The 2010 Quilt Show pages contain photos and descriptions of all the award-winning quilts,scenes from the show, a tribute to Donna Edwards with photos of some of her award winning quilts, and photos of the charity quilts.

Thanks to all who worked to make the show a success.

Awards - Traditional Quilts
Awards - Contemporary Quilts
Awards - Art, Youth, Group Quilts, and Wearable Art
Entry and Award Categories
Scenes from the Show
Tribute to Donna Edwards
Hospice Quilts

Special Awards
NOTE: Click on all photos for larger images.

Best of Show and Best Machine Quilting: Amateur

Jacob's Stars

Jacob's Stars by Norene D. Goard, Hendersonville, NC

"'Jacob's Stars' was begun on my domestic machine and completed on my long-arm machine. Connecting Threads pattern."

Jacob's Stars Detail

Best Hand Workmanship

Urn of Irises and Glads

Urn of Irises and Glads by Ann D'Hondt, Brevard, NC

"This pattern was designed by Emily Martin and taught at the Appliqué Academy.
I selected the fabrics."

Urn of Irises & Glads detail Urn of Irises and Glads detail of vase

Best Machine Quilting: Professional

Feathers and Ferns

Feathers and Ferns
Quilting by Brian Fackler

detail, Feathers & Ferns

Best Embellishment

Outback Melody

Outback Melody by Mary Hinkle

"Simple design inspired by my visit to the Australian Outback. Machine piecing, big stitch hand quilting, embellished with beading."

Outback Melody detail Outback Melody detail 2

Judge's Choice

Supporting Limbs

Supporting Limbs by Peggy Brown

"I was inspired to make this quilt using hand-dyed fabrics for the trees using colors we enjoy as we go through the seasons of life. 'Seven Sisters' by Sew Be It."

Judge's Choice Supporting Limbs yellow tree detail

Off the Wall Award
For a quilt with originality, personality, and thoughtfulness that will make the viewer smile or reflect

Swiss Chart Tree

Swiss Chard Tree by Betty Valentine

"Remembering tree-of-life quilts of the early 19th century, I combined food and flowers in my own Broderie Perse tree."

Swiss Chard detail Swiss Chard another detail

Best Scrap Quilt

It Just Snowballs quilt

"It Just Snowballs" by Carin Rupp, Hendersonville, NC

"I wanted to do a little with 9-patches I got during an exchange through the guild. As a rolling snowball, this quilt kept growing and growing, too. Love the scrappy-ness of it."

It Just Snowballs detail

Best Pictorial Quilt

A Piecemaker's Paradise

A Piecemaker's Paradise by Tina Blum, Hendersonville, NC

"Three size-appropriate separate quilts airing on a clothesline of a rural house add interests to the mountainous setting. (Design from a photo, source unknown.)

0906 detail 1 detail 0906 2

Best Use of Color

color side of quilt

"Cubic Deconstruction" by
Roger Winchell, Asheville, NC

"My first quilt. 3000+ pieces. Reversible: color plus black and white. Design: start with 5x5x5 cube and remove cubes in many different ways."

black and white side of quilt
Cubic Deconstruction detail  color detail

Viewer's Choice

Viewer's choice

Untitled by Marjorie Eberle, Weaverville, NC

"Some blocks I designed. I made most of the patterns. A couple of blocks are variations of old quilt patterns."

Viewer's Choice detail viewer's choice detail 2