The quilt shown above with the detail below is my pick for Best Applique and Best of Show and it did also win at the show. It is by Shirley Frew.
Best Use of Blank Challenge Fabric in Design
These next two are tied for Best Use of Fabric in the Stack and Whack Technique. The first is by Dorothy Brotsch -- the new queen of Stack and Whack and the second by Barb Sassano.
Best Hand Quilting in a Large Quilt by Ann Nash.
Most Prolific Quilter of Truly Incredible Quilts goes to Chris Wickert. This quilt raised money for a charitable organization and is all hand quilted. She had several stunning quilts in this show.
Best Hand Quilting in a Small Quilt by Toni Foster. We expect nothing less from this phenomenal designer and quilter.
Best Machine Quilting on a Wall Hanging by Val Schultz. A lot of the prize winning quilts had long arm quilting by this talented woman. You must double click to see the detail. Pam Peet designed and made the top which is beautiful on its own!
Best Use of Borders in a Quilt by Linda Bachman. I kept going back to this quilt with its magical colors.
Best Adaptation of a GVQC Class in this piece started in a class with Sharon Craig. The choice of fabrics and the machine quilting done by Jeanne Simpson are stunning.