It’s been a busy few days so far with a long day of judging on Wednesday immediately followed by teaching. I decided to share some images of the big winners from this hear’s Work Quilt Competition. I was a huge honor and privilege to be selected as one of four judges. We spent nearly 12 hours judging, selecting winners and formulate critiques for just under 200 entries.
The image featured here is this year’s Best of the World, “Chinese Journey in Three parts” by Stephanie Crawford of the UK. Stephanie’s entry showcases a variety of techniques, including painting, quilting and appliqué. Here is a close up of the center panel.
Canada was somewhat under represented this year. I was told that in past years Canada had the second highest number of entries in World Quilt…. 2014 only had six entries which made Canada ineligible for a best of country award. I was so pleased however, to see that Diane Carson, an accomplished long arm machine quilter from Ontario received the award for ‘Best Machine Workmanship – Traditional’ with her entry “Blueberry Cheddar Spread”.
Congratulations, Diane! Well deserved!
Check back to see more award winners tomorrow.
Classes are going great. My Kantha workshop was well attended and participants shared that they plan to explore this very portable technique further. I can’t wait to see pictures via email soon.
“Layers of Intrigue” is in full swing now. Ideas and concepts are coming together. One more day tomorrow and I will have my last opportunity to capture the diverse work created in this year’s New Hampshire class.