There was also a Quilts of Valor exhibit. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. One quilt really touched me from this exhibit.
Some of the quilts from the Winner's Circle follow. The rest of the winners can all be seen here.
|Best of Show Award - Isabelle by Kathi Carter of Vineyard, Utah. 93" x 93".|
|Wandering 'Round My World by Beth Shillig of Columbus, Ohio, |
60" x 38". Best Innovative Quilt Award -
|Hurricane by Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga, of Kollumerzwaag, |
Friesland, Netherlands. 78" x 68". Best Wall Quilt Award.
| Spirit by Georgia Spalding Pierce of Seattle, Washington, 100" x 89"|
Viewer's Choice Quilt Award - First Place Bed, Quilts - Innovative.
Some of the other quilts that I enjoyed can be seen here. I couldn't show all the photos I took as we'd be here for several pages!!
American White Pelicans by Velda Newman of Nevada City, CA,
46" x 36". Wall Quilts - Innovative/Art. I enjoy pelicans and the artist
did a wonderful job painting this grouping.
Autumn Fairy by Diane Hansen of Chandler, AZ, .31"x 31".
Honorable Mention - Wall Quilts - Innovative/Art. I attended
Patt Blair's workshop with Diane when she started this wholecloth
painted quilt. It's taken from a calendar by Linda Ravenscoft (with her
permission). Diane did a wonderful job of painting and quilting.
She deserves the Honorable Mention award!!
Unravelings #2 by Judy Tescher of Pendleton, Indiana, 59" x 53".
Third Place - Wall Quilts - Modern. I'm being drawn more and more tothe modern quilt movement. I like their simplicity, colors, and negative space.
More Than a Memory by Kathy McNeil of Tulalip, Washington, 62" x 52".
Second Place - Wall Quilts - Innovative/Art. Her quilts are so lifelike. I
enjoyed and learned so much in a workshop with her a couple years ago.
Cherry Blossom #7 by Noriko Endo of Tokyo, Japan. 58" x 38".
Wall Quilts - Innovative/Art. I first saw Noriko's work a few years ago
at the International Quilt Show in Long Beach, CA. I love her
landscapes - they are so delicate and ethereal.