AQS QuiltWeek 2017 – Lancaster Winners

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Congratulations to all participates at AQS QuiltWeek – Lancaster 2017. We are excited to introduce you to the placing quilts and the quilters behind them.

 

Best of Show Award – AZTEC SUNSET

Linda Roy
Knoxville, TN

Inspired by Myan Ruins in Mexico and two large scrap tomato red fabrics. Made in a four block format with each quad a different set of fabrics. Continuity are the stripe fabrics. All triangle shapes, including border, are hand appliqued.

 

Best Wall Quilt Award – STICK WITH ME KID

Jan Berg-Rezmer
Gladwin, MI

My inspiration was my photo of the two cats in a town square in Lima Peru.  I recently learned to thread paint and saw an opportunity to try out this new skill creating the cats in this method of freemotion stitching.

 

Best Use of Color Award – GARDEN PARTY #2

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Port Townsend, WA

The design for this quilt grew out of a series of drawings I did in 1987 and kept in my inspiration file for decades.

 

Best Original Design Award – MOONFLOWER

Molly Y. Hamilton-McNally
Tehachapi, CA

I love the daisy. In California, even with our severe drought, you can see them blooming by the roadside. In the moonlight, they seem to glow for centuries; they were called moon flowers.

 

Best Hand Workmanship Award – MY SWEET HOUSE WITH KIRARA

Ayako Kawakami
Funabashi, Chiba, Japan

I have been making quilts for my daughter since she was born. I made this quilt for my daughter’s 10 year old anniversary. This is my fifth quilt. It took one and half years to finish.

 

Best Stationary Machine Workmanship Award – COUNTRY ROADS

Joanne Baeth
Bonanza, OR

Country Roads was inspired by very detailed weathered barns, clapboard houses with screen doors, and antique tractors with interesting engines.

 

Best Movable Machine Workmanship Award – INTO THE WESTWARD SUN

Bethanne Nemesh
Allentown, PA

This quilt seeks to represent the beauty and danger of the American Southwest through original free motion quilted motifs. Beaded details are hand stuffed flanges of fabric and are gradation dyed to represent native turquoise jewelry.

First Place:  Large Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
EWE ARE MY SUNSHINE     

Janet Stone
Overland Park, KS

I heard a quote years ago by Freddy Moran that, “Red is a neutral.” I decided to put that thought to the test.

Second Place:  Large Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
WINTER FIELDS 

Cynthia L. Vogt
Kennewick, WA

Inspired by the endless wheat field of eastern Washington state and the stone walled fields of New England.

Third Place:  Large Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
AUTUMN NIGHT FANTASY

Makiko Aoki
Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

An autumn night inspired this quilt, the garden with red and yellow maple leaves were showing us a fantastic world. When it lit up, the scene was breathtaking.

Honorable Mention:  Large Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
A SHARED DESTINY 

Patricia Kennedy-Zafred
Murrysville, PA

Hand silkscreened images on hand dyed fabric attempt to capture the essence of Native American chiefs, making them larger than life.

First Place:  Large Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
BARBARA’S CIRCLE

Beth Nufer and Clem Buzick
Brookings, OR

The gradated fabrics were my inspiration. I wanted to design a compass with as many points as I felt could be pieced. The center compass is 256 points.

Second Place:  Large Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
THE BIG BANG

Kathie Beltz and Mara Novak
Greenfield, NH

THE BIG BANG is an original design inspired by a Blazing Lemoyne Star block. SewBatik Nuance fabrics helped to create the gradation effect of the explosion. Constructed by Kathie Beltz and longarm quilted by Mara Novak.

Third Place:  Large Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
FEATHERATION 2BLU

Lyn Crump
Withcott, Queensland, Australia

In this, my second Feathered Star Quilt, I changed the internal piecing of the star and rotated it 22½° so that the points meet. Then I had fun free motion quilting it.

Honorable Mention:  Large Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
REFLECTIONS OF CAPE TOWN

Cynthia England
Dickinson, TX

I was fortunate to teach quilting in South Africa. While there, we were able to take a side trip to Cape Town. It was a beautiful day in this fishing village. The colors and reflections of the bright boats were fascinating.

First Place:  Hand Quilted Quilts
BABY BLUES

Antonia Hering
Hoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

The inspiration was the batik, many different colors. The fabric made me think of lotus. The lavender blue in the batik inspired me to make the blue birds.

Second Place:  Hand Quilted Quilts
CRAZY BIRDS

Donna Douglass
Apollo Beach, FL

This quilt is based on Pat Campbell’s BIRD OF PARADISE. Donna put it in a different setting and designed the outer borders. It is hand appliqued and hand quilted.

Third Place:  Hand Quilted Quilts
FUN AND FANCY

Zena Thorpe
Chatsworth, CA

This quilt was made for fun and it turned out fancy.

Honorable Mention:  Hand Quilted Quilts
STRIPE TEASE

Jennifer Emry
Arlington, VA

A machine-pieced composition with contrasting gashes of bright reds and whites on read-as-solid neutral fabrics, stripes, and plaids. An overlay of hand-quilted spirals adds texture.

First Place:  Wall Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
THE VENETIAN

Jan Soules
Elk Grove, CA

This quilt was based on a favorite photo that I took of the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. I wanted to challenge myself to work with water and reflections. Some happy accidents occurred in the upper left corner, which resulted in a lovely effect!

