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Saturday, February 7, 2015

World Quilt Show Top Winner

If you are visiting on the Grow Your Blog party, welcome! Please click here for my GYB post and Giveaway.

Are you getting tired of looking at quilts? I hope not.. at least you want to hang in there for today's post and the winner of the prestigious title "Best in the World" - can you imagine having a ribbon that said that?! Wow!!

So - let's have a drumroll.... here it is: Chinese Journey in Three Parts, 66" x 64" by Stephanie Crawford of the UK.

"This quilt was inspired by an extraordinary trip to China to visit my son who was living in an ancient temple precinct in a remote part of Hubei Province studying Doacsin. I have three outstanding memories of our journey together from Beijing to Wudang and the triptych represents them. The quilt is wholecloth. It was painted and appliquéd and then densely free-motion quilted.

Machine Appliquéd, Machine Quilted, Original Design

Thanks to Sandi Mac for the above photo. I had only taken one full shot, and just as I snapped it,
someone stepped in front of me... I did however take lots of closeup shots so you could enjoy the details and the fabulous quilting....

Panel 1

Panel 2

Thanks to Sandi for this photo as well

Panel 3

 Just in case you're getting tired of viewing quilts, we'll switch it up a bit for the next few days...


"Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence."
~ Author unknown


Vee said...

Wow. What amazing recreations of earth and grass...Another true artist!

Jennifer said...

Oh, wow - what detail, and what beautiful work!

Sara D.B. said...

Astonishing... :)
The story behind the quilt is very interesting as well!

Lee said...

Wow, wow, wow! Okay, I see that has been said already, but that's what happens when something is beyond words. Wow.

20 North Ora said...

Linda - That quilt is just breathtaking!! WOW!!


Pamela Gordon said...

It is beautiful and richly quilted. I like the garden part. Great work.

summer said...

WOW! This is amazing.breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL!

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