Thursday, 29 October 2015

Best of Show International Quilt Festival at Houston

JANET STONE from Kansas USA has won the BEST OF SHOW awarded by Handi Quilter and receives a cheque for $10,000.00 for her entry "EWE ARE MY SUNSHINE". We all congratulate Janet for her original design.
Janet said "A collection of red fabrics and alphabet ribbons inspired this design. The title came quickly after designing the layout. Of course, there have to be sheep, the alphabet and a few embellishments. This is the fifteenth quilt in my ongoing "Alphabet" series".
PETER HAYWARD from Spain won the $5,000.00  Koala Studios Master Award for Innovative Artistry with his entry "WHITE HOLES". It was in the Art-Abstract, Small Category, A World of Beauty Section.
Peter said "I wanted to take the basic concept behind op art quilts to a new level by adding colour graduation and concentric lines as a way of enhancing the three-dimensional effect." Original design inspired by the book Op-Art Quilts by Marilyn Doheny.

Yesterday, I announced via my Facebook Page an Australian Quilter who won a First Prize worth $7,500.00 because I had just finished my Blog for the day. So, if you'd like to see and read about GILLIAN SHEARER'S wonderful quilt "EAGER TO LEARN - AFGHANISTAN", please read by BLOG. We are very proud of Gillian from Tweed Heads West, NSW.
In the Digital Imagery category for Quilts: A World of Beauty, FLORA JOY entered her "MAGICAL TOYS" which is a 3-N-1 quilt with different views from the front, the right and the left hand sides. Flora said these views are images of those whimsical ceramic toys by popular Ukraine artists Anya Stasenki and Slave Leontyev. Four related curriculum questions for kiddies are stitched at the corners."
Fascinating, don't you agree?

Excited about a new range of patterns I will be stock from KwiltArt as seen here. Aren't they great? Some are strip quilted, some are paper-pieced. Shall let you know via my Newsletter when in stock.
As you know, Sandra Chandler from Just Curves (Curve Master Presser Foot) is my very good friend and often is a guest on my stands in Australia, so snapped some photos of her stand this evening before opening for the special preview from 5pm to 7pm after which the public were allowed entry up to 10pm. BIG day expected tomorrow.
Later in the evening, many were watching Sandy demonstrate her Curve Master.
 Keep tuned!

1 comment:

  1. You bring to us such great talent stitched by some great people,thankyou hugs Fe.