Well, I finally took a good picture of my non-prize winning quilt at this show!! I never seem to get any points for degree of difficulty!! A nice woman came up to me at the take down, remembered the number of the quilt when she heard it called and raved about it though and said she voted it best in show so that was nice!!
The show was small compared to our guild show but the quilts were lovely. There were a lot of beautiful applique quilts inspired by a local author whose specialty is applique.
I had signed up to come to the show and the classes to get a taste for what is going on in North Carolina from a quilt perspective as my intention is to move here fulltime some time in the future. After taking the class (more later on that), I can honestly say it was just like being at home except I didn't know any of the ladies and most spoke with a Southern accent!
This quilt called Winter Wonderland by Leah Day won for Best Machine Quilting and it certainly was!!! I have included two closeups below. She also won Best of Show for another of her quilts.
This is a closeup of the quilt that won for Best Innovative. It is called Out of the Mouths of Babes: Grape Kiss by Deborah Langsam. Evidently on the back were sayings from these famous women. Below you will see the whole quilt which wasn't that large. All these pictures were about one inch square.
A Tree by Laura Patti Bethune. I liked this one a lot even though it didn't win any prizes!
Aftermath by Linda Black. This was an interpretation of the Australian bush fires in 2009.
I loved the color and the unique pattern in this one but did not get the name of the quilter. I think it may be called Tequila Sunrise by Debbie Rieck and Janice Hoyes but I may be wrong.
In a later post, I will put a link to my Picasa album which has all my favorites in it!