Monday, May 18, 2009

Crystal Coast Quilt Show 2009

The quilt show was wonderful as usual. We had over 120 entries along with the Alzheimer's:Forgetting Piece by Piece exhibit. I conducted a bead demo on Friday and Saturday with positive turn out and sign ups for a September class.

This is 'Swarley' (long story for a goofy name). 'Swarley' didn't make it to Paducah this year but was juried into the Mancuso Mid Atlantic show in February and won an Honorable Mention at the guild show in the group quilt category. It is all hand appliqued and then long arm quilted by my friend Beth Denmon, Illinois.
This is 'UP UP UP' and my entry for the guild challenge. Our challenge this year was to correspond with the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Innitiative in size only. Requirements were that the piece not be bigger than 9" x 12" to fit a priority envelope, monochromatic, and have a theme of Journey.
I chose a photograph of a balloon from a festival we used to attend every September in St. Louis. As I watched every year I imagined the journeys the participants would have along their path. It won 2nd place for 'Most Unusual Journey' and will eventually be donated to the Alzheimers Innitiative.
Last but not least is 'Wonder Under the Waves' by the Beachrageous group of Susan Hinzman, Lynn Strausbach, Mary Henris, Robin Koehler, and Eileen Williams-respectively.
It really is stunning hanging all together and everyone was impressed.

Hope you enjoyed the mini quilt show.


pcoxdesign said...

Wow! Looked like a great show! Congrats on your wins! The last piece was really awesome. Too bad you can't get a closer look!

Jean Baardsen said...

Hi Robin,
I'm really glad I went to the quilt show and got to see all of these in person. Your photos came out really good! Glad you posted them.

kathy said...

This is really great! I've been thinking about doing something like this with some people...there are none around here...guess I'll have to get you on board!

Grace said...

Robin, Love this piece that you all contributed to. My group, the Pandoras, created a large piece similar to this last year, each of using a polygonal shape centering around the theme of motherhood.

Thanks for the comments on my latest work over at FAO.