And here are a few more ribbon winners....
Fire Island Hosta by Diane Dixon of Palermo ME is a Judy Niemeyer design, and won a first place ribbon. (Have you guessed that they had some Judy Niemeyer workshops last year? :)
The quilting on it was exquisite......
Northern Wilderness by Lynn Davis of Gray ME was one of my favourites. It depicts Alaskan life with birds, bears, glaciers, ocean, mountains, etc. The design (pattern) is by Marie Noah of Northern Threads Design. It was professionally quilted by Shirley York and won a Judge's Choice ribbon.
Jacobean Fantasy by Barbara Drucker of Falmouth ME was another favourite. I have always loved Jacobean designs. It was beautifully hand quilted (noted by the "white hand" attached) and won an Honorable Mention.
Barbara by Diana R. Annis of Norton MA was inspired by a preprinted panel designed by Lonni Rossi. I thought the quilting on this piece was well planned and executed, a good example of how the quilting can really enhance the quilt. It too was a first place winner.
Lastly, this quilt was not in the Judged category, but was on "display only". However it won a National Quilting Association Certified Judges Award of Merit. This special ribbon can be awarded at the discretion of the judges to a deserving quilt achieving recognized standards of quiltmaking excellence. I thought it was well deserved. The hand quilting alone was ribbon-worthy! It was called Cherry Baskets and was hand pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted by Ethel C. DuBois of Lewiston ME.
That's all for tonight. Next I'll be showing you some of the Challenge pieces....
Sewing is not a hobby. It's an obsession, an occupation, a fascination, an addiction, self expression and a way of life!