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Judy Cotter

Judy Cotter

Quilt: Northern Wilderness

Last year was Canada’s 150th birthday and I was looking for a pattern that spoke to me about diversity in our country. The Northern Wilderness pattern had pieced blocks that I had made in other quilts but also had appliqué, which I love to do. As I worked through the pattern I was able to add thread painting as well. This quilt was fun to do and I loved the results. When I quilted the top it was inspiring to coordinate the quilting to each scene. I was pleasantly surprised when my guild members chose my quilt as Viewer’s Choice. I will treasure the ribbon always.

Guild: Quilting Corners Guild, Alliston, Ontario
Awarded: June 11, 2017 at the Stitching Among Friends Quilt Show
Winner: Viewers Choice
Quilt Size: 73″x 91″
Pattern: Northern Threads Designs


Trudy Walker

Trudy Walker

Quilt: Garden Baskets

Completed for a guild challenge, this quilt combines my love of wool applique, embroidery embellishment and piecing of tiny pieces.  I hand quilted it to give it an antique feeling.

Guild: Lethbridge Centennial Quilters Guild
Winner: Viewers’ Choice
Awarded:  June 3, 2017 @ Lethbridge Festival of Quilts
Quilt Size: 23.5″ X 28.5″
Pattern:  Designed by Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings


Dorothy Allbright

Dorothy Allbright

Quilt: Nature Calling

Machine pieced, but mostly appliqued

Guild: Prince Albert SK
Winner: Peoples Choice Award
Awarded: April 21, 2017 @ It’s Sew Fine show
Quilt Size: 72″ X 72″
Pattern: “Nature Calling” from “Quilting the Lodge Look” by Debbie Field (Landauer Books 2004)
Quilted By: Michele Fiolleau of Mami’s Sidedoor Country Quilts (Duck Lake SK)


Brenda Godin

Brenda Godin

Quilt: New Perspectives

The blocks for this lovely quilt came from our guild BOM program, the setting was Brenda’s choice. The quilting was done by Shelley Zeleniak, of Dats Quilting, Innisfil ON.

Guild:  Kempenfelt Quilters Guild
Awarded:  November 15, 2017
Winner:  Viewer’s Choice
Quilt Size:  72″ x 72″
Pattern:  Original Design


Joanne Love

Joanne Love

Quilt: Fall Bounty

I had the pleasure of attending a workshop with Phil Beaver. This quilt was started in the workshop using the techniques Phil taught in class to create your own hand painted fabric using Setacolor Fabric Paint by Pebeo. I then fussy cut each of the motifs from the painted fabric using a collection of his patterns. I challenged myself to only use the fabric I painted for the appliqué pieces. For the background I used a hand dyed fabric I purchased while attending the International Quilt Festival in Houston. It took a very long time for me to find the right fabric for the background. I love the results.

Guild:  Pine Tree Quilters
Awarded:  October 20, 2017
Winner:  Viewer’s Choice
Quilt Size:  49″ x 58″
Pattern:  Folk – From a collection of Phil Beaver designs


June Basu Roy

June Basu Roy

Quilt: Folk-Tails

I love to applique and embroider and this amazing design by Sue Spargo called “Folk-Tails” calls for both of these techniques. Search the quilt for symbols depicting African fables and folktales. You will find them among the animals and surrounded by nature. Quilted by Sandy Lindal

Guild:  York Heritage Quilters Guild
Awarded:  November 21, 2017
Winner:  Viewer’s Choice
Quilt Size:  37.5″ x 43.5″
Pattern:  Folk-Tails by Sue Spargo


Lois Smith

Lois Smith

Quilt: Twelve Years Late

A gift for my nephew in British Columbia. The 20 shades of green were purchased on a trip from Ontario to British Columbia in 2016. Quilted by JoAnne’s Longarm Quilting.

