Bleeding Hearts (makers and quilter Jo Yates) took first place in the Large Pieced category (Artisan Division). So pretty. I love the red pieced border.
I came back to this quilt, Everyday Blossoms (maker and quilter Eun Yeon Yoo), several times. The quilt took first place in Large Applique (Artisan Division) and the Betty J. Carpenter Memorial Award for Overall Handwork. I love the details on the dresses, the border and the crazy quilted center.
A closer look at the crazy quilt center:
There is nothing “everday” about this quilt. Here is a close up of one of the dresses:
Taking first place in Large Pieced (Master Division) and a Judges Choice award is Wrought Iron and Roses (maker and quilter Jaynette Huff):
One spectacular quilt after another – Jewel Box won first place in the Two-Person Wall Quilts category (Master Division). It was made by Cheri Meineke-Johnson and quilted by Linda Taylor:
A close-up will give you a better idea why this is called Jewel Box:
Another first place winner – this time in Two-Person Large Quilts (Master Division) is Star Berries (maker Gail Stepanek, quilter Ronda K. Beyer):
Seven pointed stars!!! Not geometrically typical or easy!
Here is Watermelon Time (maker and quilter Janet Brown). This quilt won first place in the Large Applique category (Master Division). I love the pinks and greens and the exquisite applique!
This quilt, Vases (maker and quilter Suzanne Marshall) took second place in the Large Applique category (Master Division). More spectacular applique!
I love the blue vases!
This quilt below was so unique and special I took several pictures. Taking second place in Wall Quilts (Master Division) is Sheep Wannabees (maker and quilter Debora Konchinsky).
Here is a closeup of some of the sheep – I hope you can see the detail and texture:
Last but not least and certainly the cutest:
The Dallas Quilt Show was a great show — lots of wonderful quilts, lots of vendors, and lots of fun with friends. I’m a small part of the committee working on the Trinity Valley Quilters Guild show (September 28-30) and I know it will be just as spectacular in our own friendly Fort Worth way!
We are battening down the hatches here in Fort Worth waiting for some severe storms later this afternoon. Hope it blows through quickly and we can all get on with some serious quilting! Have a great week, y’all!