900 ~ Contemporary Quilts, appliquéd, quilted by maker

Gingko Leaves, Green and Gold

First Place

Gingko Leaves, Green and Gold by Mary Hinkle, Hendersonville, NC

"This piece uses the techniques of twin-needle top stitching and double fused and stitched leaves. Embellished with twigs and beading. Adaptation of a pattern from Embellishing with Everything by Gladys Love."

Gingko Leaves detail

Second Place and Judge's Choice

Supporting Limbs by Peggy Brown, Hendersonville, NC

"I was inspired to make this quilt using hand-dyed fabrics for the trees using colors we enjoy as we go through the seasons of life. 'Seven Sisters' by Sew Be It."

Supporting Limbs Supporting Limbs detail organge tree Supporting Limbs purple tree detail
A Piecemaker's Paradise

Third Place and Best Pictorial Quilt

A Piecemaker's Paradise by Tina Blum, Hendersonville, NC

"Three size-appropriate separate quilts airing on a clothesline of a rural house add interests to the mountainous setting. (Design from a photo, source unknown.)

A Piecemaker's Paradise sky detail A Piecemaker's Paradise pink quilt detail
Fluttering Butterflies

Honorable Mention

Fluttering Butterflies by Kitty Etterman, Hendersonville, NC

"The wings of one butterfly are edged with bias. The fluttering butterflies are repeated in the backgorund and border. Linda M. Poole's Beaded Bias Appliqué technique."

Fluttering Butterflies detail Fluttering Butterflies detail 2
Asian Inspiration

Honorable Mention

Asian Inspiration by Phyllis Beeson, Pisgah Forest, NC

"I needed something to do with the quilt blocks created in studying Japanese Quilt Blocks by Susan Briscoe with Area 5 quilters. So I put them together, added some appliqué and beaded the creation with some inherited beads!"

Asian Inspiration detail Asian Inspiration detail 1

1000 ~ Contemporary Quilts, pieced, quilted by maker

The Aurora Galaxy

First Place

The Aurora Galaxy by Clair Rouse, Brevard, NC

"Randomly pieced squares and rectangles are topped with three hand-appliquéd spirals, then machine quilted in three designs, extending into the borders. 476 beads and three agate slices complete the Aurora Galaxy."

The Aurora Galaxy detail 1 The Aurora Galaxy detail 2
Egyptian Jigsaw

Second Place

Egyptian Jigsaw by Carol Crouse, Hendersonville, NC

Photos by Carol Crouse

Egyptian Jigsaw detail 1 Egyptian Jigsaw detail 2
Sunflowe Daze

Third Place

Sunflower Daze by Kay Dellinger

"Made with batik fabrics. Embellioshed with yarn and beads. 'Fractured Flowers' from Prairie's Edge Patchworks."

Sunflower Daze orange detial Sunflower Daze yellow detail
Enjoy NC Apples

Honorable Mention

Enjoy NC Apples by Ann Klimstra, Hendersonville, NC

"Made for guild challenge, using my collecton of apple fabrics. 'Simply Squares' pattern."

Enjoy NC Apples detail

1100 ~ Contemporary Quilts with commissioned quilting

First Place

Parasol Ladies by Melba Rilott, Glenville, NC
Quilted by Ardis Young

"Inspired by a technique of appliqué, using Brazillian dimensional embroidery with various types of threads. All done by hand."

Parasol Ladies Parasol Ladies detail 1 Parasol Ladies detail 2

Second Place

Sea Glass in the Sand by Kay Dellinger, Vale, NC
Quilted by Bobbie Raines

"Batik fabrics. Designed and added my own border. From the pattern 'Raindrops' by Judy Neimeyer."

Sea Glass in the Sand Sea Glass in the Sand detail
The Painted Desert

Third Place

The Painted Desert by Jean Winchester, Alexisw, NC
Quilted by Bobbie Raines

"I was making this quilt for my grandson when he told me that he would like a blue quilt. So I get to keep it. A Judy Neimeyer pattern."

The Painted Desert detail

Honorable Mention

Shadows by Sara Bookspan, Hendersonville, NC
Quilted by Sharis Myers

"I hand-dyed the fabric and of the hand-dyes to be the focal point. Picture and pattern in Australian magazine."

Shadows Shadows detail