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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

More Beauties from Maine

It's time to share some more beauty from Maine Quilts 2014 with you. Are you ready? Yesterday you saw the top prize winner by Margaret Solomon Gunn. She had another quilt in the show, titled Meet Me at Giverny. It is 69" square and won an Exceptional Merit ribbon. Again I am in total agreement with the judges - everything about this quilt is exceptional. Margaret's workmanship is second to none and her quilting is exquisite. What more can I say?

 "Design and color are reminiscent of Monet's home, Giverny, France. Quilting motifs are hand guided. Original design. Machine pieced, painted, machine quilted."







Here are a few detail shots so you can really appreciate Margaret's amazing piecing and quilting....
















Isn't it beautiful?  Looking at quilting like this makes me feel very humble... I've got a looonnngggg way to go, but I try to view this as inspiration, and not feel discouraged. You know what they say - Practice, practice, practice!! That really is the key! The more you do it the better you get.











I loved her designs in the background. The lattice and the sunflowers were just exquisite!












Margaret also worked her longarm quilting magic on Nantuckety Day by Wendy Coffin of Rye, NH. (94" x 94")

"Blue and white are quintessential Nantucket colors and in my quilt remind me of a perfect summer island day with gorgeous blue skies and water, blooming hydrangeas and blueberries, white caps and clouds."




Nantuckety Day not only won a first place ribbon, but also a special ribbon - an NQA Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in Quiltmaking. This ribbon can be awarded at the discretion of the judges, "to a deserving quilt, achieving recognized standards of quiltmaking excellence as an encouragement, and in addition to the Show ribbons."  Well done Wendy and Margaret!! A well deserved honour!


I'll stop there for now, but I'll be back this evening with another post of amazing quilts from Maine Quilts 2014. I hope all this quilting beauty is inspiring you. it sure has worked for me....

Piece!
Linda

"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." ~ Vince Lombardi


3 comments:

Vee said...

My favorite is Natuckety Bay...must be the colors. Well, as I said, I don't feel so bad for not going seeing these lovely works of art. I would never be able to use them...would you?

Lorraine said...

Definitely inspiring, wow, wow, wow!

Sheila said...

Incredible work , those quilted sunflowers are stunning !

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