Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Big Prize Winners at Festival in Houston

Handi Quilter Best of Show = $10,000
Chihuly's Gondona”
by Melissa Sobotka, Texas


Detail World ofBeauty Award = $7,500
Septem Peccata Mortalia” [Seven Deadly Sins]
by Christine Alexiou, Canada

This Book totally blew me away.  Totally original; marvelous execution.

IQA Founders Award [tie]= $7,500
A Little Bit of Baltimore”
by Janet Stone, Kansas

IQA Founders Award [tie]= $7,500
Gorsuch Family Quilt Circa 1840 Revisited”
by Margo Hardie, Australia

Margo was a lot of fun to talk with about her quilt. She said something like, 'There is only one way to do it.  Do it right.'  She also mentioned she puts a lot of birds in her quilts because she likes birds.

Robert S. Cohan Master Award for Traditional Artistry = $5,000
Forever in My Heart”
by Lahala Phelps, Washington

Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Artistry = $5,000
Photographer Darling”
by Noriko Nozawa, Japan

Pfaff Master Award for Machine Artistry = $5,000
Quilt Noir”
by Shirley Gisi, Colorado

Baby Lock Master Award for Innovative Artistry = $5,000
Illinois Album”
by Jane Sassaman, Illinois

Superior Threads Master Award for Thread Artistry = $5,000
by Masanobu Miyama, Japan

The dog is totally created with thread.  No photo or painting.
He showed how he made a chart of the colors, then stitched them.

The Future of Quilting Award sponsored by Omnigrid = $1,000
Oklahoma Windsong”
by Cherrie Hampton, Oklahoma

Judge's Choice sponsored by Hohin France= $250 each

choice of Carolie Hensley
Did You Wash Your Beak?”
by David Talor, Colorado

The background quilting is incredible.

SORRY, I can not find the photo that go with this award.
IF you have a photo that I might insert, please email me.
choice of Sandra Leichner
Crest of Tulip”
by Takido Fusako, Japan

choice of Katie Pasquini Masopust
Escape II”
by Betty Hahn, Arizona

Betty did a painting on canvas, then had it printed on fabric so she could quilt it.


Madeline said...

I enjoyed so much seeing your photos. I had hoped to be there but couldn't work it out. Your photos allowed me to feel like I'd seen the quilts.

Thank you,
Madeline Hawley, Georgia

ann said...

Thanks Madeline,
It is a lot of work to sort through my photos. However, I have only been to Festival twice so I usually wondered what it was all about.
Hope you get to go next year. It is the most amazing quilt show that I have ever attended.

Marti said...

Thanks for sharing, Ann. All the quilts are beautiful and deserving of awards!