Monday, September 20, 2010
Carolina Longarm Quilt Show-Part 3
Okay, the grandkids have gone home...ready to wrap up the Carolina Longarm Association's quilt show, Romance is in the Air, held last weekend in Clemmons, NC.
I will not be posting every quilt or all the winning entries, but here are some more quilts for you.
In Part 1, I showed you Ann Hull's Baskets quilt, which won a third place in the Arts/Quilts/Miniature category. Today, I found out that she also won the Viewer's Choice in that category, but for a different quilt: Alpine Wonder. This quilt top was made by Diane Huard and quilted by Ann.
And just for fun, the same duo entered this whimsical quilt called Bountiful Beauties in the show.
In addition to two awards in this category, Ann did rather well for herself in this show. Her quilt, Palette of Red, won first place AND Viewer's Choice in the Overall/Pantograph-Computer Guided category. Ann has a Gammill with a Statler Stitcher system. Ann pieced this top at a Mystery Retreat with Dee Dalton in Banner Elk, NC.
And if four awards are not enough, Ann also earned a second place ribbon in the category Custom-Computer Guided for Civil War Quilt. I am so proud and happy for my friend and fellow Cyberbee and Capital Quilt Guild Member!
My friend Mary Harmon is also in Cyberbee and Capital Quilters Guild, and is the President of the CLA. She received a second place ribbon for Colorful Flying in the Overall/Pantograph-Non-Computer Guided category.
Other Capital Quilters Guild members winning awards were Angela Hugli Clark for Hopeful Homes, 2nd Place in Custom-2 Years or Less, Non-Computer Guided;
and also Third Place in the same category for Whirlygigs for Mary, for which I do not have a photo.
Another CQG member, Cheryl L. Porter, pretty much owned the Overall/Pantograph-Non-Computer Guided category. She won First Place for Jade Garden,
Third Place for Watercolor Stained Glass
and Viewer's Choice in the same category for yet another quilt, From Bali to Boston.
Katherine Meranda of CQG had some lovely quilts in the show, including Rhythm & Blues
and Pinwheel Posies Again, a 3-D quilt.
Other CQG participants included Luann Stemler, Leslie Emma, and Donna Sontag.
One of the most talented longarm quilters in the CLA, in my opinion, is Kim Buterbaugh. If there had been a Best of Show award, I think it may have gone to Kim for Winter Star. This quilt won First Place in the category Custom Non-Computer Guided.
Here is a detail of some of the exquisite quilting.
I also loved this quilt by one of Kim's customers, that Kim quilted. She was told that it did not win an award because there were blue marks that the piecer applied seven years ago when she had planned to hand-quilt. They did not come out, which could be the case if the top had been ironed, left in a hot car, etc. That is a shame, because this quilting is to DIE for.
I also loved the Sewingly Yours Shop Hop quilt that Kim quilted. Here is a detail:
Another friend, Jan Struble from Durham, entered this quilt that I adore, called Feathers Around the Block. The pattern and fabrics are by Karen Combs.