On to the Show. I'm sure you'd like to see some of the great work we were treated to. I didn't take a lot of photos, mostly the prize winners. Best in Show went to Ode to Sam by Juanita Allain of Riverview NB. It is 92" square, paper-pieced and hand quilted by Juanita; the pattern is by Shaggy Dog Designs of Calgary AB. It is beautiful! Such a lot of work!!
Wow- look at all those points.. every one perfect! Way to go Juanita!!
This year's Show theme was It's a Small World and here is the winner for "Best Use of Theme": Bow Ties/Trip Around the World by Carol Davis. It is 80" x 91" and there are 1,512 bowtie blocks, 2" finished size, for a total of 9,072 pieces!! It took her 3 months to complete - I would have been 3 years methinks! This was really impressive- I think Carol must have great patience and perseverance! She certainly was a deserving winner in my books.
Here are some of the other winners which caught my eye:
French Braid by Joan A Smith of Salisbury. This won 1st place for Group Quilt, Machine Quilted. ("Group quilt" means it was worked on by more than one person- usually one person has pieced the quilt and someone else has quilted it... in this case, the quilter was Penny Bubar of Beaverdam NB). I love this quilt - the gradual shading on the "braided strips" is so well done.
Another beautiful quilt by Joan A. Smith of Salisbury- Gathering Baskets won 3rd place in the Group Quilt - Hand Quilted category. I loved the soft look of this quilt- even though it contains a lot of brown, I found it very "restful" to look at. Both of Joan's quilts were for sale, I haven't heard if either of them sold. Lucky purchaser, if they did!
Edit: Sunday - Just found out Joan sold all five of her quilts in the Show. One went to New York City! Congrats Joan!
Twelve Days of Christmas by Agathe Klingenberg won the Best Machine Applique category. It was so nicely done, a great choice by the judges. This is a Nancy Halvorsen design.
Snug as a Bug by Tanya White, quilted by Jill Lloyd, won 2nd place in Group quilt, Machine Quilted. It was so cute, with many "buggy prints". This was made for her young son - I'm sure he loves his quilt.
My Friend Carolyn by Karen Miller of N.S. won a Judge's Choice ribbon. I thought this piece was exceptional. Karen did this portrait just as her friend was entering the early stages of Alzheimers.
Winning 3rd place in the Modern category was Autumn Splendor by Nancy Armitage. I really liked this piece- loved the design and the soft fall colors. Of course I have always loved New York Beauty designs.
2nd place in the Modern category was won by Juliet Nowlan with her wallhanging Mushrooms in the Park. Juliet is one very talented lady, and she has many many ribbons to prove it! It is always a joy to see her work. (We are so looking forward to having her share her work with us at our October Guild meeting.) This piece hung in the 2012 CQA/ACC National Juried Show in Halifax.
Fundy Mermaid by Nancy Flemming Elaschuk was chosen as 1st place winner in the Modern Category. Another exceptional piece of work! This is not a great photo of it, sorry to say. You can see better photos by clicking here, along with a bit of explanation of the piece.
And lastly a bit of humour to finish off- Quilting Is In My Bones by Riel Nason. Riel loves working with selvages and she is a big Hallowe'en lover- this is one of her latest selvage pieces.
Sew.... that gives you a little taste of this year's KVQG Show. It's always a great show and a pleasant day trip. Thanks for coming along for the ride! A complete list of all winners can be viewed here.
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