in x 64 in
Winner of $499.00 for Best Quilt from a First Time Entrant
Sponsored by Quilt in A Day


Entered by Cynthia L Vogt (Kennewick, WA)
Made by Cynthia L Vogt
Quilted by Cynthia L Vogt
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original Design
Artist statement: Cold, serene fields in winter have a beauty of their own. They inspire reflection of the hard work of seasons past and anticipation of abundance to come. Silk fabric and threads capture the glimmer of snow and frost in the furrows and on the stone walls that separate the fields.
#12392 - Enchanted Encounter

40 in x 50 in
Winner of $499.00 for Most Humorous Quilt
Sponsored by Farmhouse Threads, Inc.


Entered by Cindy O'Neal (Bend, OR)
Made by Cindy O'Neal
Quilted by Cindy O'Neal
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: My original design based on a combination of photos of couples
Artist statement: A close encounter under a magical umbrella was the first spark in a complex relationship. The charmed umbrella kept this couple dry even in a down pour - this is depicted with the silver thread used to quilt the wind-driven rain. Black, white and red were major themes throughout the story. A rayon cord is used to delineate the flouncy curves on the woman's dress. Read the book to learn more about Celia and Marco and their "Enchanted Encounters."
#12549 - Woven Round-About

35 in x 49 in
Winner of $498.00 for Judges Choice - David Taylor
Sponsored by Stitch On Needlework Shop


Entered by Valetta Gyurci (St. Paul, MN)
Made by Valetta Gyurci
Quilted by Mary Rossi
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Makers Original Design
Artist statement: A St Bridget's Cross (Ireland Souvenir) was the starting point for this quilt design. I'm always surprised how a quilting idea can be broken down into parts for piecing. I was able to break down this wall quilt design into quarters and achieve a woven look. The right vertical line came later. The color scheme came from wanting to use the circular watercolor-looking print found on a trip to California.
#12430 - Hearts and Flowers and Endless Love

88 in x 96 in
Winner of $498.00 for Judges Choice - Gloria Loughman
Sponsored by Steady Betty


Entered by Ms. Diana D Vilas (Gold Beach, OR)
Made by Ms. Diana D Vilas
Quilted by Ms. Diana D Vilas
Started in 2010, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Applique block designed by Nancy Chong
Artist statement: When my daughter got married in 2010, I wanted to make her a queen size wedding quilt. Luckily I had signed up for an applique mystery class which inspired this five-year project. The pattern consisted of an 8" square with a floral design running on a diagonal. Four of these blocks pieced together created a wreath and reminded me of a wedding ring pattern. I designed the border applique after assembling 80 blocks.
#12370 - Robber's Roost

41 in x 41 in
Winner of $498.00 for Judges Choice - Jenny Bacon
Sponsored by Quilters Treasure


Entered by Joanne Baeth (Bonanza, OR)
Made by Joanne Baeth
Quilted by Joanne Baeth
Started in 2014, Finished in 2014
Design basis: original
Artist statement: I have been fascinated by crows for years. To unlock the theme of this quilt you will have to look closely. The outside circle has been over painted to create a lunar effect. The background has been heavily quilted and hundreds of feathers and leaves were fused and stitched. Hand dyed cottons and silks were used and techniques include fusing and heat distressing fabric.
#12537 - Seeking Solace

63 in x 53 in
Winner of Honorable Mention: Art, Abstract
Sponsored by Creative Grids/The Gypsy Quilter


Entered by Debra A Blake (Santa Barbara, CA)
Made by Debra Blake
Quilted by Debra Blake
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Maker's original design
Artist statement: This quilt was initially inspired by a one-yard length of African print fabric that contained several unique patterns; these were separated and interspersed between a limited palette of hand-dyed solids. The overall composition slowly unfolded in the aftermath of two momentous personal losses that I continued to process throughout the making of the quilt. Healing and sorrow came in waves with incremental forward and backward momentum.
#12304 - Oscar

80 in x 82 in
Winner of Honorable Mention: Art, Critter
Sponsored by Martelli Enterprises, Inc.


Entered by Cathy Wiggins (Macon, NC)
Made by Cathy Wiggins
Quilted by Cathy Wiggins
Started in 2013, Finished in 2014
Design basis: Original
Artist statement: Beginning with white muslin, I painted Oscar, and then surrounded him with quilted images of his life’s story. Hand embroidery was added to enhance the lettering. Once the fabric part of the cover was completed, using silver leather, I quilted the bookbinding.
#12525 - Vermeer Meets Fassett

19 in x 30 in
Winner of Honorable Mention: Art, Human Image

Entered by Lynn Czaban (Eugene, OR)
Made by Lynn Czaban
Quilted by Lynn Czaban
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Johannes Vermeer's painting 'Girl with the Pearl Earring'
Artist statement: I love the vibrant colors of Kaffe Fassett material! And how well it works in recreating iconic images.
#12309 - Spirit of Sedona

81 in x 63 in
Winner of Honorable Mention: Art, Naturescape
Sponsored by Brother International Corporation


Entered by Wanda Seale (Phoenix, AZ)
Made by M McDonnel, W Seale, P Bliss, B Janson, G Heller, E Link
Quilted by Margot M, Wanda S, Pat B, Barbara J, Georgia H, Evelyn L
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Maker’s original design
Artist statement: We decided to depict Arizona’s red rock country in textiles. We enlarged a snapshot of Sedona, added branches, bushes, water and sliced it into six pieces. We each took one and worked separately. We used a hand dyed sky fabric to unify the pieces. We used various techniques: hand and machine embroidery, fused applique, confetti applique, thread painting, inks and free motion quilting. After a year, we met, stitched it together, and they Matched!
#12469 - Hillside Houses

