600 ~ Contemporary Quilts, Appliquéd, Quilted by Maker

Spring Bouquet

First Place and Best Machine Quilting Amateur

Spring Bouquet by Natalie Rockley

"This quilt of digitized flowers on whole cloth honors my Duth mother Wiepske DeRoos Roozelaar, born in Amsterdam 94 years ago. It reflects her ongoing love of flowers."

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Quiet Place

Second Place

Quiet Place by Carole Reimold

At the end of the day, this is where I sit and talk to my Lord."

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This Fragile Earth Our Island Home

Third Place

This Fragile Earth Our Island Home by Sally Fargo
Hendersonville, NC

"I used the pattern 'Currents' by Barbara Yano to make this quilted representation of the green planet on which we live and for which we are responsible. The name of the quilt is taken from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer."

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Spring Bouquet

Honorable Mention

Nature's Bounty by Natalie Rockley, Hendersonville, NC

"This quilt of digitized flowers on whole cloth honors my Dutch mother Wiepske DeRoos Roozelaar, born in Amsterdam 94 years ago. It reflects her ongoing love of flowers."

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Sun and Sea Star

Honorable Mention

Sun and Sea Star, Pattie Votruba, Hendersonville, NC

"Challenged to make a lone star quilt my own way, I added curves and motion and let the animals play."

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700: Contemporary Quilts, Pieced, Quilted by Maker

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First Place

Sunrise Glitz by Jennifer Henley

"I had many small bits of batik that I couldn't toss, so I decided to make a strip quilt. I had no idea when I started that I'd end up with a sunrise. It just came together to look that way. I started adding metallic cords until I finally decided I was done."

Sunrise Glitz
Let Your Light Shine

Second Place & Judge's Choice

Let Your Light Shine by Carole Couse

'Using Louisa L. Smith's technique of strips, strata, curves, oriental fabrics and Drunkard's Path templates results in my first out-of-the-box creation. I had to let the light shine."

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Foral Converence

Third Place & Merit Award:
Integration of Fabric & Thread

Floral Convergence by Nancy Rogers, Hendersonville, NC

"This is my second of three of this pattern. It is an interesting technique of cutting strips by Ricky Tims. The flowers were my addition."

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Lily Pond

Honorable Mention

Lily Pond by Carol Price, Hendersonville, NC

"Strip-piecing circles, a new concept to me, was challenging in placement, but lots of fun. This was done at a quilt retreat where several others worked on the same pattern idea and challenged each other."

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Stendahl's Medallion

Honorable Mention & Merit Award: Strong Contrast

Stendahl's Medallion by Jean Hart, Brevard, NC

"Made as a demo for a class I taught this Spring. It is named after a French author who wrote The Red and the Black."

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Christmas in the Mountains

Best Hand Workmanship

Christmas in the Mountains by Kitty Etterman

"The center of this quilt is a block Cindy Blackberg taught in February 2010 at a WNCQC workshop. It is hand pieced and hand quilted. The design reminded me of the mountains."

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800: Contemporary Quilts, with Commissioned Quilting
Dancing with the Stars

First Place

Dancing with the Stars by Jean Hart, Brevard, NC
Quilted by Peggy McCaffrey

"Made as a demo for a paper piecing class I taught in 2011, it was inspired by a fabric by Paula Nederstern, the queen of kaleidoscope quilts. It is my ninth kaleidoscope."

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Too Many Charm Squares

Second Place

Too Many Charm Squares by Bonnie Cunningham, Hendersonville, NC
Quilted by Norene Goard

"This quilt was a Christmas present for my husband in 2010. He saw the piece I had finished in class and love it. So I had to make it bigger than I planned so it fit on our bed."

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Vernal Equinox

Third Place

Vernal Equinox by Hardy Chandler, Flat Rock, NC

"This pattern was chosen for the challenge of constructing a quilt using 60 degree triangles. Amy Butler fabrics and colors put a new twist to my quilt making."

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Bargello Noel

Honorable Mention

Bargello Noel by Martie Sofie, Hendersonville, NC
Quilted by Peggy McCaffrey

"I love the movement created with this technique. Bargello piecing plus gorgeous Christmas fabrics equals fun."

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