I will not show any of the challenge quilts this year (although I did last year) because none of those quilts were displayed with the creator’s name. If I can’t give credit where credit is due, I will not bother. And, yes, I did comment about that in my evaluation of the show.
I also wish I could show you the quilts from the Lion King Cherrywood Challenge (which, in my opinion was far more varied and interesting than the Wicked Challenge quilts we saw), but according to the program that was a no photo zone (although there were no signs posted to that effect. Same with the Joanie Zeier Poole exhibit and the AQS authors exhibit.
But never fear, the main show had plenty of quilts to drool over!
We will start with Christa Watson‘s quilt Fractured Puzzle. Christa is a fellow Twilter. If you ever need to take an EQ7 class, she is an awesome teacher. She also had a wholecloth quilt in the show, but my picture came out so blurry that I deleted it. Sorry!
This is Stars and Sparks by Judy Mercer Tescher.
There is some awesome quilting here in the individual boxes, which is why there are lots of pictures of it! This is Momma Loves You Baby by Monica Hancock and Debbie Stanton of Pine, AZ, winner of my Ahhhhhhh! award!
Here is some of the adorable quilting! This is Macintosh Rose by Tim Latimer of Lansing, Michigan. I was delighted to see this in person because I follow his blog and had watched this take shape. It is hand quilted. When Amy (AKA Amazing Amy) saw this picture, she said, “That looks like a roundabout.” Sure enough, this is Urban planning by Shelley Brooks of Virginia Beach, VA.
More coming soon!