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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 ~ Other Techniques, Miniature, Group Quilts

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1800: Other Techniques
(Cathedral, Whole Cloth, Crazy Quilt, Redwork, Thread Paint, Etc.)
First Place

First Place Chris Eichner

By Chris Eichner

Double side thread painted white egret. The egret, once
endangered, is a symbol of the National Audubon Society.
It captured me with its graceful stance when I was
vacationing near wetlands.

Daisagi detail head Daisagi detail tail

Second Place

Second place Laurie Fichtelberg

Scrap Quilt #3
By Laurie Fichtelberg

Made this to get rid of some scraps and knew it would be fun —
which it was! Hardly made a dent in my scraps!

Scrap Quilt detail 1 Scrap Quilt detail 2

Third Place

Third place Lois Griffith

Cosmic Explosion
By Lois Griffith

These tiny colorful strips were an exercise in using
scraps. Circles were needed to counter the linear look
and the cutout holes were a good challenge. The
agates and beading added sparkle to the quilt.

Cosmic Explosion detail 1 Cosmic Explosion detail 2

Honorable Mention

Honorable mention Bonnie Lucas

Yes, It's Kudzu!
By Bonnie Lucas

I wanted to show that something pretty could be made out of an
ugly weed, namely kudzu, using my plant pounding technique.

Kudzu detail 1 Kudzu detail 2

1900: Miniature Quilts (perimeter less than 96 inches)
First Place

First place Karen Guinn

By Karen Guinn

"Widdlytinks" is a quilt designed by Kim Diehl for the
Simple Whatnots Club. It has 42 of the tiniest yo-yos
(3/4 inch) I have ever made. It is machine appliquéd
and hand quilted with pearl cotton using the big stitch.

Widdlytinks detail

Second Place

Second place Judy Lilly

Cabin Fever
By Judy Lilly

Years ago I made this pattern in a large quilt. My miniature
version features a hand-painted center rather than appliqué.

Cabin Fever detail 1 Cabin Fever detail 2

Third Place

Third Place Janet O'Brien

Roasted Not Boiled
By Janet O'Brien

The center burlap sack is not readily a quilt until framed by miniature borders. As a native Virginian, it's my tribute to this wonderful plant.

Roasted Not Boilded detail

Honorable Mention



Honorable Mention Irene Grimes

Each Day
By Irene Gimes

All the blocks are paper pieced. I enjoy small pieces immensely!

"Each day of your life is
a page of your history.

Each Day detail 1
Each Day detail 2

2000: Group Quilts
First Place

First Place Margaret Wills

Stars Over the Smokies
By Margaret Wills and
participants of the NCQS Challenge 2012
Quilted by Tennette Curry

Blocks of quilt made by participants in the Stars Over the Smokies
2012 NC Quilt Symposium Challenge. I won the appliqué
blocks. My block is the center block. I pieced the blocks.

Stars over the Smokies detail

Second Place

Second place Karen Guinn

Friendship Basket
By Karen Guinn, Leigh Ausband,
Beverly Heles, Helen Goldman, Cindy Knotts,
Andrea West, and Donna McCoy.
Quilted by Karen Guinn.

This quilt was made when I participated in a round robin with
six other quilters. I made the center block, then each person
added a border of her own design. The buttons on the quilt
are from my grandmother's button box.

Friendship Basket detail Friendship Basket corner detail

Third Place

Third Place Kim Zebrowshi

Quilting with the Stars
By Kim Zebrowski
and Members of the Capital Quilters Guild
Quilted by Cathy Kirk

This quilt was designed and made as a raffle quilt for the Capital Quilters Guild. Designed by Kim Zebrowshi. Blocks made by guild members. Custom quilted by Cathy Kirk.

Quilting with the Stars detail 1 Quilting with the Stars detail 2

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention Eileen Jonat

Fan of Japan
By Eileen Jonat and Block Party Group
Quilted by Cathy Kirk

I entered the center block in a block party on a quilting cruise in Asia.
We were required to use a focal fabric and Japan as inspiration.
I was so lucky to win the other eight beautiful blocks!

Fan of Japan detail 1 Fan of Japan detail 2

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

Updated August 4, 2015