The Western North Carolina Quilters Guild
2014 Garden of Quilts

Art Quilts

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.

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900: Art/Innovative Quilts, Small

Lydia - first place

First Place

by Kathleen Lambert

This quilt is based on a picture of my daughter taken at my son's wedding. I used Maria Elkins' fused appliqué technique.

Lydia detail
My Old Barn - second place

Second Place and
Merit Award: Accurate Construction
of Flange and Piped Binding

My Old Barn
by Hardy Chandler

This barn is an historic teasure on our property. I see it from my kitchen window every day and have always wished it had a quilt block. So now it does!

My Old Barn detail 1 My Old Barn detail 2
Iris - third place

Third Place

by Peggy McCaffrey

Iris was made as a challenge quilt for the Brevard Art Quilt group using hand dyed fabric which has been stamped with gold paint and hand dyed fabric was also used to make the iris from a Pattern by Terial Arts.

Iris detail
Trish Tries Trees - honorable mention

Honorable Mention

Trish Tries Trees
by Trish Hendershot

This was my challenge quilt for this year - 2014. Trish and Trees seemed to fit well together - so I gave it a try…

Trish Tries Trees detail
Georgia's Sunflower

Honorable Mention

Georgia's Sunflower
by Pat Crawford

This year's challenge to the Area 4 art group was to make a quilt inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe's botanical paintings. Each person could interpret that however she wished. I used thread painting, oil paint crayons, and beads to create this.

Georgia's Sunflower detail

1000: Art/Innovative Quilts, Medium/Large

Ellen at Eleven - first place

First Place

Ellen at Eleven
by Ellen Anderson

My 11 year old niece, Ellen, is taking her 1st year of flute lessons. I took a photo of her practicing, and then translated it into a quilted portrait.

Ellen at Eleven detail
Walking Tall in Timbuktu - second place

Second Place

Walking Tall in Timbuktu
by Natalie Rockley

This convergence quilt honors the hard pressed people of the African country of Mali. It was inspired by images of cultural artifacts which were appliquéd or quilted into the borders.

Walking Tall in Timbuktu detail
I See My Son in Soldiers - third place

Third Place

I See My Son in Soldiers
by Kathleen Lambert

My son enlisted in the Army at age 19. Since then, whenever I see a soldier, I see my son. I consider it an honor to have been called Mom by more than one of his friends. I drew the soldier's pose using news photos.

I See My Son in Soldiers detail
Bzzz! - honorable mention

Honorable Mention

by Barbara Ruff

I'm fascinated by the complex social life of honeybees. My quilt uses English paper piecing for the hexagons and artifical flowers for the blossoms.

Bzzz! text Bzzz! detail
Mary, Mary - honorable mention

Honorable Mention

Mary, Mary
by Mary Hinkle

"With silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row." Machine pieced; hand quilted and embroidered; embellished with couched yarns, silver bangles, sea shells and buttons.

Mary, Mary detail 1 Mary, Mary detail 2

Viewers' Choice

A Victorian Keepsake - viewers' choice

A Victorian Keepsake
by Melba Rilott

This original heirloom quilt depicts the life of the Rilott family marriage to the last grandchild born. Each "heartbeat" slept in the Appalachian cradle, adding another chapter. Open the announcements from the three Rilott births to each "heartbeat" asleep in the cradle. Embellishments and laces from foreigh travels and mom's tatting.

A Victorian Keepsake detail top left A Victorian Keepsake detail daughters
  Melba & Ron's wedding Daughters
A Victorian Keepsake detail birth record A Victorian Keepsake detail wedding A Victorian Keepsake detail wedding
Click on image for record of births and quilts. Weddings (above) and Children (below)
A Victorian Keepsake detail top right A Victorian Keepsake detail children A Victorian Keepsake detail children
Marriage & birth record Melba's grandchildren

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July 5, 2014