Friday, February 19, 2016

Congratulations to our Chautauqua Quilt Show Winners!

So this weekend, there is a whole other modern quilt show happening 2100 miles west of us.  

You might have heard of it, QuiltCon West?  So much creativity and inspiration.  It's the third show from the MQG.  Maybe next year, at QuiltCon East, some of the quilts hanging will be from ECMQG members???  Fingers crossed ladies!      

We had a show, last week, of our own.  A much smaller show, but as the guest guild for the Chautauqua Quilters Guild biennial show, it was exciting (and scary!), and it was our first!  We are extremely appreciative of the ladies of Chautauqua who took us under their wings and patiently showed us how much is involved in hosting a show.  Wow!  Tip of the iceberg.  We have so much more to learn.




47 quilts were entered from 18 of our members, most of whom had never entered a quilt in a show - thrilling and nerve wrecking!



Our quilts represented all design aspects of modern quilting - improvisation, handwork, modern traditionalism, use of negative space, applique, and the simplicity of minimalism.  They were beautiful!  They were colorful!  They were stunning!



Congratulations to our winners!  All awards were Viewer's Choice, voted on by 700 or so people who came to Defuniak Springs last Friday and Saturday.   



First place winners in the large, medium, and small quilts categories were Faye Nettles, Natalie VanRandwyk, and Susan McDuffie.  


Kiss Kiss Prince Charming 
Loss of Perspective
Wendi's Sewing Room
Second place winners in the large, medium, and small quilts categories were Laraine Acosta and Nona Wainwright with Laraine winning awards in both the large quilt and medium quilt categories.

Untitled
Love U 2
Labor of Love
Third place winners in the large, medium, and small quilts categories were Marcy Gallagher, Faye Nettles, and Wendi Mihalik.  


Mustangs Plus Butterflies Plus Gazelles Oh My!
Here Fishy, Fishy
Create
Thank you for loaning us your quilts.  Thank you for planning and logistics.  Thank you for being part of our vibrant modern quilting community!

Natalie, Cindy, Wendi, Nona, and Kira
ECMQG Executive Board 2016

3 comments:

  1. The show was spectacular! We have such a talented group of creators in our guild. Everyone who entered a quilt was a winner and gained valuable experience on how to "show" a quilt. I'm excited to see what we will make for QuiltCon East!

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  2. Congratulations to everyone. Such creativity! A roomful of happy quilts.

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  3. Congratulations to everyone. Such creativity! A roomful of happy quilts.

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