2019

In 2019, a change was made in quilt categories. We awarded one ribbon to each of the top five viewer favorites, one ribbon to each of the top five in the Show Challenge, one ribbon to each of the top three in each Club Challenge, and the quilt that received the most votes overall was awarded Best in Show. 

Best In Show

Winner: Down the Rabbit Hole

Winner: Down the Rabbit Hole

Made by Mary Brookfield 56 x 72 Machine Pieced, Machine Appliqued, Hand Appliqued, Hand Embroidered, Needle painting, Hand Embellishments, Machine Quilted with a Domestic Machine “I've always loved the story of Alice in Wonderland and the original drawings by John Tenniel. It was a personal challenge to show these images through fabric, starting with the English countryside scene at the top and the scenes below in the rabbit hole. A labor of love!”

Viewer’s Favorites 

1st Place: Primitive Garden

1st Place: Primitive Garden

Made by Antoinette Metivier 69 x 81 Pattern by Lisa Bongean with Additional Designs from the Book “A Cottage Garden” by Kathy Cardiff Machine Pieced, Hand Appliqued, Hand Embroidered, Longarmed by Julie Belin “This was a Block of the Month kit from Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop that I started in 2007! After working on it off and on (mostly off) since 2007, I have finally finished it. This is my first wool appliqué project, and because of this I have fallen in love with working with wool. I

2nd Place: Roy G (bv)

2nd Place: Roy G (bv)

Made by Katherine Genung 82 x 82 Hand Pieced, Hand Appliqued, Paper Pieced, Longarmed quilted by: Bettie Pharr of Quilting Keepsakes “Paper Pieces came out with English paper piecing (EPP) patterns in 2017 and started a Dear Jane EPP Facebook Group. I joined the group and got a packet of EPP pieces each month, completing rows, borders, and corners on a monthly basis. I finished in 17 months, quilting along with the group.”

3rd Place: Dream Blossoms

3rd Place: Dream Blossoms

Made by Linda Suter 60 x 80 Machine Pieced , Longarmed by Elaine Breiner “I fell in love with the enchanting, dream-like look of this fabric. So much so, that I couldn't bear to cut it up and ruin the images. I didn't want a traditional block look - so I played with the fabric and came up with a design that kept it intact and highlighted the ethereal, dreamy look of the main images of the fabric. Hence the name ‘Dream Blossoms’."

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

It Takes a lot of Diamonds to Make a Star Made by Heidi Haynes 58 x 58 Pattern by Cindi Edgerton, SCRAP HAPPY DIAMONDS Machine Pieced, Paper Pieced, Longarmed by Bettie Pharr of Quilting Keepsakes “The narrow strips of fabric make my heart sing! It all works because of careful fabric placement by value. Using the tissue foundations makes this process so precise and fun. I want to make more!”

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Forest Floor Made by Susan Dicks 105 x 105 Pattern by Wing and a Prayer Machine Pieced, Longarmed by Susan Dicks “This quilt was made as a shop sample for The Scrappy Apple.”

Show Challenge - “All Creatures Great and Small”

1st Place: It’s Graduation Day

1st Place: It’s Graduation Day

Made by Virginia Yarrington 62 x 74 Designed by Jayne Lyman, Lisa Bly, Sherry Greene, Pam Ramey, and Christen Johnson. The entire quilt was inspired by and adapted from various McKenna Ryan patterns. Machine Pieced, Hand Appliqued, Hand Embroidered, Longarmed by Jayne Lyman “This quilt was made for me as a graduation gift from veterinary school in 2016. The animals on the quilt represent personal pets as well as animals I treated during my clinical rotations. "

2nd Place: Black Fish

2nd Place: Black Fish

Made by Laura Steif 82 x 102 Machine Pieced, Paper Pieced, Hand Applique, Hand Embroidery, Longarmed by Kathy Shifman “When I started out, I saw a piece of fabric that was feathers, I immediately saw fish scales which inspired me to create a fish quilt. Realizing that fish are always looking for something to eat I came up with the idea of adding a dragonfly. Next came the curious frogs wanting to get in on the action.”

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Mystery of the Salem Witches Guild Made by Lauri Sisney 51 x 66 Pattern by Crab Apple Hill Machine Pieced, Hand Embroidered, Longarmed by Brenda Goodwin “I was inspired by my sister in law, Lynn, to try something new. I absolutely loved every step of the process. I chose to do the border differently and more subdued, as I wanted to use the quilt year-round, and more importantly wanted the witches to be the focal point.”

Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Great Blue Heron Made by Judy Crim 26 x 36 Pattern by Toni Whitney Hand Pieced, Laser-cut Fabric “This was quite a challenge because it was a new technique for me. It involved a hundred laser-cut pieces of fabric and a placement guide. Each piece had to be ironed on in its exact spot before or after other fabrics. Love my Stuart the GBH from Stuart, Florida!”

Apple Valley Needle Threaders Challenge

1st Place: Flying Free

1st Place: Flying Free

Made by Mary DeMott 9 x 13 Machine Pieced, Paper Pieced, Embellished, Machine Quilted with a Domestic Machine “The American flag is a symbol of freedom. There are 120 flying geese, each measuring 3/4” wide by 1/4” tall!”

2nd Place: North South East West

2nd Place: North South East West

Made by Nyra White 60 x 60 Pattern by Sharon Holland Machine Pieced, Machine Appliqued, Hand Appliqued, Hand Embroidered, Hand Embellished, Hand Quilted, Machine Quilted with a Domestic Machine “This colorful bundle of over-dyed fabrics was created by a quilting friend. I admired and 'petted' them for a year before deciding how to use them all together in a wall piece. No other fabrics are included.”

Honorable Mention: Carolina Lily

Honorable Mention: Carolina Lily

Made by Brenda Goodwin 55 x 55 Pattern: Carolina Lily by Deb Tucker Machine Pieced, Machine Appliqued, Longarmed by Brenda Goodwin “I took a class at the NC Quilt Symposium in 2016 taught by Deb Tucker. I added the "Migrating Geese" border and used Andover's Little House on the Prairie fabric line.”

Honorable Mention: Purple Beauty

Honorable Mention: Purple Beauty

Made by Jennifer Skinnell 62 x 62 Pattern: Tulip Time, designed by Jackie Robinson Machine Pieced, Machine Appliqued, Longarmed “I made this quilt as a challenge to myself on completing such an ambitious project with machine piecing and machine applique. The fabrics are directly from the designer's list and purchased at Miller's in Holmes County, Ohio.”

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Skyline Quilters Challenge

Winner: Lion and Lamb

Winner: Lion and Lamb

Made by Karen Beckett 16 x 14 Machine Appliqued, Hand Appliqued, Machine Quilted with a Domestic Machine “When I think of "All Creatures Great and Small" I think of a great lion laying with a little lamb. Three of the fabrics are from our group challenge. This is my first attempt at a landscape quilt.”

1st Place: Butterflies in Flight

1st Place: Butterflies in Flight

Made by Loretta McDonald 22 x 33 Machine Pieced, Hand Appliqued, Longarmed “The fabric had butterflies and I wanted them to be in flight, so I cut them out and quilted them on a designed background. It was a lot of fun!”

2nd Place: Challenge Star

2nd Place: Challenge Star

Made by Wendy Hughes 28 x 28 Machine Pieced, Longarmed “For this medallion quilt I incorporated coordinating scraps to blend with the challenge fabric.”

Winchester Modern Quilters Challenge

1st Place: Water Lilies

1st Place: Water Lilies

Made by Barbara Waldron 20 x 30 An original design based on Claude Monet's Waterlilies Machine Pieced, Machine Appliqued, Machine Quilted with a Domestic Machine “Monet's water lilies inspired me, the colors, the movement in the water, the beauty…”

2nd Place: It All Wright

2nd Place: It All Wright

Made by Alicia Stoltzfus 20 x 30 Machine Pieced, Machine Appliqued, Hand Embellished, Hand Quilted, Machine Quilted with a Domestic Machine “My quilt design is a section of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Saguaro Forms and Cactus Flowers, one of twelve presentation sketches done in colored pencil that he did in 1928, for Liberty magazine. However, his designs were rejected for being “too radical” by the magazine."

Honorable Mention: I Sea Horses

Honorable Mention: I Sea Horses

Made by Sharon Rezin 20 x 30 Machine Appliqued, Machine Quilted with a Domestic Machine “I knew right away which artist I would use for our art challenge because I love tessellation and repetition. M.C. Escher (1898-1972) was a Dutch graphic artist famous for woodcuts, lithographs and architectural drawings. Using mathematical structure, he drew inspiration from nature and the Italian landscape."

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2nd Place: North South East West

Made by Nyra White 60 x 60 Pattern by Sharon Holland Machine Pieced, Machine Appliqued, Hand Appliqued, Hand Embroidered, Hand Embellished, Hand Quilted, Machine Quilted with a Domestic Machine “This colorful bundle of over-dyed fabrics was created by a quilting friend. I admired and 'petted' them for a year before deciding how to use them all together in a wall piece. No other fabrics are included.”