First Place for Traditional was awarded to Linda M. Roy of Knoxville, Tennessee for “Jacobean Dream”. What a feast for the eyes this quilt is. The quilt is hand appliquéd, hand quilted and hand embroidered.
Ansa’s entry was entirely machine appliquéd and machine quilted.
First Place in the Innovative Category went to Denise Havlan from Plainfield, IL for her entry ” The Peaceful Ones”, a masterfully executed entry.
With so many excellent entries into the Innovative category the choices were numerous and decisions were weighed carefully among the judges. Congratulations to Denise!
Second place in the Innovative Category went to Marilyn J. Smith from Bakersfield, CA for “Peach Within Reach”, another outstanding work and excellent study of color and value.
With so many quilts in the show it is always impossible to feature them all. I hope I have sparked your interest and you will consider to watch for the award winning quilts at a Mancuso show in your region.
My classes are finished and I have a day to regroup, explore Manchester and pack my special exhibition later tonight. My plane leaves early tomorrow morning. The next time I check in it will be from the studio! Enjoy your Sunday.