Art/Innovative Quilts

Must be the quilt maker's original design; a personal expression making innovative use of color, materials, and/or techniques; may include traditional elements, but as a minor part of the design.

1000 ~ Art/Innovative Quilts, Small


First Place

Family by Trish Hendershot, Hendersonville, NC

"A calendar image inspired this group. However, I had the urge to use denim rather than black. The denim crept to the background as well; the waistband seemed a must."

Family detail
Portrait in Blue

Second Place

Portrait in Blue by Natalie Rockley

"This fabric portrait is made from a photograph. The technique by Maria Elkins involves photo manipulation with computer software followed by fused appliqué of the fabric of varying value."

Portrait in Blue detail

My Memories are Silver and Gold

Third Place

My Memories are Silver and Gold, Jean Jones, Brevard, NC

"This quilt was inspired by a painting I did in memory of my mother Carolyn Chapman Fraser. It is part of a challenge within a small art group in Area 5 and will be donated to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative fund raiser after this show. Materials include matte toile, Misty Fuse, glass beads, and 4 'Fast Finish' triangles on the back for easy display."

My Memories Are Silver and Gold detail

Honorable Mention

Fireball by Sharon Johnson, Hendersonville, NC

"An original experiment in circular paper piecing. I used twenty-four 15 degree angles and eight different fabrics to make this spiral, then attempted to increse the 'spin' with the quilting and beads."

Fireball detail
T. Rex for Holt

Merit Award: Off the Wall

T. Rex for Holt by Trish Hendershot, Hendersonville, NC

""Grandson Holt loves dinosaurs, Rex being the fave. This was his Christmas present in 2010. I fussy cut leaves from a jungle print fabric to creat the palm tree."

T. Rex detail 1 T. Rex detail 2

1100: ~ Art/Innovative Quilts, Medium & Large

Reach High

First Place

Reach High by Bonnie Lucas, Mills River, NC

"Reach High was made as two separate quilts and then attached as one. The giraffe was hand painted on muslin, raw edge appliquéd and thread sketched to give dimension. The background is scrap pieced and three dimensional leaves added."

Reach High detail
My Parade of Homes

Second Place

My Parade of Homes by Ellen Anderson, Hendersonville, NC

"This quilt depicts the six states that I have lived in over the years, and seven 'snapshots" of the many dwellings that I have called home. It is an original design. It was constructed using fused and machine appliqué and then machine quilted."

My Parade of Homes details
Birds with Bling

Third Place

Birds with Bling by Tynne Karas, Brevard, NC

"This piece was a long time in the making. The fabric needed something special. I used thread painting, foiling and crystals."

Birds with Bling detail 1 Birds with Bling detail 2
Grandma Was a Tap Dancer

Honorable Mention

Grandma Was a Tap Dancer by Jean Hart, Brevard, NC

"Inspired by a photo of me at age 12 and the story quilts of Mary Lou Weidman. My mother, Dorothy Gardner, made my recital costume."

Grandma Was a Tap Dancer detail 1 Grandma Was a Tap Dancer detail 2
1200: Quilts Made by Youth
Up to 18 years old at the time of completion

First Place

Butterflies by Hannah McCollough

"I fell in love with the butterfly fabric and chose coordinating fabrics to make this quilt last year when I was in the eighth grade."

Butterflies detail
Vanessa's Quilt

Second Place

Vanessa's Quilt by Vanessa Orihuela

"I made this quilt last year at the Boys and Girls Club when I was in the sixth grade. I chose the pattern and the fabrics. I'm making another quilt this year with a different pattern."

Vanessa's Quilt detail
1300: Group Quilts
Quilts made by two or more people; may have commissioned quilting
Giraffe Park

First Place

Giraffe Park by Tynne Karras and Marah Karas, Brevard, NC

"My granddaughter, Mara, chose the fabric and did the "cut and paste" while we were in Michigan this summer. I did the quilting."

Giraffe Park detail
Sista and Me

Second Place

Sista and Me by Ann W. Klimstra and Selma C. Proctor, Hendersonville, NC

"My cousin found the quilt top among my aunt's things and gave it to me. My cousin thought it was too ugly to finish. I took the blocks apart, squared them up, re-set them and added the borders. I replaced the sashing but used the original color. It's hand quilted. I thought about all the fun times I had as a child on my aunt Sista's farm."

Sista and Me detail