This may be a review of a few of the 2014 AQS Des Moines Show winners' photos for some of you but for the rest of you, enjoy!
Best of Show
"Isabelle" made by Kathi Carter
Best Hand Workmanship & Viewers' Choice
"Heralds of Spring" made by Joann Webb
Best Modern Quilt
"Diamond Dust" made by Doris Brunnette and Trina Kirkvold
Best Wall Quilt
"Zen Garden" made by Margaret Solomon Gunn
Best Bed Quilt
"Tulip Serenade" made by Barbara Clem
Best Wall Quilt - Home Machine Quilted
"No L" made by Janet Stone
Bed Quilts - Machine Quilted, 1st Place
"Dresden's Dilemma" made by Deborah Poole and Sharon Del Pino
Wall Quilts - Home Machine Quilted, 3rd. Place
"Adagio" made by Dianne S. Hire and Pat LaPierre
Wall Quilts - Modern, 3rd. Place
"Fire and Ice" made by Kimberly Einmo and Judi Madsen
Wall Quilts - Modern, 2nd. Place
"Honey, What Color?" made by Jeri Fickes
Wall Quilts - Hand Quilted, 2nd Place
"Landscape" by Susan E. Ziel
"Vintage Moments" pieced by Jan Zimmerman, machine quilted by Jan Hutchison, two very talented quilters in my quilt guild, which also hung in the show!
"Afternoon Delight" made by Judy R. Williams and Michele Pettorini
I really liked this quilt! It was red and it had lots of pieces.
"Shimmering Stars" by Kristin Vierra
Unfortunately, this photo doesn't do the quilt justice. It was hanging next to my quilt and I admired the use of crystals on it.
Another unreal experience - being interviewed by Bonnie Browning of AQS. Here I'm getting my microphone pinned on. I was worried I'd have a silly grin on my face or babble away but I'm happy to say it turned out better than I thought it would!
Its been about two months since I've been able to work on one of my own quilting projects but I may actually get to today. You have no idea how happy that makes me!
Until next time, Mayleen