Tuesday, August 10, 2010

28th Asheville Quilt Show "Stars Over the Mountain"

If you click on the pictures you will see a MUCH bigger picture!!

There were 38 Art quilts in the 28th Asheville Quilt show...always a fine representation of art quilters across the nation AND .....
so i put up another pic because the show pic is faded looking...dont you love flashes?!! SIGH!

I got the first, the big ole blue ribbon in the Art Quilt Pro category at the Asheville Quilt Show WOOT!!

Elizabeth Allen - 2nd - Solar Wind - Nice addition of what seems to be a large polymer disk

Ruth Powers of Kansas - Burlingame Fire - 3rd and The Alliance for Quilts Award
Alot of hand dyed fabrics to represent the fire...I can not believe this one did not receive first...Ruth's work is always awesome! This quilt is flatter than a flitter!

Marylyn Wahl got HM on her " Love"

Best Landscape - Chris Eichner - Cathedral Rock - Sedona Arizona
Heavily thread painted

Judges Choice-(Katie Pasquini Masopust) for Carrie Hedstrom Camden for "A Prayer for Haiti"
Dont you love the color of this quilt...just wonderful!

and oops no picture Judy Simmons got Judge's Choice(Priscilla Hair) for her Morning Glory as well as the Digital Award.

Susan Brubaker Knapp
entered a lovely orchid piece - Freckles - in the art quilt category which did not win even though it was a beauty but her Pink Petal Party got an HM in the Applique Mixed/Large Pro category. I tried to take a picture of Pink Petal Party but there was a cheer leading squad of ladies standing in front of it forever admiring and photographing the quilt next to it...but it was a very cool Baltimore albumish quilt in pinks... Nice to see someone besides me has a split personality.

Liz Spear - "Neal's Turquoise Coat" First in Wearables..the second year they have done this...Not only did she sew this sumptious coat but she and Neal Howard WOVE the fabric-a hard to beat combination!! The competition in this category was STIFF to say the least - beautiful wearables.

All of the 1,2,3rd places got checks, gift certificates as did the awards like Judges Choice...the art quilts got BOTH judge's choices...prize money for the show was $7200 something and usually there is more but the economy has caused it to take a hit there too....donations were down this year....

Judith Heyward, Mt. Pleasant - Arabian Mysteries - Second ...she also got Best Machine Quilting on her Summer Beauty wall quilt but I like this one much better-think very tiny tightly spaced awesome machine quilting - I think she won Best of Show at Charleston a few years ago...

OH there were over 300 quilts from 15 different states...no idea how many vendors...tenish...and then at least another dozen down at the mall nearby ...my favorite vendors are as always Batiks, Etc - more batiks than any place on earth i think:>,
Random Arts -anything to do with mixed media run by the awesome Jane and the French Connection - the lady with the awesome African baskets that everyone was carrying around ....

great show great weekend....
the NC Arborteum just off the Blue Ridge Parkway is a gorgeous setting for all those gorgeous quilts...oh did i say just off I 26....28th year of the show??

See you there next year!...I joined the guild so i could drive the golf cart shuttle around the Arboreteum parking lot:> ZZooom Zooommm ZZZZZZZZoom!


Jamie Fingal said...

Congratulations on the award for your beautiful piece - so well deserved. I am so happy for you! What a great show.

Gerrie said...

Some gorgeous quilts. Congrats to you Maggie - that is a wonderful, happy quilt that you made.

ann said...

Congratulations of a BEAUTIFUL inventive quilt winner. Thanks for posting all the other pics.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Love your quilt...congratulations on your Blue Ribbon! Thanks for the re-cap of the Asheville show. I will have to try to get up there to see it one of these years.

norma said...

Congratulations on your win! Well deserved, it's a fabulous quilt. Thanks for sharing the others, too. It must have been a great show.

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Fabulous, Maggie! Congratulations AGAIN! And thanks for the extra pictures, looks like it was a great show.

Janet Stoneking said...

Congratulations on your winning quilt! Thank you for sharing the other quilts for those of us who could not travel to the show!!