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North Carolina Quilt Symposium

Mountain Stitches

Bonclarken Conference Center, Flat Rock, North Carolina

May 28-31, 2015

Sponsored by NCQSI, Hosted by Western North Carolina Quilters Guild

The North Carolina Quilt Symposium is an annual, nationally-recognized,
four-day quilt conference, featuring classes and lectures presented by
outstanding faculty, a quilt show and vendors’ mall.

Awards ~ Art/Innovative Quilts

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1500: Art/Innovative Quilts, (small sized)
First Place

First Place Judy Lilly

Blue Ridge Revisited
By Judy Lilly

The beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains never
ceases to inspire me! Made using machine appliqué,
collage, fabric dyes and thread painting.

Blue Ridge Revisited detail 2 Blue Ridge Revisited detail 1

Second Place

Second place Phyllis Tarrant

Shelf Fungi and Leucocoprinus
By Phyllis Tarrant

Hand quilted raw edge appliqué based on two photos of
fungi and mushrooms growing against a tree trunk.

Shelf Fungi detail 1 Shelf Fungi detail 2

Third Place

Third Place Dawn Bartholic

Patch of Moonlight
By Dawn Bartholic

I tried to capture the bright moonlight on the distant mountains.
This is my first attempt at thread painting. It was a challenge
I enjoyed and plan to try again.

Patch of Moonlight detail 2 Patch of Moonlight detail 1

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention Pat Crawford

Georgia's Sunflower
By Pat Crawford

Part of the challnge to Area Five's art group to do quilts
inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe. I used thread painting,
oil paint crayons and beads to create this.

Georgia's Sunflower detail 1 Georgia's Sunflower detail 2

1600: Art/Innovative Quilts (medium sized)
First Place

First place Lois Griffith

Woodland Home
By Lois Griffith

The knot on the tree was a special treasure I found during
spring cleaning of the yard. I knew it just had to go on a quilt.
The tree at the edge of the woods with a bird waiting to
enter was the perfect solution.

Woodland home detail 1 Woodland home detail 2

Second Place

Road Runner detail 1

Road Runner detail 2

Road Runner (Beep Beep) Morning Run
By Ruth Eaton

This quilt from the 2014 Challenge was inspired by a carved
and painted Road Runner that I saw in an art gallery
in Sedona, Arizona.

Second place Ruth Eaton

Third Place

Third place Barbara Ruff

"Bzzz!"
By Barbara Ruff

My quilt was inspired by some reading I did about the complex
life of the honeybee. I used English paper piecing for the hexagons.

Bzzz detail1 Bzzz detail 2

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention Anne Hodges

Kathie Started It
By Anne Hodges & Kathie Stein
Quilted by Kathie Stein

We started with a photo from NCQS of a Magnolia blossom.
Then we switched and finished each other's quilt.

Kathie Started It detail 1 Kathie Started It detail 2

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention Natalie Rockley

Blowing Leaves
By Natalie Rockley

Fall colored leaves in batik fabrics were arranged so as
to create a sense of movement. Appliqué designs were
from Lunch Box Quilts or from dies.

Blowing Leaves detail 1 Blowing leaves detail 2

1700: Art/Innovative Quilts (large size)
First Place

First place Bonnie Lucas

Bali Dance Under the Moon
By Bonnie Lucas

The inspiration was the rich colors of Bali. I thought the
purples and gold gave a regal quality to the quilt.

Bali Dance moon detail 1 Bali Dancer detail 2

Second Place

Second Place Susan Mimkwb

Elliptical Staircase
By Susan Mimken

Bee "interlocking" word challenge. Fabrics from stash.
Created rhythm and depth with stippled version of ellipses.
Pieced, fused, quilted by machine with rat tail binding.

Elliptical Staircase detail 1 Elliptical Staircase detail 2

Third Place and Best Theme Quilt

Succulent Garden detail 1

Succulent Garden detail 2

Succulent Garden
By Frances Owl-Smith

This quilt is pieced and appliquéd with other media (paint, fabric, dye, beads). It combines my love for my North Carolina mountains and succulents that I enjoyed when I lived in the American Southwest.

Succulent Garden

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention Sheila Solen

Bramble's Kids
By Sheila Solen

Photo of the goat, Bramble, and her kids at the Carl Sandburg
National Historic Site appliquéd on a landscape barn scene.
Includes the use of fabric paint for shading and thread painting.

Bramble's Kids detail 1 Bramble's Kidsd detail 2

Photos by Anne S. Napier unless indicated otherwise.
Webcrafter: Anne S. Napier
Email: webcontact@westernncquilters.org

Updated August 4, 2015