sign at show

National Quilting Day

March 17, 2012
Blue Ridge Mall, Hendersonville, NC

Challenge Quilts

The Challenge

1. Use our green challenge fabric in the quilt.

2. Use "Up in the Air" as the theme.

challenge fabric
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Viewer's Choice ~ Visitors to the show voted on their favorites.

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First Place


Reach High

By Bonnie Lucas

The giraffe is hand-painted on muslin, appliquéd, with free-motion thread painting. The giraffe was constructed as a separate quilt, then attached to the blue pieced sky quilt. The leaves were attached for a dimentional look. Enjoy!

detail, giraffe

Second Place

High Expectations

High Expectations:
Homage to Piper

by Jean Jones

Our beloved Scottie, Piper, could have organized this Christmas surprise for us. He was so smart and such a gentleman!

Source: "A Scottish Christmas" © 2001, Mad Dog Marketing, Evanston, IL

detail, High Expectations


detail 2, High Expectations

Third Place

Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away

by Natalie Rockley

This quilt was inspired by a photograph of hot air balloons floating carefree in the sky. The technique used for piecing was based on the method, "No sewing until you quilt it" by local quilt artist and teacher Ann Holmes.

detail, Up, Up & Away

Visitors and Volunteers at the Show

voting booth getting information visitor talking to volunteers
looking at quilts visitor viewing quilts let me learn to do this
guild member quilting men enjoy quilts, too Another man looking at quilts
what-cha doing? volunteer enjoying her work visitors & quilts
let me show you how You're never too young to enjoy quilts. I want to win!
quilts Volunteers & visitor Let me tell you about my quilt.
2012 raffle quilt

Carolina Blue Stars

This quilt will go to a lucky winner
at the WNC Quilters Guild Show
at Blue Ridge Community College
October 19-21, 2012.

detail of raffle quilt

The quilt was designed by Joanne Shafer and Kay Francis, pieced by guild members and machine quilted by Peggy McCaffrey. Tickets are available from guild members or by contacting Joanne Shafer at 828.242.8562. The drawing will take place at the end of the quilt show on Otober 21st. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

The quilt will be shown at the White Squirrel Festival in Brevard Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th celebration in Brevard and at the Mountain State Fair in September. 

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Photos by Anne S. Napier
Webcrafter: Anne S. Napier
March 19, 2012