There were many special exhibits in addition to the 350 quilts in the judged show. Here is a sampling from the latest Quilt National–the art quilt exhibit in Ohio.
This is one of my favorites, but I always like Deirdre Adams’ work.
I liked this piece so well I had to take two detail shots. The style is unique.
I found this piece fascinating. I had to get as close as I could to really study it.
In no particular order are other quilts I liked for one reason or another.
From the special exhibit “For the Love of Linens” curated by Cindy Needham, a piece by Karen Azevedo.
I wrote an article for American Quilter magazine about Joanne’s group called Collective Stitches. Joanne lives in southern Oregon, and her work speaks to the landscape in her part of our state.
Darn, I only have the last name of the maker. Wish I knew the full name and title of this piece.
Master award for Traditional Artistry
I loved the Lion King contest display sponsored by Cherrywood Fabrics. All of the gold fabric was stunning. Almost every quilt featured lions except this one. As an embroiderer I really appreciate the variety of embroidery stitches in this piece.
Can’t resist a great dog image. How she ever thought of tennis ball embellishments is beyond me. And frankly, where did she find tiny tennis balls?
Here’s another quilt so deserving of an award, but alas, the competition in the category was stiff.
Love the warmth and personality in this quilt.
Great Piece: movement, complexity, repetition.
A quilt in the special exhibit of Japanese quilts. So serene.
Winner of the Pfaff Master Award for Machine Artistry. A major award is not too surprising. The National Quilting Association previously judged this work a Master Quilt.
The Superior Threads Master Award for Thread Artistry
This quilt is from the Viewpoints 9: Constants and Variables special exhibit. What a masterful use of value to achieve illumination in fabric.
Among the special exhibits are quilts from Texas guilds. I chose one by my friend and fellow certified judge, Serena Vrnak. The quilter, Pat Harrison is also a certified judge. Her quilting designs highlight the piecing and add movement.