This Past Friday, the Inaugural Award Presentation and Reception–hosted by Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show–held at the Sisters Library Community Room was a blast!
Bottomless refreshments, abundance of yummy food– donated by Los Agaves Mexican Grill of Sisters–jokes, backslaps, pranks (or not) and just good times spent with friends
and a wonderful community of fiber artists!
The service by husband-volunteers
and hostess were terrific!
Quilters from all over the country have submitted more than 80 entries for the challenge.
Now to the focus on the event that brought everyone here in the first place, I am pleased to reveal the challenge winners
DECEMBER BLUE: Outstanding use of recycled fabrics…nice design…like the mix of old/new to create a classic little quilt…very unique replicate of a old quilt yet traditional with a twist…great choice of fabrics to compliment recycled blocks…use of completed blocks from other projects was put together beautifully & very unique…technique used successfully for the wave pattern…a very pleasing piece.~~Judges’ comments.
Charlene Kenny–Redmond, OR (absent)–for Best Use of Recycled Materials award.
Great use of batiks and choice of beads, feathers…tastefully embellished…nice composition…love various surface embellishments~~Judges’ comments
Kathie Leonard for Best Use of Innovative Techniques award
SEASONS IN BORA BORA: Use of color allows the eye to move around the piece…great form of color wheel…very innovative…clever composition…contemporary shape…feel & use of color makes it dynamic~~Judges’ comments
Mary Nyquist Koons–Eugene, OR, (absent)–for Best use of color award
Joanne Myers for Viewer’s Choice award
Last but not least, Judge’s Choice award…drum roll…Congratulation, Kristin.
GINGER GARDEN: Color used produced a very vibrant, rich image…bright colors combined w/light…intense colors played so beautifully off of one another…terrific quilting…while border busy, it’s filled w/interest & truly set off the centered image…Everything works together–lights/darks…truly a charming piece….wonderful color combination, pattern/design… very fun piece…great composition & fun…A HAPPY QUILT~~Judges’ comments
I am thrilled for your well-deserved award, Kristin, and honored to be there celebrating such special occasion with you.
Fantastic job, ladies, not only for dedicating yourself to quilting, creating one-of-a-kind embellished art quilts, but also to inspiring us all!
A gigantic THANK YOU to all the sponsors/volunteers of this memorable, fun contest.
All of the Small Wonders are presently on display in the Sisters Library Community Room through the end of May. If you can’t travel to Sisters to preview the Quilt Challenge exhibition, now you have another chance.
The quilts will be sold at the Sisters Summer Faire on Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3. It’s first come, first serve. Join in for a fabulous weekend. There will be over 100 vendors displaying and selling their arts & crafts, flowers, food, entertainment and much more at Village Green Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twenty-five percent of the quilt proceeds will be donated to the Malone Scholarship Fund at SPRD–a fund that supports recreational, sports and art programs and activities for Sisters’ youth.Can’t make it into the library and the June family festival? Viewable here are the Small Wonders that are on display for your browsing
Time does fly by when you don’t pay attention. Have a great day, I’m off to iron (sew exciting..not.) I’ll be back soon with some finished knits next time.
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
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