100 ~ Traditional Quilts, Appliquéd, Quilted by Maker

Fantasy Garden photo

First Place

Fantasy Garden by Claire Rouse, Brevard, NC

"Fantasy Garden uses fanciful colors and embellishments to creat 'Fantasy'. It is hand appliquéd, embroidered and beaded, and machine quilted.

Fantasy garden flower detail Fantasy garden vine detail
Some Magical Medallions photo

Second Place and People's Choice

Some Magical Medallions by Pat Childress, Brevard, NC

"These are some of the blocks from Karen Kay Buckley's pattern "Magical Medallions." I stared, with intimidation, at the pattern for about seven years before I tried it."

Medallions detail 1 Medalliions detail 2

Third Place

Panache by Marian Cosgrove, Hendersonville, NC

"The pattern had curliques and leaves for the border, but it was too complicated to get it right, so I decided to do a Celtic pattern, which I found much easier and I liked it better."

Panache detail 1 Panache detail 2
Dresden Plate

Honorable Mention

Grandma's Dresden Plate by Frances Reese, Hendersonville, NC

"The plates are pieced by hand and appliquéd onto blocks. It is hand-quilted with some machine quilting on the borders."

Dresden plate detail 1 Dresden plate detail 2

200: Traditional Quilts, Pieced, Quilted by Maker, Small

Pathway to Nowhere

First Place

Pathway to Nowhere by Jacqlyn McKenzie, Hendersonville, NC

"This was a project that a group of friends decided to do from a book by Louisa L. Smith called Strips 'n Curves. The concept was taken from the book, but is my original design and colorway."

Pathway to Nowhere detail 1 Pathway to Nowhere detail 2
In Full Bloom

Second Place

In Full Bloom by Carole Couse, Hendersonville, NC

"Traditional pieced log cabin blocks, rotated and set on oint, allow for new direction, depth and movement. The technique and pattern are by Flavin Glover."

In Full Bloom detail 1 In Full Bloom detail 2
Hillside Village

Third Place

Hillside Village by Nancy Rogers, Hendersonville, NC

"On a week long trip to the beach in 2011 with a group of quilters, I chose to make this little log caabin quilt. It took many 1" strips."

Hillside Village detail 1 Hillside Village detail 2
Cherries and Chocolates

Honorable Mention

Cherries and Chocolates by Diane Paddock, Hendersonville, NC

"I enjoy doing miniature quilts. I like the color combination of pink and brown. And I love chocolate covered cherries."

Cherries and Chocolates detail 1 Cherries and Chocolates detail 2
300: Traditional Quilts, Pieced, Quilted by Maker, Medium
Star Flowers

First Place

Star Flowers by Nancy Rogers, Hendersonville, NC

"I saw a pattern in American Quilter that I wanted to make with my own flower photos. They are also in the border. I know where each photo was taken."

Star Flowers detail 1 Star Flowers detail 2
Flying High

Second Place

Flying High by Ruth Eaton, Hendersonville, NC

"Made for National Quilt Day 2012 - theme 'Up in the Air.' To me, that meant 'Hot Air Balloons.' Made with my faborite log cabin block design, it went together easily."

Flying High detail 1 Flying High detail 2
Triptych #1

Third Place

Triptych #1 by Carol Price, Hendersonville, NC

"These blocks were presented as 'Block of the Month' in 12" and 6" sizes. The project was so enjoyable, I decided to make each block in both sizes."

Triptych #1 detail 1 Triptych #1 detail 2
Sanibel Sunset

Honorable Mention

Sanibel Sunset by Carin Rupp, Hendersonville, NC

"The colors and design remind me of many evenings spent watching the sun set over the Gult of Mexico."

Sanibel Sunset detail 1 Sanibel Sunset detail 2

400: Traditional Quilts, Pieced, Quilted by Maker, Large

Interlocking Squares

First Place

Interlocking Squares by Marian Cosgrove, Hendersonville, NC

"I took a class from Trudie Highes in Milwaukee 30 years ago. I liked her style and finally got around to making a quilt from her book. I had no pattern for the octagon block, so I had my math-savvy son take a square and figure out how many inches to cut off the corners to come out even. His son got the quilt."

Interlocking Squares detail 1 Interlocking Squares detail 2
It Only Took 38 Years

Second Place

It Only Took 38 Years by Brenta Poole, Horse Shoe, NC

"My first quilt - copied from a quilt owned by mother-in-law. New to quilting, I drew my own pattern and used fabric from clothing I had made. It was a UFO for 30 years."

