Tuesday, October 30, 2007

It's Time to Vote

I got to see last year's winner, Bella, at the Machine Quilters Expo in New Hampshire. It was breathtaking, mouthwatering, and definitely earned its name. It had its own security camera and guard. Got any extra change? Bella is now being auctioned for charity.

I also got to view a couple of this year's entries at MQX. I took a class with Sharon Schamber, and she had a trunk show of her quilts, including Scarlet Serenade. The perfection of her applique combined with the exquisite detail of her quilting makes this truly an award-winning creation.

I also saw Renae Haddadin's Ring Around the Rosie at her booth. I think Renae's quilt is short-changed on the ballot webpage, because it only shows the black side. It is black on one side, white on the other, and either side could be the front. It features her radiating rays around a circular medallion. The quilting is outstanding.

I really admire all the quilts that have made it into the finals of the $100,000 challenge. Vote for your favorite!


Clevelandgurlie said...

The quilting on this quilt is amazing. I love the colors against the creamy yellow background, too. Gorgeous!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Sharon let us all handle her quilts during the workshop. Just like a regular old quilt. Wouldn't it be something if this one wins?