Sunday, March 18, 2012

quilt recognition

I was super excited when I was asked by one of our local quilt guilds - Bit's and Pieces - to be a judge for their show. Although I hate the word judge. How can you possibly judge a quilt? How can you critique a piece of lovingly hand-crafted work? I can't - so I like to think of it as recognition for a quilt that stands out in the crowd. Something unique and beautiful as the result of painstaking work or happenstance {as both have happened to me}.

I got to choose a favorite. Phone pics don't do them justice, but Candy Grisham's Dresden quilt was my pick. An original design with a pieced background, beautiful colors and Dresden blocks perfectly placed; it was also nicely quilted.
I almost chose this one - Lollipop Trees by Carole Braig. I loved the colors and I believe this was her fist appliqué quilt.
It was a tough job giving recognition to these quilts! Here is a precisely pieced and beautifully quilted star quilt by Marsha Bray.
It was also fun to see {not judged} a display of quilts created for the Robert Kaufman solids challenge by our STL Modern Quilt Guild.
The show runs through today {Sunday} at Queeny Park in Saint Louis.

7 comments:

  1. You picked a good one! Hard to weigh all the factors against each other..

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  2. What a beautiful show....wish I had time to drive to St. Louis today!

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  3. wowie, zowie. thanks for sharing the love!

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  4. Quilt Recognition. I like that!

    AMAZING work by Candy, Carole and Marsha. Really spectacular, Ladies! Excited to say I know you all! :)

    Thanks for showcasing our STLMQG booth for those of us who couldn't attend!

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  5. Thanks Cindy. I really appreciate your comments. It was a great show! Candy

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  6. HOw fun to be asked to participate in their show! It looks like it was an amazing show with many talented quilters... would have loved to have been tehre!

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  7. Those quilts are amazing. I wish I'd been able to get to the show. I think you did a fantastic job providing recognition... what a difficult task.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!