My Baltimore Journey by Darlene Donohue and quilted by Ruth Quinn. I was a clerk at the judging and I think this might have won Best of Show, but it was not eligible because it was quilted by someone other than the maker. Not to take away from the quilts that did win because they were stunning. This one also won a Best Hand Appliqué ribbon. You can see below the exquisite appliqué and machine quilting. I'm usually not a big fan of these quilts, but this one was very special.
Here are my two small quilts, Fractured IV on the upper left and Fractured VI on the lower left. Notice the lack of ribbons.
My Ravishing Red only won an HM. Oh, well, it is on its way to be in a curated show next week. More about that on another day.
Below are a few that caught my eye.
Shades of Misty by Renee Fleuranges-Valdes was tribute to Misty Copeland.
Renee does the most incredible machine quilting on her Bernina.
Two Heads Are Better Than One by Donna Chambers. She won a blue ribbon and Best Original Design. All those little squares in the border are individually attached.
You can see that the judges like Dianna's work, too. This one, Type Between the Lines, uses selvages as she has done in several other quilts.
You may remember the button piece that I made for this exhibit. Each piece had to be twelve inches square with a yellow road running through it. I thought it was a pretty cool exhibit.
And that's it, folks. If you want to see all the winners you can go to the website here. Whoops! Just realized that they are not up yet, but they will be soon so check back in a couple of days.