Friday, February 26, 2016

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2016

We arrived at MAQF on Thursday around 3:00pm and spent a couple of hours at the show before checking into the hotel.
After an initial look at the prize winning quilts in the main display area, we visited a few of our favorite vendors and chatted with quilting friends we encountered as we wandered around.  Here are some of the prize winning quilts of 2016.
Upper left is called Moonflower by Molly Y Hamilton-McNally of Tehachapi, CA.  It won 1st place in the Innovative category.  Top right is a detail.  Exquisite quilting.

Bottom left is Silk Road Sampler by Melissa Sobotka of Richardson, TX, which won Best of Show.  If you follow the quilt shows, this also won at the Road to California show. The colors are gorgeous and it looks so real, like you could pull one of the pillows right off the shelf.
Top left is Ode to Spring by Margaret Solomon Gunn of Gorham, ME.  It won 3rd place in the Traditional category.  Another with exquisite quilting.

Bottom is also by Margaret Solomon Gunn.  This is called Springtime in the Geisha's Garden and won 2nd place in the Traditional category.
Top left is the 3rd place Wall quilt by Donna Clauer Stufft of Temperanceville, VA, called Together at Sunset.  This piece is very heavily thread painted. 
Top right is Lura's Choice by our online friend Vicki Welsh (Field Trips in Fiber) of Montpelier, VA.  We followed Vicki's blog posts about the making (and quilting) of this quilt.
Bottom left is Winter Fields by Cynthia L Vogt of Kennewick, WA.  It won Best Use of Color, Innovative, as well as a Judge's Choice award.
Bottom right is an Honorable Mention in the Innovative category.  It is Bursting at the Greens by Karlyn Bue Lohrenz of Billings, MT.

More to come over the next few days.

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