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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

More of Maine Quilts 2015

Are you ready for more quilts? I'll begin with some overall shots of the "main floor" so you can get a idea of the  size of this show. I meant to include these photos with the previous post but forgot. These were taken from the bleacher seats where we ate our lunch. The majority of the quilts in the show are on this main floor, but there are some elsewhere as well. So as you can see, it is a sizeable show with over 500 quilts on display.




 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....

Piece!
Linda

Sewing is not a hobby. It's an obsession, an occupation, a fascination, an addiction, self expression and a way of life!

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

'Northern Wilderness' is gorgeous......I love how it combines piecing and applique! I couldn't choose one favourite though, they are all superb.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

So many different designs, it must be hard for the judges to pick the winners.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

wow! That is a lot of quilts. I think they would all run together for me.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Utterly amazing.. I could stay there for hours! Loved that you have shared this Linda!!

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