Saturday, November 3, 2007

What a show!


My local quilt group, Lake Norman Quilters, held its very first show this weekend, and it was a great success. We had nearly 500 attendees (not including group members) and more than 250 quilts displayed. I feel very proud of our group tonight. We have about 40 members in our group; some of them are in the group shot above. Our quilt show chairwoman, Liz McNabb (sitting in the photo above, wearing a green shirt) did an outstanding job organzing the event, and nearly everyone in the group pitched in and did a lot of work to make the show happen.

My latest art quilt, “Harbinger’s Hope,” took Best of Show, Best Amateur Machine Quilting, and a blue ribbon in the art quilt category!



Here's the full list of winners:

Best of Show: Harbinger’s Hope by Susan Brubaker Knapp
Best Hand Quilting: A Summer Night’s Dream by Eileen Brown
Best Amateur Machine Quilting - Harbinger’s Hope by Susan Brubaker Knapp
Best Professional Machine Quilting - Deb Sells Fast! By Sandy Palmer
Judges Choice (Scott Murkin) - A Study in Black and White by DeLane Rosenau
Judges Choice (Kathlyn Sullivan) - Fall in My Garden by Greta McCrea

Category 100 - Large Bed Quilt, Quilted by Maker (Pieced)
1st - Twisted Bargello by Barbara Barrier
2nd - Sunrise, Sunset by Susan Brubaker Knapp
3rd - Centered by Jean Craig Long
HM - Raspberries & Peaches by Jean Craig Long

Category 100 - Large Bed Quilt, Quilted by Maker (Applique)
1st place - American Virtues by Susan Brubaker Knapp

Category 100 - Large Bed Quilt, Quilted by Maker (Mixed Technique)
1st - Good Morning Sunshine by Susan Brubaker Knapp
2nd - A Summer Night's Dream by Eileen Brown
3rd - Polka Party by Susan Brubaker Knapp

Category 200 - Large Bed Quilt, Professional Quilted (Pieced)
1st - Deb Sells Fast! by Sandy Palmer
2nd - Have Fun by Kimberly Crawford
3rd - Fish by Jean Craig Long
HM - Spring Trail by Kimberly Crawford

Category 300 - Small Bed Quilt, Quilted by Maker (Pieced)
1st - Paper Posies by Eileen Brown
2nd - Funny Valentine by Susan Brubaker Knapp
3rd - Follow Your Heart by Marianne McCormick
HM - Orange You Glad I'm Pink by Elizabeth McNabb

Category 300 - Small Bed Quilt, Quilted by Maker (Applique)
1st - Amethyst Remembrance by Susan Brubaker Knapp

Category 300 - Small Bed Quilt, Quilted by Maker (Mixed Technique)
1st - Ducks in a Row by Susan Brubaker Knapp
2nd - The Christmas Train is Coming by Eileen Brown
3rd - Spinning Colors by Elizabeth McNabb

Category 400 - Small Bed Quilt, Professionally Quilted (Pieced)
1st - Colourblocks by Grace Howes
2nd - Finally Finished by Alisan Royster
3rd - Blueberries & Mint Parfait by Grace Howes

Category 500 Large Wall Art (Pieced)
1st - Luminous Butterfly by Barbara Barrier
2nd - Look for the Bird by Barbara Barrier

Category 500 Large Wall Art (Applique)
1st - Now We Know Our ABCs by Greta McCrea

Category 500 Large Wall Art (Mixed Technique)
1st - Crown Points by Jean Craig Long
2nd - It is Good to Be Queen by Elizabeth McNabb
3rd - Snow Folks (Starry, Starry Night) by Dolores Fobare
HM - Celebrating Debra by Elizabeth McNabb

Category 600 - Small Wall Art (Pieced)
1st - Snowdrop in Spring by Judy Whitehead
2nd - Wholecloth I by Judy Whitehead
3rd - Shoot for the Stars by Kimberly Crawford
HM - My Christmas Tree by Jean Sherrill
HM - Remembering Italy - Jean Newman

Category 600 - Small Wall Art (Mixed Technique)
1st - Celestial by Susan Brubaker Knapp
2nd - From Flower to Flower We Go by Elizabeth McNabb
3rd - What’s the Buzz? by Elizabeth McNabb
HM - Sparkle and Shine by Elizabeth McNabb

Category 600 - Small Wall Art (Applique)
1st - Black Sampler by Susan Brubaker Knapp
2nd - Flower Power by Greta McCrea
3rd - Beach Vacation by Susan Brubaker Knapp
HM - Grandmother's Flowers by DeLane Rosenau

Category 700 - Novelty
1st - Pinked by Jan Savu
2nd - Gingerbread Countdown Advent Calendar by Susan Brubaker Knapp
3rd - Happy Faces by Elizabeth McNabb
HM - Hippity Hop by Sandy Palmer

Category 800 - Wearables
1st - Artisan Purse by Susan Brubaker Knapp
2nd - Jacket by DeLane Rosenau
3rd - A Little Blue Christmas by Donna Loebs
HM - Nice Kitty by Eileen Brown

Category 900 - Art/Pictoral
1st - Harbinger’s Hope by Susan Brubaker Knapp
2nd - Gossamer by Susan Brubaker Knapp
3rd - Snow Queen by Judy Whitehead
HM - The Bluest Eye by Susan Brubaker Knapp