Friday, March 20, 2009

Charlotte Quilters Guild 2009 show

The Charlotte Quilters Guild’s 2009 quilt show opened today. I am so proud of the Pandoras! We won a second place ribbon in the “Group” category for our quilt, “Motherhood” (above), and a Judge’s Choice ribbon from Joanne Arntsen! The panels are by (from left:) Grace K. Howes, Lushorn Millsaps, me, and DeLane Rosenau.

Nancy G. Cook won the Best of Show-Small for “Southern Hospitality,” which features a magnolia tree.

Cynthia Page’s “Illusion” won a Judge’s Choice award from Kathlyn Sulivan.

Christine Scholz won a Best Machine Quilting ribbon for “Oriental Dreams.”

Pattie Bethune’s “Fire Fern” won the Best Use of Color ribbon.

Joan Roeder’s charming “Joansborough” won the Best Hand Quilting ribbon. I love how she used textured fabrics and hand embroidery to create this lovely village scene. Here’s a detail shot:

Joan says, “My village was inspired by my love of the history of the Middle Ages, and my inability to pass by any fabric of architectural design.”

Kimberly Profitt’s “Sandhills Beauty” (above) won Best of Show-Large.

Kay Horn’s elegant “Garden Path.”

Elizabeth Miller dedicated “Room to Breathe” to her friend Joan Colvin (1933-2007), “a gentle and talented artist who only wanted ‘room to breathe.’”

Elizabeth’s “Linens and Things” features work by Elizabeth as well as various unknown quilters and embroiderers. She collects vintage linens (runners, doileys, quilts, tablecloths and hankies) and uses them in her quilts to preserve this wonderful “women’s work.”

My “Round Red Barn.”

Elinor Washington’s “Rose Appliqué” was so sweet, soft and feminine. She started it in 1940, and finished it in 2008!

P.J. Howard’s “Hands On!”

June Alston’s “Colonial Star” (based on a pattern by Jacquline de Jonge)

Cary Langhorne Caldwell ’s “Old Bay.” Cary is a very talented up-and-coming young art quilter, and I love her work.

“Under the Watchful Eye of Queen Charlotte II” by Deborah Langsam contains “people and places that have shaped Charlotte” in a mosaic of tiny photographs printed on fabric. Here’s a detail shot:

Cary Langhorne Caldwell’s “Cousin Fredrick.”

Melanie Paul won a first place ribbon for her “Well, Shut My Mouth,” which includes one of her mother’s favorite quotes by Abraham Lincoln.

One thing I always enjoy at the Charlotte quilt show is the exhibit of dolls by the Flights of Fantasy Doll Guild. “Aurora” by Lee Williams looks as though she is soaring!

Aren’t these chicken stitchers funny? They are by Cindy Page.

This lovely doll is by Margaret Williams (pattern by Christine Shiveley).

Nancy G. Cook’s “Winter Confection III.”

P.J. Howard’s “Dragon Bag.”

My “Home Planet.”

My “Purple Evening Bag.”

Nancy G. Cook’s “Crepe Myrtle: Homage to Klimt”

Linda Stegall’s “Losing Serengeti” points out that “the Serengeti plains are one of the world’s largest animial habitats, containing the greatest variety of animals in the world. They … are rapidly diminshing due to our indifference.”