The 2019 Viewer’s Choice Awards

And the winners are…

DOLLS
Barbara Cleveland “Miss Zara goes to the Oscars”,
made at the suggestion of Ren Krause and given to her.

2. Claudia Smith “Bru doll”

3. Barbara Cleveland “Father Christmas”, originally made for a cousin

LARGE INNOVATIVE QUILTS
1 Jocelyn Muncaster “Queen of Halloween”,
took three years to locate all these Halloween fabrics

2 Sue Bishop “Fidget Fandango”
for a nephew; blue and gold are the University of West Virginia colors

3 Sue Duggins “Beachy”, this quilt is back where it belongs, in a sunroom near the beach

LARGE QUILTS
1 Karen Breeding “Mystical Garden”, blocks of flowers took her two to three years to applique, which she did while traveling and or watching sports with her husband

2 Diane Mitchell “Montana Memories”, made at a Judy Niemeyer workshop in Montana

3 Janice Vaughn “Amish with a Twist”

MEMBERS CHALLENGE
1 Nadine Bowlus “Clamshell Tree of Life”, check the interactive species list and see if you can find all the living beings

2 Jocelyn Muncaster “It Doesn’t have to be Square”, thought about it for six months before deciding how to do it

3 Diane Mitchell “Happy Camper”, consists of 660 small squares

NEEDLE ART
1 Mickey McNamara “Asian Splendor”, the first attempt at this technique

2 Sue Wilmer “Just Married”

3 Diane Mitchell “Stitching in Sisters with Anna”, wool applique class with Anna Bates

SMALL INNOVATIVE QUILTS
1 Valerie Conrado “Cubist Campfire”

2 Candy Gutierrez “Help me if you can, I’m feeling down, Oh, help me get my feet back on the ground.

Art quilt depicting an emotion
3 Sue Bishop “United Hearts”, for a nephew who was married recently and sent to serve in Syria right after

SMALL QUILTS
1 Candy Gutierrez “Christmas Morning”, fabrics from Bali
2 Eileen Roberson “Grizzly”

3 Jackie Sullivan “Enjoy this Beauty – Snow will be falling soon”, thanks to the artist for this lovely central panel

WEARABLE ARTS
1 Doreen Whiteman “1850’s Ball Gown”, made for a daughter to wear as a period costume at a saloon in Virginia City

2 Lynette Pham “Grammy’s Bikini”

3 Vida Kenk “Choir Dress”, hand sewed this dress when she needed a long dress for a choir concert in college; she brought a photo to show she once fit in it. Candy wore this dress for the award presentations.

♥  Congratulations to all these ladies!  ♥

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