Here are a few more award-winning quilts:
Denise Havlan's "Shannon's Bantam" won the Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Artistry.
Gina Perkes won The Future of Quilting Award sponsored by Tin Lizzie 18 for her quilt, "Tuscan Sun."
I had a blast in Judy Coates Perez's class, where we collaged paper images on fabric, then painted it. Judy's quilt "Moon Garden" won an honorable mention in the Art-Painted Surface category (I'll try to get a photo of it in the next few days). Here is Judy, with camera and tape in hand:
This is Faith Cleary of Houston (below). I'm so glad I picked a seat next to her; we had a wonderful time chatting and lunching together, and she is such a nice person. Faith's company is called Dolce Amico (sweet friend in Italian) and she makes the most amazing thread-painted pet portraits, and puts them on purses, totes, apparel and director's chairs.
She captures such expression in these little guys!
Here's part of the collaged fabric I created in the class:
This was a very fun technique, and Judy is a generous and fun teacher. Don't miss a chance to take a class with her if you can. What should I make with this half yard of fabric? Hmmm...