Wednesday, November 16, 2011

World Quilt Show Florida III


For those of you that aren't lucky enough to live in sunny South Florida... it's hot, always.  No really, for three years West Palm Beach has been the home of the World Quilt Show Florida Competition - this year the show expanded to the 7 southeastern states.  Let me tell you, there are loads of talented quilters down here - loads!  I wish I could share the entire show with you, but that is just not possible -- I'm still trying to condense my Houston trip into just one more post!


Let me start off with a link to the winners.  Now, on to my quilts, yes, I was honored to have won two ribbons this year.  "Clouds in My Latte" took Best Machine Workmanship and "The Choice" took Judges Choice (Sue Nickels).  We'll get to pictures of the door challenge later.  This isn't my most photogenic photo... I have a problem with talking while having my picture taken, so all things considered, it really isn't too bad saying that I usually talk with my hands (and arms).



Now on to just a peek (here are my favs, yes that includes my own) at the special exhibit for MCQG Member Challenge -- can't wait until these are awarded ribbons (December?)... what a talented group of peeps -- so glad to be a part of such a talented guild!






WOW, this is going to be a very long post, even if I break it up... now on to a few of my favorite quilts hanging in the Southeastern States Competition:
"Bounty" by Mark Sherman
"Bounty" by Mark Sherman (detail)
"256 Blocks" by Susan Ziel
"Breezy" by Janine Ward
"Sunset Reflection" by Candice Phelan
"Zebra" by Lisa Gorski
"The Struggle for Dignity" by Jo-Ann Donato
Okay, I know you have been waiting for this... the door challenge!  For those that have just started reading, my art group, Journeys Thru Art, held a door challenge.  The only rules were it had to be at least 30" and it had to have a door.  This is a fantastic group of eight -- more talent and inspiration than is imaginable!  Another group I am proud to be a part of.  There are only seven doors here, one of the doors didn't get finished in time for this show, but don't you worry, it will definitely be at the next one!

"A Jug of Wine A Loaf of Bread"
35" x 49"
by Eyvonne Smith
"The Choice"
40" x 36.5"
by Karen Marchetti
JUDGES CHOICE (Sue Nickels)
"Pick Up the Key and Open the Door"
50" x 34"
by Kathy Rentz

"Faith Alone"
60" x  50"
by Jerry Granata
JUDGES CHOICE (Diedra McElry)
"Graffiti Door"
54" x 42"
by Judie Gutke
"Venice"
41" x 50"
by Natalie Carlton
"Temple at Angkor Wat"
36" x 48"
by Pam Post

Okay, that's about it for tonight.  One more post (possibly tomorrow) showcasing my favorites from the SAQA Layers of Memory special exhibit and also some favorites from the traveling quilts of the World Quilt Show.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations!!! Fantastic work! Love how you took a quilt pattern like that and ROCKED it with your fabulous quilting :) Thanks for sharing the great photos too! Congrats on your door as well :)

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