Saturday, June 6, 2015

Fiber Arts Fiesta - Innovative Category Winners

Welcome to today's installment of the Fiber Arts Fiesta. Apologies in advance for some unintentional gaps in my results coverage. 
Large Innovative Quilts
Graceful Rhapsody by Louise Madore
The details are better appreciated close-up.
Graceful Rhapsody by Louise Madore

Second Place was awarded to Wendy Garrison for Sapphire Star. The entire border is hand beaded.
Sapphire Star by Wendy Garrison

Sapphire Star by Wendy Garrison
M'eyu Hano "Lizard Clan by Cynthia Figueroa-McInteer
Longarm Quilted by Elizabeth Dawson
Revisiting Grandma's Flower Garden by Donice Wagner
Small Innovative Quilts
Revisiting Grandma's Flower Garden by Donice Wagner
Echoes of Spring by Ami Krenzel
Echoes of Spring by Ami Krenzel
Phoenix by Patricia Raikes
Quilted by Dawn Myers
Second Place went to Echoes of Spring by Ami Kernel. This original design was constructed with straight and curved line piecing.
Phoenix by Patricia Raikes, an adaptation of the Phoenix pattern from Quilts Without Curves Encore,  earned third place. Patricia used ombre fabric, piecing, appliqué, and thread painting.

Graceful Rhapsody by Louise Madore took first place. I remember this one as the New Mexico State Fair Best of Show. The designs were fussy cut and machine appliquéd using decorative stitches. The pattern is an adaptation of Graceful Rhapsody by Denise Sheehan, and the fabric is from Quilting Treasures Jasmine collection.
Free motion was done on a domestic machine using polyester thread.

M'eyu Hano "Lizard Clan" by Cynthia Figueroa-McInteer took Judge's Choice. The sandy background and adorable lizards make me smile. According to Cynthia, "Custom mylar template was used for the head and body curved piecing. Fussy Cut stripes align from head to tail."

Revisiting Grandma's Flower Garden, and original piece by Donice Wagner, was selected for first place. She sought to use 1930's reproduction fabrics in a modern way.
Multiple techniques were used including embellishing with family buttons and rick-rack, folding hexagons and tucking a bit of stuffing behind them, and machine appliqué.

The long-arm quilting contains multiple designs.
Ray of Light by Victoria Romero-Cederberg

Ray of Light earned Victoria Romero-Cederberg Judge's Choice.

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  1. Graceful Rhapsody is amazing. I love the lizards, they made me smile, and the quilting on Echoes of Spring is great. What a good job I'm not a show judge isn't it?

  2. That little hexie quilt. Squeeeeel!

  3. Oh My! Thanks for sharing these awesome quilts. I'm still a new quilter so I'm just amazed at the beautiful things that people create. I have just mastered (almost) the HST so looking at these beauties gives me the inspiration to keep learning and trying new things. One day maybe just maybe I can create something as beautiful! Fingers crossed! HA