Friday, April 8, 2011

Waco Quilt Show--Part One

I am so proud of my fellow quilters!  Our show this year is outstanding.  I plan to post three parts and to keep it chiefly personal, emphasizing the three categories in which my four quilts were displayed.  I can't resist, here, though, sharing with my readers the Best of Show quilt.  My fellow China Dolls Bee member, Rita, won this award.  Rita had a total of 13 entries in the Show!  I lost count of how many ribbons she won.

First, the Art Quilts.  I entered two quilts in this division, my big scrolls quilt called Jubilation! and my very small one called Aqua in Abstract.  I was delighted to get an Honorable Mention ribbon for Jubilation. Good friends Judy and Rita took home the top honors, with Rita winning the blue and Judy, the red and white ribbons.  Here are their outstanding quilts:

This is a close-up
of the fourth panel, the winter

Rita was commissioned by good friends in Kentucky to do a series of quilts
of the friends' lovely back yard in the four seasons of the year.  Based on photographs
she fashioned these quilts, using the fused "snippets" technique.

This quilt by Judy Steward was
designed and constructed in the spring of
2009, at Quilting Adventures, in the same
Katie Pasquini-Masopust class that I took.
I made by Aqua in Abstract quilt (also entered
in the Art Quilt division) in our Show.

Here's Rita with her 4 Seasons quilt, showing only the summer and fall panels.

My honorable mention ribbon. 

Here is my Jubilation! hanging in the Art Quilts division.

This is Rita's Best of Show Quilt.
She made it at a retreat under the tutelage
of famed quilt artist, teacher, and
innovator, Georgia Bonesteel.  She has attended
several of these retreat/workshops, and Rita has
produced a number of quilts influenced
by Bonesteel.

And this is Judy's 2nd place art quilt, a lovely
fall leaf. 

Here's the Best of Show ribbon on Rita's quilt.

Here's a close-up of the applique
on Rita's Best of Show quilt.

A close-up of Rita's Best of Show quilt, which was
a "trip around the world" quilt, utilzing many
tiny squares.


  1. Thanks so much for sharing these Alice. All three of them are absolutely gorgeous. What beautiful work!

  2. I still ADORE your Jubilation quilt. Thank you for showing us the ribbon winners. All are outstanding. I know that seeing them in person is even more remarkable.

  3. All of the quilters are to be praised highly! So much work and beauty. Rita, Judy and Alice get big stars in my book! And thanks for all the posting. Very appreciated!

  4. I am so happy you received Honorable Mention for your beautiful Jubilation quilt. The competition must have been intense. The Best in Show quilt was intricate beyond belief. A non-sewer such as I just cannot appreciate all that goes into it. Even the quilted ribbons are works of art. Thanks for sharing.