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It may not be as huge as the Presidential Race, but our “Viewer’s Choice” awards are very important to our guild.
Guests and members are given a ballot, inserted into their Quilt Faire program. All eight categories of entries are listed and we ask for your favorite one in each. We understand that entries vary in complexity and technique – you need not worry about that. Which one YOU LIKE the best is what we want to know.
You don’t even need to tell us why!
Our Viewer’s Choice chairman collected all of the ballots at the shows close and crunches the numbers for us. In a week (or two), we have our Viewer’s Choice Awards. ALL entries are considered, even non guild members can receive a ribbon.
Winner’s, including our raffled off items, are below:
1st Place: Carol Earnhardt, Forget Catch and Release
2nd Place: Penni Barger, Milliare Man
3rd Place: Sara Henry, Long Tall Sally
1st Place: Linda Van Berckelaer, Splash
2nd Place: Sue Bishop, Christmas Stockings
3rd Place: Sue Wilmer, Shanty Town
1st Place: Joanne Padelford, Black Jacket
2nd Place: Candy Gutierrez, Home Tweet Home
3rd Place: Nadine Bowlus, Gypsy Soul Totes
1st Place: Joanne Padelford, The Golden Gate.
2nd Place: Candy Gutierrez, At Home in the Poppies
3rd Place: Diane Mitchell, Lavendar Fields of California
1st Place: Barbara Cleveland, Agnes the Peddler
2nd Place: Pat Gomes, Thrift Store Annie
3rd Place: Candy Gutierrez, Bird Girl
1st Place: Larie Tippetts, Jeanne’s Surprise
2nd Place: Mary Ellen Nikola, Aunt Jane’s Honeysuckle Vines
3rd Place: Jocelyn Muncaster, Ribbons of My Life
1st Place: Caroline Earheart, Family Road to California
2nd Place: Lorene Lucas, Kenai
3rd Place: Sue Bishop, Winter’s Majesty
1st Place: Edie Diegoli, The Peacock Farm
2nd Place: Thalia Hart et.al., Wonky Winds (Zentangle)
3rd Place: Tisha Cabral, et.al., Wonky Hawaiian
Scholarship Quilt, “Sierra Views” went to – Linda Gogna, from Stockton.
“Samantha” (American Girl Doll) went to – Nancy Hecker, an IHQ Member.
Congratulations to All!!
Sue joined our guild this year, but has quilted and created most of her life. Monday, she shared with us some of her gorgeous work.
Since pictures are worth a thousand words, let’s get right to them!
A 3-D Christmas tree (2014)
All Spruced Up – made with prairie points.
Pillows made from the Happy Haunting book They were so-o-o cute that she made at least twenty of them for gifts. The trivet is a free pattern from Moda called a “folding star”. Sue is scheduled to teach a class on this Feb. 13th, 2017
One of her favorite quilts, she made trying to use up her Halloween scraps left from other Halloween projects. The quilt is reversible – meaning the back is another complete quilt. And she still has more scraps! “I LOVE Halloween!” she tells us. We believe her.
Stars Over Log Cabins (2012)
This is actually Sue’s all-time favorite – “I love blue!”
Sue is working on this quilt. It is a variation of the Ohio Star.
Sue explains, “My very first pieced quilt (1998), using a Kenmore machine, paper templates, and scissors to cut it out. Boy, how things have changed!! It was beautifully hand-quilted by Pauline Stewart – a family friend.”
2010 WV Mountain Quest Quilt.
“We visited 12 quilt stores to get the patterns… a fun road trip with my sister & friends! I put red in one square in each row. My dad was a coal miner so that was one. I did white water rafting down the New River Gorge. Two summers ago I also did zip lining. The other two were the church and cardinal. I made 3 of these quilts: one for me, my mom & my brother”
Thank you, Sue for sharing your work with us!
Thanks also go to Jocelyn Muncaster, Sue’s friend and “Vanna” and Jodi Lea for the photos.