It Only Took 38 Years detail 1 It Only Took 38 Years detail 2
Aqua Chocolate Winner's Circle

Third Place

Aqua Chocolate Winner's Circle by Jean Hart, Brevard, NC

"This pattern is an old favorite of mine. Inspired by a collection of my favorite colors of 2010: aqua and brown."

Aqua Chocolate Winner's Circle detail
Northwinds Log Cabin

Honorable Mention &
Merit Awrd: Monochromatic Color Scheme

Northwinds Log Cabin by Joanne Shafer, Zirconia, NC

"I attended a North Carolina Quilt Symposium at Western Carolina University in June. This class was taught by Jeannie McDougall."

Northwinds Log Cabin detail 1 Northwinds Log Cabin detail 2
Four Patch Posies

Honorable Mention

Four Patch Posies by Nancy Rogers, Hendersonville, NC

"I had only 5/8 of a yard of the focus fabric and still have four leftover blocks."

Fiour Patch Posies detail 1 Four Patch Posies detail 2

500: Traditional Quilts, with Commissioned Quilting

October Glory

First Place & Best of Show

October Glory by Frances Reese, Hendersonville, NC
Quilted by Sheridan Carter

"The quilt pattern was a gift for my birthday in 2007. It was machine pieced and I used paper piecing for the center part."

October Glory detail 1 October Glory detail 2
Fuji Stars

Second Place and Best Machine Quilting Professional

Fuji Stars by Marti Sofie, Hendersonville, NC
Quilted by Brian Fackler

"12 of these blocks were from Asheville Cotton Company's BOM group from 2008. The setting and 3 blocks are original. This was the year I started quilting again after hiatus to raise boys."

Fuji Stars detail 1 Fuji Stars detail 2
Granny Squares

Third Place

Granny Squares by Carin Rupp, Hendersonville, NC
Quilted by Sheridan Carter

"Reminiscent of the crochet pattern with the same name."

Granny Squares detail 1 Granny Squares detail 2
Spring Splash

Honorable Mention

Spring Splash by Kay Francis, Horse Shoe, NC
Quilted by Norene Goard

"This quilt began as a block of the month project from a local quilt shop. I chose to use softer beiges as my background and designed a center motif that is machine appliquéd. The outer borders are my own design which I added after the top was finished to pull it altogether. Fun project!"

Spring Splash detail 1 Spring Splash detail 2

Honorable Mention

Fantastic by Donna J. Edwards, Hendersonville, NC
Quilted by Brkian Fackler

"This quilt was made using a stack and whack technique with an oriental fabric. Note that the fans are made from the border print."

Fantastic detail 1
Fantastic detail 2
Kaffe's Hot Diamonds

Honorable Mention

Kaffe's Hot Diamonds by Sandra Fey, Hendersonville, NC
Quilted by Susan Caldwell

"This quilt is on the cover of Kaffe Fassett's Kaleidoscope of Quilts and my husband fell in love with it. I completed it for our motorhome."

Kaffe's Hot Diamonds detail

900: Traditional Quilts, with Other Techniques
cathedral window, wholecloth, crazy quilt, redwork, thread painting

Scrap #3 - Alpha

First Place & Best Embellishment

Scrap #3 - Alpha by Laurie Fictelberg, Mills River, NC

"I used scrap fabric, beads, paper-crafting supplies, etc., to make this quilt. I only purchased the backing and some beads. Fun - but more difficult than I expected! Still no discernible dent in the stash."

Scrap #3 - Alpha detail 1 Scrap #3 - Alpha detail 2
Bountiful Baskets

Second Place

Bountiful Baskets by Barbara Wright, Pisgah Forest, NC

"Redwork has always been a favorite of mine and doing embr4oidery by hand was not an option for me, so I decided to use my embroidery machine and I love the way it turned out!"

Bountiful Baskets detail 1 Bountiful Baskets detail 2
Our Feathered Friends

Third Place

Our Feathered Friends, Carol Couse, Hendersonville, NC

"A 'quilt as you go' technique using machine embroidery for the birds and names on layered squares and cross-hatching for sashng and the borders. The backing was stabilized with stitch in the ditch."

Our Feathered Friends detail 1 Our Feathered Friends detail 2
Zen Geese

Honorable Mention

Zen Geese by Pattie Votruba, Hendersonville, NC

"Inspired by curved, flying geese, I drew this design which allowed an alternate method of construction while still giving the effect of all those seams."

Zen Geese detail 1 Zen Geese detail 2