80 in x 51 in
Winner of Honorable Mention: Art, Pictoral
Sponsored by Robert Kaufman Co., Inc


Entered by Denise Schmidt (Gold River, CA)
Made by D.Schmidt,D.Brennan,S.Garmston,P.Hanscom,D.Cashatt,G.Simpson
Quilted by Same as above
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: original design
Artist statement: Hillside Houses is the first creation by Q6, a group of six art quilters, from a Bill Brennan photograph. Each artist interpreted two of the twelve pieces in grays, with one pop of color in each. The twelve quiltlets express individual styles, and employ varied techniques including photo-printing, fusing, raw-edge appliqué, Texture Magic, shredded fabric under tulle, lace, trims, photo manipulation, piecing, pencils, and painting.
#12498 - Aurora Borealis

40 in x 40 in
Winner of Honorable Mention: Innovative, Large
Sponsored by BERNINA of America


Entered by Mrs. Peggy J Marquardt (Rhinelander, WI)
Made by Mrs. Peggy J Marquardt
Quilted by Mrs. Peggy J Marquardt
Started in 2015, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original
Artist statement: This is my version of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). The colorful rays remind me of the Northern Lights that I occasionally view in Wisconsin's night sky. It is a whole cloth quilt. It was 100% computerized quilted using a Statler Stitcher and Superior Threads-Magnifico thread. It is embellished with lame', rick rack, and Swarovski Crystals. It was the result of and experiment to see how florescent threads appeared on black material.
#12661 - Intersecting Rings II - Butterflies

46 in x 43 in
Winner of Honorable Mention: Innovative, Wall, Pieced
Sponsored by Artistic Creative Products


Entered by Cathie I Hoover (Modesto, CA)
Made by Cathie I Hoover
Quilted by Cathie I Hoover
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Rings drawn on paper with yardstick compass
Artist statement: The butterfly fascinates and delights us all. The yellow ring fabric and the background fabric have butterflies printed on them. I chose to define some butterflies with paint and glitter and appliqué printed butterflies to the outer border to further enhance the quilt's title. Butterflies - here, there, and gone tomorrow!
#12481 - Tiki Dilemma

70 in x 52 in
Winner of Honorable Mention: Modern Negative Space
Sponsored by Modern Quilt's Unlimited


Entered by Jodi Robinson (Enon Valley, PA)
Made by Jodi Robinson
Quilted by Jodi Robinson
Started in 2014, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original Design
Artist statement: This original design was created using invisible machine applique and piecing. The quilting designs were chosen to add interest, and echo the applique shapes on the quilt. I was inspired to make this quilt by the kitchy, tiki images popular in the mid-century.
#12516 - Whitework Elegance aka No I'm Not Hawaiian

78 in x 78 in
Winner of Honorable Mention: Traditional, Large, Applique

Entered by Debbie Van Fossen (Visalia, CA)
Made by Debbie Van Fossen
Quilted by Debbie Van Fossen
Started in 2013, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Applique and Pieced
Artist statement: I changed the pattern by piecing the sashing instead of Appliquing it. I used Invisable Machine Applique on this quilt. I used Wool Batting, Silk Thread. And I Quilted it on my Sitdown HQ16.
#12550 - Coastal Lily

76 in x 86 in
Winner of Honorable Mention: Traditional, Large, Pieced

Entered by Thelma A Childers (Charleston, IL)
Made by Thelma A Childers
Quilted by Judi Madsen
Started in 2013, Finished in 2014
Design basis: Pattern
Artist statement: The designers' pattern was made using a traditional beige and red colorway. The look was updated for this quilt by using brighter colors. The quilting design is an original design that creates a secondary pattern within the pieced design in the center of the quilt, the addition of a quilted outer border in the white space, and a few quilted lilies added just for fun.
#12591 - Simple Gifts

50 in x 50 in
Winner of Honorable Mention: Traditional, Wall, Applique

Entered by Helen Anderson (Santa Rosa, CA)
Made by Helen Anderson
Quilted by Terry Breazeale
Started in 2013, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Applique Pattern
Artist statement: Applique is what I love to do. A quilt seminar in Texas in 2010 with Mary Sorenson helped me hone my skills.
#12646 - Elizabeth's Butterflies

62 in x 62 in
Winner of Honorable Mention: Traditional, Wall, Other

Entered by Cory Allender (St. George, UT)
Made by Cory Allender
Quilted by Cory Allender
Started in 2013, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Original
Artist statement: When I saw the original machine embroidery designs by Danna Beith, I commissioned her to produce butterfly embroidery for me. I provided the background fabric and chose the thread colors and then designed the quilt to showcase the butterflies. My quilting is hand guided and the designs were chosen to pull together and enhance the total piece. My mother was alive when the piecing was completed and loved it. It is in honor of Elizabeth Hugg.
#12528 - Lone Star Nova

68 in x 68 in
Winner of Honorable Mention: Traditional, Wall, Pieced
Sponsored by ABM International, Inc. / Innova


Entered by Donna J Cook (Chicago, IL)
Made by Donna J Cook
Quilted by Donna J Cook
Started in 2010, Finished in 2015
Design basis: Pieced Lone Star
Artist statement: I started quilting in 1987. All my work was originally traditional, machine pieced, hand quilted, and hand appliqued. I eventually moved on to machine quilting. Machine piecing and quilting are now my preferred techniques. In 2006, I began an exploration of creating optical illusions. All of the quilts in this series are original works. It's been a fascinating journey. Lone Star Nova is the latest in a series of over a dozen such quilts.

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