Quilt Entry Winners

Attendees Choices

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Best of Show

Oops. Bunny in the Garden by Colette Wear

Artist's statement: I loved the playful bunny and each special block. I so enjoy hand applique and found I am really enjoying free-motion quilting as well.

1st place - small quilt
1st place - small quilt

Dance of the Dragon Flies by Sheila Hotovec. Quilted by Jeri Carney. Artist's Statement: I was browsing through a quilting catalog and saw this kit advertised. Since my daughter-in-law enjoyed dragon flies, I decided to make it for her. After I finished it, I liked it so much, I decided to keep it. Good thing I didn't tell her about it while I was making it!

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2nd place - small quilt
2nd place - small quilt

Tommy by Guadalupe Schuhl. Quilted be Mike Schroder. Artist's Statement: Made it because of the loss of my son. Reminded me of him feeding the chickens.

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3rd place - small quilt
3rd place - small quilt

Baltimore Baskets by Bev Gulley. Quilted by Bev Gulley. Artist's statement:I have admired Baltimore Album quilts for many years, since taking a class with Elly Sienkiewicz. I was delighted to be given this pattern by Joan Steskal, and I tried to make good use of the applique experience I've gained over the years.

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1st place - medium quilt
1st place - medium quilt

Oops, Bunny in the Garden by Colette Wear. Quilted by Colette Wear. Artist's statement: I loved the playful bunny and each special block. I so enjoy hand applique and found I am really enjoying free-motion quilting as well.

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2nd place - medium quilt
2nd place - medium quilt

Gingerbread Village by Virginia Corriea. Quilted by Virginia Corriea. Artist's Statement: This quilt was a block of the month quilt. I did fusible appliqué and then I stitched the pieces down with a button-hole by hand using two-strand embroidery thread. I then custom quilted the quilt on my longarm machine.

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3rd place - medium quilt
3rd place - medium quilt

Flora and Fauna by Kay Marshall. Quilted by Kay Marshall. Artist's statement: I purchased this Block of the Month at Bear Paw while on the "Heart of the Valley" shop hop with Bebe Haussmann in 2012. She purchased one too. Bebe and I worked together for about 6 years on the Opportunity Quilt Raffle Sales. She passed away 5 years ago in the summer of 2014.

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1st place - large quilt
1st place - large quilt

Coneflower Garden by Tricia Lacey. Handquilted by Tricia Lacey. Artist's statement: Stain glass appliqués cone flowers.

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2nd place - large quilt
2nd place - large quilt

Magenta Stars by Sally Walker. Quilted by Jeri Carney. Artist's statement: En Provence was the Bonnie Hunter 2016-2017 mystery quilt. I started with the rest of the online group and kept up with all the clues. When the blocks started to come together I did a little tweaking of the pattern to give the illusion of large interlacing circles, reminiscent of the Bonnie Hunter Celtic Solstice.

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3rd place - large quilt
3rd place - large quilt

Out of the Darkness/Into the Light by Georgia Harvey. Quilted by Jeri Carney. Artist's statement: This was a block of the month at Bear Paw. I started this when I was a beginner quilter. It was such a large project that I was overwhelmed and put it aside to take up years later and finished. It is my bed quilt for the summer months and reminds of my garden. The original pattern had a black background but I chose to do the background in white giving it an entirely different look.

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Speciality Categories

Winners

Long Arm Quilting
Long Arm Quilting

Magenta Stars by Sally Walker. Artist's statement: I started the En Provence Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt in 2016 and finished the quilt top in 2017. It sat un-quilted until this year. I passed the quilt top off to Jeri Carney, and I think she did an amazing job of custom quilting each block and the low volume background. I love her attention to detail! She used wool batting which gives the unquilted areas extra loft! I’ve renamed the quilt Magenta Stars

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Domestic Machine Quilting
Domestic Machine Quilting

Fallen Angel.......Wing Begonia by Chris Hudson. Artist's statement: I used mixed 9-patch blocks along with solid and print 9" blocks of Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I then used another of his fabrics to "fussy cut" the Angel Wing Begonia leaves to cascade down, as if they were falling, hence the name I gave it.

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Hand Quilting
Hand Quilting

Baltimore Basket by Bev Gulley. Artist's statement: I have admired Baltimore Album quilts for many years, since taking a class with Elly Sienkiewicz. I was delighted to be given this pattern by Joan Steskal, and I tried to make good use of the applique experience I've gained over the years.

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Hand Appliqué
Hand Appliqué

Spring Bouquet by Virginia Corriea. Artist's statement: I did fusible appliqué technique for this quilt. The pieces were fused onto the background fabric and then I hand stitched all the pieces down with two strands of embroidery floss. I then custom quilted this quilt on a longarm machine.

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Machine Appliqué
Machine Appliqué

Dance of the Dragon Flies by Sheila Hotovec. Artist's statement: I was browsing through a quilting catalog and saw this kit advertised. Since my daughter-in-law enjoyed dragon flies, I decided to make it for her. After I finished it, I liked it so much, I decided to keep it. Good thing I didn't tell her about it while I was making it!

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Hand Embroidery
Hand Embroidery

Aunt Bea's Parlor by Georgia Harvey. Artist's statement: I enjoy having a hand embroidery project that I can take with me to meetings of my circle. I used 30s fabric to frame the flower pots to give it a pleasing vintage look

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Machine Embroidery
Machine Embroidery

Broomhilda's Bakery Corner by Charlotte Hickman. Artist's statement: This was a class I took at Authorized Vac and Sew in Fresno last summer using my Brother Dream Embroidery Machine. I fell in love with all the embellishments and the free-standing embroidered spiders, candy corn and eyeballs so I and just had to make this quilt! Jeri Carney did a marvelous job quilting it and if you look closely you will see the various Halloween designs like spiders, spider webs, candy corn, and Halloween word

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Art Quilt
Art Quilt

African Ladies by Donna Rosin Baxter. Artist's statement: I enjoy unique panels. After adding the border the fun part is quilting it.

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Original Design
Original Design

Fallen Angel.......Wing Begonia by Chris Hudson. Artist's statement: I used mixed 9-patch blocks along with solid and print 9" blocks of Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I then used another of his fabrics to "fussy cut" the Angel Wing Begonia leaves to cascade down, as if they were falling, hence the name I gave it.

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