Wednesday, May 4, 2016

More From the Guild Show

As in the past several previous years, they picked two Best of Shows, which I think is an oxymoron but nobody asked me. This year there was very little difference in size between the two, but here they are in all their glory. Please remember to click on any picture to see a bigger view of all.

Best of Show, Small. Tuscany by Donald Gough, who leads a special interest group in the guild for landscapes. This was truly beautiful and it looked like you could walk right into it. He also won the Best Use of Color.

Best of Show, Large. Ode to William Morris by Carole Peterson. It was gorgeous with impeccable workmanship.

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.

Donna paints beautiful faces, altho she said that she did appliqué the lips to get the bright red she wanted.

Judy Dales was our invitational exhibit and there was a whole wall of her breathtaking quilts. I have long been an admirer.

I found this simple, but very effective quilt, Louvre Pyramid by Dianna Sharkey, to be very pleasing to look at. The way the triangles change value across the quilt and the straight line machine quilting keeps your eye moving along.

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.

How neat is it that he one above mine also used buttons. Hers looks like a road with the buttons being cars. Is the checkered one a taxi cab?

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.


Sarah said...

Fabulous quilts. Tuscany looks like a tapestry until you enlarge it! The 12" yellow road pieces are clever. Nice way to display them!

Renee said...

Lovely, thanks for including my Shades of Misty. You got a better picture than I did :-). Renee