Guild:  Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilters Guild
Awarded:  May 9, 2017
Winner:  Viewer’s Choice
Quilt Size:  100″ x 100″
Pattern:  Argyle from More Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts by Eileen Wright


Deborah Barlow

Deborah Barlow

Quilt: Walking With Mom

This is a piece I made for a father to give to his daughter in memory of her mother. Inspired by a photograph of the two together I hand-appliquéd and raw edge appliquéd the piece using my own hand-dyed and commercial fabrics. I used 24 green fabrics. The quilt was entered into the CQA/ACC National Juried Show Toronto 2017. It won 1st place in its category and was honored with the Viewer’s Choice Award for the show. It was also accepted into the International Quilt Show in Houston, Texas in 2016. Thank you Brittany for sharing your quilt with me and the world. The paths we walk together and the memories we share are some of life’s most important events.

Guild:  Saskatoon Quilters Guild
Awarded:  October 27, 2017
Winner:  Viewer’s Choice
Quilt Size:  47″ x 66″
Pattern:  Original Design


Jean Puffer

Jean Puffer

Quilt: Fire Island Hosta

I made this quilt for my daughter’s 40th Birthday! I chose the pattern to challenge myself and she chose the fabrics. It took 9 months to foundation paper piece as I work full-time. Long arm custom quilting was done by Janie Schultz.

Guild:  Chilliwack Quilters Guild
Awarded:  October 20, 2017
Winner:  Viewer’s Choice
Quilt Size:  100″ x 100″
Pattern:  Fire Island Hosta by Judy Niemeyer


Stella Ostrander

Stella Ostrander

Quilt: Fire Island Hosta

This quilt was a Quiltworx pattern and was paper pieced. Quilted by Heather’s Fabric Shelf, Kamloops.

Guild:  Lillooet Quilters Guild
Awarded:  July 21, 2017
Winner:  Best in Show
Quilt Size:  102″ x 102″
Pattern:  Fire Island Hosta by Quiltworx


Paula Perri

Paula Perri

Quilt: Flower Baskets and Feathers

This piece is almost entirely made from scraps from my Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt. I increased the original pattern size from a twin by adding multiple borders. All applique and thread detailing was done on my sewing machine and then longarmed quilted.

Guild:  Niagara Heritage Quilters Guild
Awarded:  April 28, 2017
Winner:  Best in Show
Quilt Size:  100″ x 86.5″
Pattern:  Bountiful Baskets by Pearl Pereira


Arlie Warrenner

Arlie Warrenner

Quilt: Prairie Sunset

The bold dramatic design and vibrant colours are what inspired me to make this Jinny Beyer quilt kit using the Summer Lily fabric line.

Guild:  Assiniboine Circle Quilt Group
Awarded:  April 28, 2017
Winner:  Viewer’s Choice
Quilt Size:  78″ x 91″
Pattern:  Summer Lily


Kay Trower

Kay Trower

Quilt: Elm Creek

This quilt took over 6 years and was hand quilted by Kay.

Guild:  Halton Hills Quilters Guild
Awarded:  October 14, 2017
Winner:  Best in Show
Quilt Size:  85″ X 97″
Pattern:  Elm Creek


Suzanne Holmes

Suzanne Holmes

Quilt: Home at Last

This quilt was started in a class in the nineties. It was finished (or just begun!) to be given as a wedding present to wonderful friends. I finally finished it! Will wonders never cease!

Guild:  Kootenay Quilters
Awarded:  September 29, 2017
Winner:  Best in Show
Quilt Size:  96″ X 108″
Pattern:  Original Design


Heather VanHerewghe

Heather VanHerewghe

Quilt: Coxcomb

This is Heather’s first quilt. Quite an accomplishment for such an advanced level quilt.

Quilted by Nancy Janikowsky at Mountaintop Quilting in Kalispell, Montana.

Guild:  Calgary Silver Thimble Quilters Guild
Awarded:  September 29, 2017
Winner:  Viewers Choice
Quilt Size:  104″ X 104″
Pattern:  Coxcomb by Judy Niemeyer


Pamela Yonge

Pamela Yonge

Quilt: Star Wheels

Pam took a class with Jacqueline de Jonge in 2011 and instantly wanted to make this quilt. A fabric package was purchased from Charon Lipinski, in addition to fabric of her own. Each point of the large star is a different fabric. The pattern was altered to change the flow and position of some of the ‘star wheels’. She reports choosing the fabrics for the ‘star wheels’ as pure fun. Pam used a paper template piecing method and machine pieced and machine quilted it herself.

