Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pine Belt Quilters 14th Biennial Show

My international friends enjoyed the show, and they were eager to understand the  differences between machine and hand quilting, machine and hand applique, and the meaning of the different colored ribbons (blue=1st, red=2nd, yellow=3rd, white=honorable mention).
My Red Hibiscus won a blue ribbon in the Theme-Small category (Life on Our Planet).
Red Hibiscus, 29" x 24", adapted from Lenore Crawford's Pink Hibiscus pattern
Find Your True South won a red ribbon and the purchase award in the Challenge category sponsored by the Hattiesburg Convention and Tourist Bureau.
Find Your True South, 24" x 24"
Migration and The Atrium at Ochsner's won honorable mentions. I had four other pieces in the show (not ribbon winners). The show received high praise from attendees. The show judge, Lorraine Covington, from North Carolina, said she was impressed with the talent and skill demonstrated by the quilters as she judged the 390+ quilts in 22 categories. In addition to the three days of the exhibition, we had a large boutique of handmade items, 19 vendors, and hourly demonstrations. Mary Ann Scruggs was the lucky winner of the raffle quilt.
The Atrium at Ocshner's, 19" x 29"

Migration, 36" x 35"
It will be time for our 15th biennial show before we know it!


9 comments:

Joy V said...

Wow! Congratulations Martha on your ribbons. They are beautiful quilts. For me, I especially like the migration one as I love doing flying geese.

Martha said...

Thanks, Joy. The background of the flying geese piece is luscious hand-dyed cotton sateen by Heidi Stoll-Weber. It was an interesting and enjoyable design challenge to interweave the paths and grade the colors.

Martha said...

Thanks, Joy. The background of the flying geese piece is luscious hand-dyed cotton sateen by Heidi Stoll-Weber. It was an interesting and enjoyable design challenge to interweave the paths and grade the colors.

Sarah Ann Smith said...

Congratulations Martha! I can see why it won the purchase award...fantastic!

norma said...

Beautiful quilts, all. Congrats on your ribbons!

Ellen Lindner said...

Congratulations, Martha! It looks like an excellent show.

Have I seen the green state on your winning piece before? Did you use that idea somewhere else?

Love the atrium piece, of course.

Martha said...

Thanks, Joy, Sarah Ann, Norma (and others). No, Ellen, this is my first use of the green map, and after looking for "just the right green fabric" I realized a variety would be best and I could incorporate the little pictures--music, food, drink, etc. to highlight activities in our state.

Thanks for your input in designing the atrium!

jeanne Marklin said...

Martha, you are so productive and creative! The Red Hibiscus turned out beautifully. I love the richness of the background and the red framing lines. Looks like a great show!

Martha said...

Thanks, Jeanne. You may have read in an earlier post that the Red Hibiscus was made from Lenore Crawford's Pink Hibiscus pattern, but I added the red inner borders and green outer ones--not the easiest trick after the center portion was done.