I don’t make quilts to win ribbons, because I don’t make perfect quilts. I enjoy entering and seeing my quilts hung and love sharing my ideas. “Army Green is Not My Color” was a guild challenge. The last time it was in a show the critique was really bad. And didn’t win anything. But this time I got 3rd place in the largest category in the show. The judges comment was: “Effective handling of lights, meds, and darks adds design strength to this piece.” Of course there were things I needed to work on. That’s why I enter, so I will know what need help on.
“Rustling Roses” won a 2nd place ribbon. The judges comment was: Excellent thread painting technique that enhances your design theme. Colors are well-chosen and design complementary.” I got 5 excellents, 1 very good, 1 satisfactory. The last time this quilt was entered one judge liked the colors and one judge didn’t. It didn’t win a ribbon there.
“Bobbie Always Wanted a Log Cabin” didn’t win an award but the judge’s comment was: “Affective handling of color value within these scraps.” I thought that was neat. The judge pointed out some mistakes I hadn’t seen.
“Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” won a Committee Ribbon. That’s where someone on the quilt show committee give a ribbon for what they like. The judges comments was: ” The inner border and the ric-rac work well together to control this “RIOT” of a scrappy quilt. Applique elements contribute to the complexity of the design.” This quilt got 2 excellents and 4 very goods.
“Sharon’s Complicated Heart” is a quilt I made from a screen printed block made by Sharon Heidingsfelder. It didn’t win an award, but the judge’s comment was: “You have combined unexpected fabrics and a variety of textures effectively in this design.” I like that critique.
“Insanity” is one of those quilts that just doesn’t fit the norm. It is all woven blocks and I think it would be hard to judge n normal categories. But the judge’s comment was: “Each block is visually interesting and uniquely colored.” I a glad she notices. That was what I was striving for. It did get 2 excellents and 3 very goods.
My miniature, “Seventy-Six Bottles of Beer on the Wall” is made up of 76 different fabrics n less than an 14 inch square. The judge’s comment was: “Fabric chosen are size and scale appropriate. Diminutive beads add whimsy and support theme.”
“Dog Berrie” is a miniature dogwood applque quilt. The judge’s comment was “Applique stitches are very well applied. Stitches provide design texture and flower realism.” t’s like she read my mind. It got 4 excellents and 2 very goods. Last time I enter “Dog Berries” one judge gave a 5 on Embellishments……. There was NO embellishments on the quilt! LOL!
“Joan’s Redwork” is a quilt I helped Joan design. She won an honarable mention. I wanted to enter it because she is working on another redwork quilt that is all my designs. The judge’s comment wa: “The hand embroidery is well executed. Pieced stars and 9 patches complement the calendar blocks.” The funny thing about this entry. I turned it in with was two huge yellow cat pee spots on the front. It was judged then we took it down and washed it before the show. Never know with animals around. LOL!