Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Some of my favorite quilts at the show....

Have to share some of my favorite quilts from the show. The above one was SPECTACULAR. Absolutely stunning. And all densely hand quilted. It won 2nd place in the NQA judging for Pieced Bed - Hand Quilted category, and Members Choice for this category. Pieced and Quilted by Denise Groesbeck.

And then there were two amazing Dear Jane Quilts. Just jaw dropping. The above one was also made and hand quilted by Denise Groesbeck. 3rd place in the NQA judging for Pieced Bed - Hand Quilted category.

So you may ask - what got first place in this category? Dear Jane #2! Shar Snellman made this one and it is amazing. The quilting on it is unbelievable. She even dresses up when she shows her quilt and does a lecture on her Dear Jane journey! It is soooo interesting! Not only did Shar get 1st place for this category, she got Best of Show from the NQA judge.

I guess you could get sick of this name - but Denise also had this wonderful Lancaster quilt. This one was machine quilted though - so don't panic! But it did get 1st place in the Bed Pieced - Long Arm Quilted NQA judging category.

And of course one of my favorite quilts because I helped make it for a friend who's parents were sick with cancer and she had gone to live in FL to take care of them. The blocks were from an internet group we belonged to, and I made the Tonya letters on the front and back. I've always loved how it turned out and all the love that was put into it for my good friend. She got the Members Choice for Group Quilt on this one.

Or how about this awesome log cabin carpenter's star! I"ve made this top - but do you think I"ve got it quilted - noooooo. Sharon Wick did an awesome job! She got 3rd place for NQA judging in Pieced Small - Machine Quilted.

How about this unbelievable paper pieced Christmas Star made by Carol Kowalczyk. She got 1st place in the NQA judging for Pieced Small - Machine Quilted. And also got Members Choice for this category.

I think to close this out for today I'll share the Viewer's Choice quilt. Marcia Hilse won Viewer's Choice in addition to 1st place in the NQA judging for Applique - Machine Quilted, as well as Member's Choice for this catgory! Thats all for today!

19 comments from wonderful readers:

bingo~bonnie said...

thanks for sharing photos from the show - it's been years since I've been to a show ;) but thanks to the blog world I get to see lots of lovely quilts! :)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Jan said...

What fantastic work. Those Jane's being hand quilter are amazing. Thanks for the show.

PatchworkRose said...

Thanks so much for showing photos. Love the Lancaster. It has reminded that I have started this quilt and need to finish it!

Janet said...

Fantastic quilts, thanks for sharing them. I thought the tumblers was an antique at first, it's wonderful.

antique quilter said...

oh the quilts are beautiful
I have been cutting more tumblers as I would like to make a queen size one and hand quilt it
can you tell me how she hand quilted hers?
oh those dear jane quilts are just amazing....
thanks for sharing all these pictures,
love seeing the quilts at your guild

antique quilter said...

oh I clicked on the quilt and saw it
wow she really quilted it densly.
I may have to do that too
I just love the look of this quilt!

Barb said...

Wow, wow, wos.
The Dear Jane almost makes me want to do one.....hhmmmm it is inspiring.
the tumbler is great - they are all great -
what a show!
thanks for posting. I love your polka dot background - cute blog.

Barb said...

me again- I'm from Illinois, so I'm wondering, who put on this amazing show?

Carol said...

WOWSER! What a wonderful show! Thanks for taking us along!

Lori said...

WOW! I love them all but am especially drawn to the tumbler and Lancaster. Thanks for the virtual quilt show!

Karen said...

Hard to imagine two Dear Janes at one show. Both are very good.
I like the Dear Friends quilt best.

Loris said...

Beautiful photos of the wonderful quilts at your show! Thanks so much for sharing them. The Christmas Star is particularly interesting and lovely. All the quilts deserved their ribbons.
Your photography is really good.

Liz in Calgary said...

Great Quilts! Thanks for sharing your quilt show!

Libby said...

What a great show - I love all your favorites (you knew I would *s*) Congrats on the ribbons - you earned each and every one of them!

Shasta Matova said...

So many beautiful quilts to drool over. Thank you forsharing them.

Tazzie said...

Oh my goodness Dawn, such beautiful quilts. I simply cannot choose a favourite, they're all just lovely.

YankeeQuilter said...

Those are great quilts! Thanks for sharing. I need to get out to some of the larger shows this year!

Jenny in Belgium said...

Dawn, thank you so much for sharing these photo's, the quilts are all great but I have never seen the paper pieced Christmas Star WOW, I wonder if this was her own design?
Jenny in Belgium

Tonya Ricucci said...

Love that Lancaster quilt - very eye catching. woohoo, the letters quilt is wonderful!