Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Challenge Winners

Our Thoughts of Spring Quilt Show is now just days away: APRIL 29 and 30, in case you had forgotten. In conjunction with our show, we issued a Challenge to our members last fall, to do a piece on their interpretation of "Thoughts of Spring". They were given a size limit (maximum perimeter 96") and the piece had to have 3 layers and be quilted. Other than that, they could do whatever they liked. We encouraged participation and creativity. The Challenge pieces were due at our April meeting on the 19th and they were displayed anonymously. Members in attendance voted to determine the winners and all Challenges will be displayed at our Show on the 29th and 30th.
Our members did not let us down - a big Thanks to all participants!! We got a wonderful variety of entries and you can see the three winners here- 1st place went to Barb Cross (on the left) for "One in a Hole", a humorous look at everyone's favourite spring occurance- potholes! Gwenda Mattinson (in middle) won 2nd place for her lovely framed thread painted piece titled "Getting Ready". Gwenda's Artist Statement read: "My 93 year old father had a long winter, so he made himself busy in the basement thinking about spring. I found his winter's work drying in the spring sunshine, just waiting to be installed at various locations on his farm for his feathered bluebird friends to return." 3rd place was awarded to Valerie Moreland (on the right) for "Primroses and Robins on the Patio ". Who doesn't look forward to the return of the robins? Great work ladies!
You'll have to visit our Show to see the other 15 wonderful Challenge pieces.... See you there!


  1. Congratulations!!!!! What a talented bunch. Looking forward to seeing them in person at the show next week. SandiMac

  2. Went to the show yesterday & had a chance to see these , they were lovely ,I really enjoyed the show