Second Place:  Wall Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
BEAUTY IS IN THE BLUES

Andrea Brokenshire
Round Rock, TX

Based on my photography of a beautiful blue Iris branch. The Irises are hand painted on silk with turned edges on to a confetti style background.

Third Place:  Wall Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
MAGICAL TOYS

Flora Joy
Johnson City, TN

MAGICAL TOYS is a 3-N-1 original quilt with different views from the front, right, and left (images of ceramic toys by Ukraine artists Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev-used with their permission). Curriculum questions are stitched in the corners.

Honorable Mention:  Wall Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
WHEN I’M 64

Diane J. Evans
Schenectandy, NY

Quilt artist Philippa Naylor said about this piece, “It’s rather ‘Sergeant Pepper,’ isn’t it?!” I knew it needed a name that reflected my love of the Beatles and the year in which I’d hoped to complete it.

First Place:  Wall Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN 5

Simone de Haan
Beverwijk, Noord-Holland

Trying to reduce stash of hand dyed fabrics and giving them the space they deserve.

Second Place:  Wall Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
TUSCANY VILLAGE

Claudia Scheja
Werne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

When I saw the beautiful Ruby Red Oakshott fabrics I remembered a journey to Italy many years ago and got the idea for this quilt.

Third Place:  Wall Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
SILK ROAD SAMPLER

Melissa Sobotka
Richardson, TX

Where east meets west in Istanbul, there is a Spice Bazaar that has been there since 1597. There, surrounded by exotic smells and tastes, the vibrant colors of the silk road come alive. One vendor had so many ornate pillows of various colors.

Honorable Mention:  Wall Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
AN EARLY SPRING DAY

Noriko Endo
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

In early spring, I went out hiking and found the very fresh green leaves coming out and the birds singing songs.

First Place:  Wall Quilts – Landscape
SUMMER SOLSTICE

Leah Gravells
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

I was inspired by the view from my studio window in Edmonton on June 22, 2015 at 11:30 pm. In Canada’s most northern city, the sky glows as the longest day passes to night with twinkling lights in the landscape.

Second Place:  Wall Quilts – Landscape
DREAM HOUSES 2

Karen Turnbull
Laguna Niguel, CA

Clematis climbs over the trellis in this original design. This quilt is the second in a series of whimsical house and garden scenes. Fusible applique with colored pencil shading.

Third Place:  Wall Quilts – Landscape
Z IS FOR ZINNIA, C IS FOR COSMOS

Kathie R. Kerler
Portland, OR

The quilt is designed to evoke the sense the viewer is gazing into a garden overflowing with blooms.

Honorable Mention:  Wall Quilts – Landscape
THE CANYON

Shirley Gisi
Colorado Springs, CO

The Canyon is a composite of photos of various canyons of the southwest. It is machine pieced using striated batiks to give the effect of various rock layers. I love to use the bold southwest color palette and this gave me that opportunity.

First Place:  Wall Quilts – 1st Entry in an AQS Lancaster Quilt Contest
MY LITTLE ENCHANTED COMPASS

Cristina Arcenegui Bono
Alcala de Guardaira, Sevilla, Spain

Two years ago I discovered the world of the adult coloring books and I immediately knew I had to do something related to that in a quilt. This quilt is the result of my adaptation of one illustration of Joanna Basford.

First Place:  Wall Quilts – 1st Entry in an AQS Lancaster Quilt Contest
MY LITTLE ENCHANTED COMPASS

Stephanie Zacharer Ruyle
Denver, CO

In celebration of the Pantone Color of the Year, this improvisational pieced quilt also uses a novel fabric made from glass nanoparticles, that is retroreflective (best seen if you use flash photography). It was at IQF Houston and QuiltCon.

Third Place:  Wall Quilts – 1st Entry in an AQS Lancaster Quilt Contest
KINETIC BEAUTY

Shelley Doyal
Geneva, FL

It moves! This 3 dimensional adaptation of the American Beauty contains 20 independent pieces with 14 rotating discs, all meshing to form the finished design.

Honorable Mention:  Wall Quilts – 1st Entry in an AQS Lancaster Quilt Contest
BETWEEN THE LINES

Wilma Moss
Sulphur Springs, TX

Designed as an entry to the Quilter’s Guild of Dallas 2015 quilt show theme category, “Words and Letterforms.” It features hand lettered quotes from favorite books and famous people, and Bible verses between the lines of my own magnified fingerprint.

Viewers Choice Award:
BY THE CHIMNEY WITH CARE

Karen Turnbull
Laguna Niguel, CA

The stockings are hung and Santa’s on his way! This imaginary scene is a nod to Karen’s Norwegian heritage. She even taught herself to make Norwegian Hardanger lace to decorate the mantel and stockings.

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Sophia

WOW what an inspiration!

MarY

Who won the Viewer’s Choice?

Hi Mary, The Viewers Choice Award went to BY THE CHIMNEY WITH CARE by Karen Turnbull of Laguna Niguel, CA. Thanks, Betsey

Karen Turnbull

Thanks for showing all the quilts. My name is Karen Turnbull and I have two quilts pictured above. However, one of the photos of me is wrong. The picture by “Dream Houses II” ( blonde hair, glasses, red top) is me. The photo by ” Viewers Choice” is someone else. She’s a lovely looking lady, but it’s not me. No big deal, just thought I’d point it out.

Oh my! Thank you for catching this Karen. I apologize for the mistake and appreciate your gracious spirit! We have your pretty picture in both places now. Thanks, Betsey

Cheryl

Who were your judges? Always wonder this button seldom find the answer.