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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 Barbara Cleveland “Father Christmas”, originally made for a cousin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!  ♥

The 2018 Viewer’s Choice Awards

It is not the Oscars.

Nor is it filmed in Hollywood…

But there was a Red Carpet!  And a lot of happy winners too.

 

In the Wall Hanging Category

    The Winners Are…

1st Place went to Gay Losher for her “Out For a Hunt”

 

2nd Place went to Carolyn Pereira for her “Abilene”. Abilene is also the winner of Ironstone Vineyards coveted “Vintner’s Favorite” award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Place was awarded to Robyn Phelps for “California” (not present)

 

 

The Small Innovative Quits

1st Place belongs to Sue Duggins for her “Blue House Montana”

2nd Place went to Carolyn Earhart for “Jon’s Chemistry”

3rd Place was awarded to Mary Sue Budrow for “Colored Blocks”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bed Quilts

1st Place awarded to Nadine Bowlus for “EP’s Library”

2nd Place went to Diane Mitchell for “My Joy”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Place went to Susan Tribble for her “Finding Dory”

 

Large Innovative Quits

1st Place awarded to Sue Bishop for her “Stars Over a Log Cabin”

2nd Place went to Caroline Earhart for “Eight Generations of My Family”

3rd Place was awarded to Jennifer Cabral for her “Leftovers”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member Challenge
This year’s Challenge was to pick a crayon out of a bag full (no peeking!), then use that color in designing a small wall hanging

1st Place  awarded to Nancy Macomber for “Foxy”

2nd Place went to Diane Mitchell for “Periwinkle Pazzazz”

 

3rd Place was Nadine Bowlus for “Morning Light”

 

Wearable Art

1st Place  awarded to Lynne Ingalls for her Jacket (not present)

2nd Place went to Mary Sue Budrow for “Tulips” (vest)

3rd Place was Lynne Ingalls for the matching vest for her jacket

 

Needle Art

1st Place awarded to Kathy Heffernan for “Old Town America”

2nd Place went to Carolyn Rector for “Springtime Happiness”

 

 

 

 

3rd Place was given to Nadine Bowlus for “Frog on Stilts”

Dolls

1st Place awarded to Barbara Cleveland for her Bisque Doll, dressed in green. And…2nd Place went to Barbara Cleveland for her Bisque Doll, dressed in red..

 

Congratulations Everyone!

It’s Quilt Faire Eve!

‘Twas the Night Before Quilt Faire,
and all through the place,
not an entry was stirring,
Not even a vase.

The quilts, they were hung,
on the frames, with great care,
in the hope that admirers
soon would be there.

The quilters were nestled all snug in their beds.
But no visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads,
They were so tuckered out,
They slept like the dead.

One heck of a week,
working hard, getting ready.
Things going so wrong,
and chaos aplenty!

It happens each year,
to our planners dismay,
but it always works out,
by opening day.

See for yourself tomorrow (or this weekend),
Vote on your favorites and do us a favor
We love sewing and quilting,
but what’s even better?

Sharing our handiwork,
and telling their stories.
So exciting to see them
displayed in their glory!

Quilt Faire Hours:
Fri., Oct 19th       9:00am – 4:00pm
Sat., Oct 20th      9:00am – 4:00pm
Sun., Oct 21st    10:00am – 4:00pm

Located at the beautiful Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys