The 2012 Quilt Show pages contain photos and descriptions of all the award-winning quilts, scenes from the show, photos from the 30th Anniversary exhibit, and photos of the quilts donated to charities and other community service activities.

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

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Awards - Traditional Quilts
Awards - Contemporary Quilts
Awards - Art, Youth, Group Quilts
30th Anniversary Exhibit
Scenes from the Show
Community Service
Judge, Entry and Award Categories

Special Awards

Best of Show

best of show

October Glory by Frances Reese, Flat Rock, NC

This quilt pattern was a gift for my birthday in 2006. It was machine pieced and I used paper piecing for the center part."

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Best Hand Workmanship

Christmas in the Mountains

Christmas in the Mountains
by Kitty Etterman, Hendersonville, NC

"The center of this quilt is a block Cindy Blackberg taught in February 2010 at a WNCQC workshop. It is hand pieced and hand quilted. The design reminded me of the mountains."

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Best Machine Quilting: Amateur

Spring Bouquet

Spring Bouquet by Natalie Rockley, Hendersonville, NC

"This quilt of digitized flowers on whole cloth honors my Dutch mother Wiepske DeRoos Roozelaar, born in Amsterdam 94 years ago. It reflects her ongoing love of flowers."

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Best Machine Quilting: Professional

Fuji Stars

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

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Best Embellishment

Scrap #3 - Alpha

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."

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Judge's Choice

Let Your Light Shine

Let Your Light Shine by Carole Couse, Hendersonville, NC

'Using Louisa L. Smith's technique of strips, strata, curves, oriental fabrics and Drunkard's Path templates results in my first out-of-the-box creation. I had to let the light shine."

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

T. Rex for Holt

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."

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Merit Award: Strong Contrast

Stendahl's Medallion

Stendahl's Medallion by Jean Hart, Brevard, NC

"Made as a demo for a class I taught this Spring. It is named after a French author who wrote The Red and the Black."

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Merit Award: Integration of Fabric and Thread

Foral Converence

Floral Convergence by Nancy Rogers, Hendersonville, NC

"This is my second of three of this pattern. It is an interesting technique of cutting strips by Ricky Tims. The flowers were my addition."

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Merit Award: Monochromatic Color Scheme

Northwinds Log Cabin

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."

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Viewer's Choice

Viewer'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."

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