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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Viewer' Choice Winners...

Last night was our last guild meeting until the fall. We always finish our year off with a potluck dinner- and what a fine dinner it was! Oh my.. I think we have some of the finest cooks in the city! The tables were loaded with salads, breads, hot dishes and desserts... I think I'm gaining weight just thinking back on the meal... lol.
Wonderful as the meal was, I think the highlight of the meeting was the announcement of the Viewers' Choice winners from our recent show Symphony of Spring. Rather than having judging, we opt to do Viewers' Choice and this time there were no categories - each viewer could choose any three pieces in the show, and the three which got the greatest number of votes were given ribbons. Everyone has been (impatiently) waiting for the results of the vote... So without further ado, here are the very deserving winners...

My Flower Garden by Barb Perry got the most votes. Barb hand pieced over 5,800 hexagons and then when she had the hexie "garden" all together, it was appliquéd to the borders. I. can't. even. imagine. I think I would have given up after the second flower was together! I was so pleased that this was the top winner, it is SO deserving.  Barb has done a number of hexagon quilts, including a very tiny one which was also in the show as a decor item with one of the bird houses. (You can see it on this post.)














Barb is a cat lover so most of her quilts include a cat somewhere; she incorporated a number of little kitty faces in the hexagons, so when things were "quiet" at the show, we would go over to this quilt and see how many more cats we could find... Being the top winner, Barb was given the prestigious CQA Rosette ribbon. Congratulations Barb! Such a deserving win!




Priceless by Mary Brown was the next winner, another wonderful choice! The Boston Commons design is simple, clean and lends itself beautifully to some awesome quilting in the negative space. And that's just what Mary did. She is an exceptional hand quilter, and obviously the viewing public recognized Mary's skill. I was thrilled to learn that Mary's Priceless was a winner. Congratulations Mary!




























Robert's Garden by Alice Kirkpatrick is the final winner, again a very deserving selection. Alice is another wonderful hand quilter, and as well does awesome hand appliqué. This quilt features both, plus some three dimensional appliqué. I cannot imagine the hours of work that went into this quilt... Congratulations Alice! Such a beautiful quilt!





























I had fun making the ribbons. The centres were cross-stitched with a little songbird, similar to the one that was on our show poster. This was my first effort at making show ribbons and I was pleased that the recipients liked them.
































Piece!
Linda

"Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half." ~ Bum Phillips


4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Congratulations to the winners......what beautiful quilts!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Congrats to the 3 winners, we do a viewer's choice at our garden club flower shows sometimes.
I love the two garden quilts and better yet, the ribbons you made. It would be an honour to receive one of these ribbons in place of the usual type given out.
Pot lucks are so much fun...and calories!

Vee said...

Oh bow to choose?! So difficult and glad I don't have to. Your ribbons are delightful!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

My flower garden looks like a burst of colorful blooms! It's gorgeous! And I love the pretty cross stitch ribbons you made. Those are keepsakes! Everyone should be praised! Hugs, Diane

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