Best of show was for "Stars on Mars" (85"x85") by Gail Stapanek and Jan Hutchinson. This was very striking with its high contrast, difficult construction and level of perfection.
|Stars on Mars|
Best Longarm Machine Quilting was for "Majestic Mosaic" (87"x86") by Karen Kay Buckley and Renae Haddadin. The appliqué was impeccable and the quilting was unbelievable.
"Sunset Sentinel" (44"x39") by Cathy Geier. was a first place winner, but I don't know what category. The tree was quite unique, made with black lace. It had flecks of blue fabric encased behind the lace and was quilted with tiny pebbles. What a great way to represent a tree in silhouette and suggest the myriad tiny branches and leaves. I love it!
That's is for this week. I will show some more next week.
BTW and OT another great personal accomplishment as a result of this trip was teaching the dog to ride and behave in a very frightening cage called an elevator, which bumps, moves, pings, has flashing lights and a very dangerous door that appears to be self-motivated. She rode it like a champ by the time we headed home.