AQS Grand Rapids #2

So now we will move on to some of my favorite quilts!

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This quilt was best of show. It is completely hand pieced and hand quilted. It is Spring Dance by Barbara Clem from Rockford, Illinois. I am a big fan! I think it definitely deserved the honor.


This is a closeup of the next quilt, which is also hand quilted. The clamshells are quilted in different patterns, in pairs by color. I love this quilt.IMG_4448

This is a section of the border. Isn’t it gorgeous? The name of the quilt is Shellabration and it is by Christine Wickert of Penfield, NY.IMG_4450

And this is the whole quilt! It won best hand workmanship.IMG_4451

This is the winner of the best longarm workmanship. It is 828 Valence St. by Laurie Tigner of Rapid City, SD.IMG_4452

Stunning, isn’t it?IMG_4453

I can’t even imagine! IMG_4455

Yep, another closeup!IMG_4456

This is Ewe Are My Sunshine by Janet Stone of Overland Park, KS, winner of the best home machine workmanship award. In case you can’t tell, I had some trouble getting close enough to take closeups of this one. IMG_4458

This is Hopeless by Janneke de Vries-Bodzing of the Netherlands, winner of the best use of color award. These kinds of quilts always amaze me! IMG_4460

I’m afraid I can’t tell  you exactly which award this one won. What I do know is that it is Springtime in the Geisha’s Garden by Margaret Solomon Gunn of Gorham, ME. You may remember how much I like her quilting from other shows.IMG_4461And this is why! Plus, of course, I love her use of color.

More to come!

Quilt on!