I’ve been remiss to not follow up with more quilts from the Clark County Quilters Show. But I’ve been occupied getting my own quilts ready for my featured quilter exhibit at the upcoming Northwest Quilters Show May 11 and 12. In fact, I still have one wall hanging to quilt and bind/face. Nevertheless, I want to acknowledge the amazing and talented artist that is Judith Phelps. She is the maker of one of my favorite quilts of all time, “The Value of Gears” based on my favorite graphic novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. To me, it’s a win-win there.
Here is her entry at the show, “Blue Moon Fantasy.” Notice all of the ribbons, including a Sponsor’s Choice and Best Machine Quilting, all well deserved.
What struck me most when I evaluated this wall hanging was the way it evokes the kind of peace and tranquillity you feel on a still moonlit night. Judith creates the mood through the dream-like quality of the night sky, the moonlight on the water and the calm posture of the horses. If that isn’t enough, her workmanship is impeccable.
After judging was complete, Judith and I had a chance to talk. She was responsible for taking in quilt entries and had not completed the edge finish on her quilt. So as she worked accepting entries, a fellow quilter worked on “Blue Moon Fantasy’s” edge treatment. This is the guild’s best show ever, in my opinion, and this is just great example of the guild’s sense of teamwork to make it so.