The pieced competition at the International Quilt Festival has always been one of my favorites. I am thoroughly amazed at the creativity and accuracy that these quilts exhibit!
Audrey Esarey got my viewing off to a good start with her Mobius quilt….
This is one of those quilts that will stay in my mind for a long time!!
This quilt from Beth Nufer and Clem Buzick was made with Dupioni silk…..
Don’t you think that would be REALLY hard to piece and applique??
The Blue-Ribbon went to Amy Pabst for this beauty…..
This is another example of her “Micro-piecing” technique that I talked about a few days back. Check out this post for more examples of her technique.
I especially like the border treatment…..
This beauty from Setsuko Oki was hand pieced and quilted!!
I always tip my hat to handwork artists. It is something that I do not have the patience for!!
This quilt from Sarah Ann Smith is simple but so effective…..
It shows a great usage of the “Crossed Canoes” block and I love the small amount of “Big Stitch” quilting that she added….
Second place was awarded to Ruth Ohol for this ACCURATE quilt….
I think that I would have gone crazy trying to piece that border!!
In her artist statement, Paula Doyle said that she was trying to create a quilt with a fresh and contemporary feeling. I would say that she accomplished that…..
Nancy Goodman scored a Third-place ribbon for this fun quilt….
My mind doesn’t do well with Improv piecing, but Nancy’s sure does!!
Being a SUPER FAN of Sunflowers, this quilt from Luz Seidensticker definitely caught my eye…..
Linda and I both loved the dimension that she presented with these upturned flowers….
It is so much more effective than just having all of the flowers facing forward!!
The name of this quilt is “The Troubadour” and after I read that I had to go back and figure out why. The answer came in two paper-pieced birds….
I hope that you are enjoying these impromptu quilt shows!! Come back tomorrow for a showing of various miscellaneous quilts that caught my fancy!!!
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