I was very excited to see all the challenge quilts at the show ~ and they did not disappoint! Here they all are in no particular order:
(I apologize for not being able to get around the table for the photo in the previous group)
It was great fun to see how each artist visualized that decade. But where were the ribbons? Inquiring minds wanted to know. It turns out the ordered ribbons had been delayed and didn’t appear on the quilts until the third day. So I decided to pick my own top three. I didn’t put on my quilt judge hat ~ these were just the ones that tickled me.
I was quite sure Measure Twice by Robyn Gragg was the first place winner. It was so clever and well done.
I chose Tie a Yellow Ribbon by Lori Dickman for second place (she’s not only a talented quilter and teacher, but a dear friend)
Groovy Ride by Diane Murtha was my third choice.
So which ones were the “real winners”? Well I got the first place one correct!
Second place went to Vintage Threads by Phyllis Campbell
And third went to my friend Linda Reuss Benson for Dream On.
An honorable mention was awarded to High School Fashionista by Laurie Landree.
I think they were all wonderful and, with competition being that fierce, I’m ok to have my quilt ribbonless 😄. This fun group of quilts will be traveling around to different venues over the next 2 years. Who knows – they may appear in a quilt show near your hometown!
And if you’re feeling the need to add to your stash, I just visited a delightful new(ish) quilt shop (they’ve been open two years already, I’m just a little slow) in Whitewater, WI; and they’ll be part of a shop hop this coming week!
On the Bias Designs is a bright and cheerful store with loads of fabrics and kits.
Kim is as colorful and fun as the shop, and she offers classes in dyeing, batiking, and other fun things. And look at her selection of gradations!
The Shop Sisters annual shop hop will be held September 28-30th, and here’s the map and info:
Maybe I’ll see you there!