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The Western North Carolina Quilters Guild
2014 Garden of Quilts

Friday-Sunday, June 13-15, 2014, at Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC

The 2014 Quilt Show pages contain photos and descriptions of all the award-winning quilts and quilts made by youth. Thanks to those who worked to make the show a success and to all entered their beautiful quilts!

Special Awards

Best of Show
Best Machine Quilting: Amateur

Pastoral Symphony best of show

Pastoral Symphony
By Natalie Rockley

Just as the beauty of summer comes after a year's preparation through the seasons, this quilt was a year in the making (2013 Block of the Month for the Quilt Show).

Pastoral Symphony detail

Best Hand Workmanship
Best Embellishment

A Nest with a View -best hand workmanship

A Nest with a View
by Ann D'Hondt

This wall hanging is hand appliquéd and quilted using the Broderie Perse technique. The pattern designer, Jeanne Sullivan, has included it in her book Simply Successful Appliqué.

A Nest with a View detail

Best Machine Quilting: Professional

Nocturne in Batiks - best machine quilting professional

Nocturne in Batiks
by Sharon Johnson
Quilted by Brian Fackler

Using the simple "disappearing nine-patch" pattern and large 6-inch squares, my purpose was to show off the beauty of the fabric and allow the quilt to serve as a canvas for Brian Fackler's wonderful quilting.

Nocturne detail 1 Nocturne detail 2

Judge's Choice

Tilips All Around - Judge's Choice

Tulips All Around
by Jacqlyn McKenzie

This whole cloth quilt has taken me 10+ years to complete due to 2 wrist fractures and an out of state move, but I finally completed it in 2013.

Tulips All Around detail 1 Tulips All Around detail 2

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

City Market - Off the Wall

City Market
by Jo Gilman
Quilted by Sheridan Carter

This was a block of the month in 2013 at Asheville Cotton Company. It was so much fun every month to see what Robin Culbertson had designed for us.

City Market detail 1 City Market detail 2

Merit Award: Accurate Construction of Flange and Piped Binding

My Old Barn - Merit Award

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

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

raffle quilt

The 2014 Raffle Quilt was won by Mayron Sprinkle of Arden. The quilt was designed and made by Joanne Shafer with red fabrics donated by guild members. The pattern incorporated blocks by Anita Soloman and the design program EQ7. The finished quilt was quilted by Hummingbird Quilters of Brevard, Peggy McCaffrey and Pat Leitch. Click on photo for larger image.

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Quilt block graphics adapted from www.dlstewart.com/clipart.htm

Updated July 6, 2014