Guild:  Mountain Cabin Quilters
Awarded:  September 30, 2017
Winner:  Viewers Choice
Quilt Size:  51″ X 51″
Pattern:  The Colourful Quilt by Jacqueline de Jonge


Myra Tallman

Myra Tallman

Quilt: Diamonds in My Garden

This piece began with a Persian rug but quickly took on a life of its own. My passions have been quilting and gardening. As I grow older, appliquéing flowers is more appealing than weeding flowers. Comfort of my easy chair outranks toiling in the hot sun. The meditative rhythm of handwork is very rewarding – thus the hand appliqué and hand quilting.

Guild:  Happy Quilters, Silver Water ON
Awarded:  July 15, 2017
Winner:  Viewers Choice
Quilt Size:  71.5” X 94
Pattern:  Original Design


Gail Baker

Gail Baker

Quilt: White on White by Maud von Bergh-Arnoldus

This quilt was 4 years in the quilting stage and is completely hand done. A light table was used to transfer the designs to the 20” x 20” blocks of white fabric. A whip stitch was used to bind the blocks together once they were done. A picture of a white on white quilt is very difficult to capture. Seeing it real is best.

Guild:  Sackville Quilters Guild, Sackville NB
Awarded:  May 6, 2017
Winner:  Viewers Choice
Quilt Size:  86” X 86”
Pattern:  White on White by Maud Von Bergh-Arnoldus


Pat Strathern

Pat Strathern

Quilt: 2nd Star On Your Right and Straight On To The Morning

The inspiration came from our nautical themed year and I had been wanting to make a Mariner’s Compass for years.  I love paper piecing and as surprised once I got started that it wasn’t as difficult as I thought.  I owe credit to my daughter who has an amazing sense of colour and helped me pick out the fabrics and helped choose the title from the book, “Peter Pan”.
I love to watch the stars and stars are my favourite quilt block,so it all came together beautifully.

Guild:  Flying Needles Quilt Guild, Millarville, AB
Awarded:  Sept. 9,2017
Winner:  Viewers Choice
Quilt Size:  35” X 35”
Pattern:  Mariners Compass #3 by Virginia Robertson


Marilyn Samuels

Marilyn Samuels

Quilt: Relentless

A relentless search for food in an inhospitable, windy, arctic environment characterizes the life of a polar bear. This mama and cub are hunkered down out of the wind trying to avoid being eaten by a hungry male. The bears are made from felted wool. The background is cotton, wool, silk and polyester. The quilt was inspired by a photograph I took near Churchill Manitoba.

Guild:  Quilted Mouse Guild, Calgary AB
Awarded:  June 6, 2017
Winner:  Viewers Choice
Quilt Size: 39″ x 31.5″
Photo:  Ann Picciano – Pres.  Marilyn Samuels, Kathi Ewen, AB RR


Fibre Arts Group Kagawong (Jan Bainbridge, Linda Noe, Nancy Lyne, Charlene Chambers, Barb Bright)

Fibre Arts Group Kagawong (Jan Bainbridge, Linda Noe, Nancy Lyne, Charlene Chambers, Barb Bright)

Quilt: Kagawong - Through the Seasons

Fibre Art Landscapes- created for the Fibre Arts Festival to be held in Kagawong in September 2017 as part of the Canada 150 Celebration.
We are five creative artists with a variety of experiences in painting , embroidery, quilting and fibre arts. Together we have collaborated and meshed our skills to produce a visual connection in fabric of culture, nature and history of our village.
Our fibre art consists of 5 panels, depicting the change of seasons in beautiful Kagawong. Each panel created with fabric, paint and thread draws a unique perspective of our nature trails, our historical buildings and the vibrant recreational waterfront.Throughout our history water has been an important part of the development of Kagawong and we have strived to highlight this element in each of the panels.

Guild: Island Quilters Guild, ON
Awarded: July 15, 2017
Winner: Viewers Choice
Quilt Size: 100 x 35
Quilted by: Jan Bainbridge, Linda Noe, Nancy Lyne, Charlene Chambers, Barb Bright


Fumiko Noguchi

Fumiko Noguchi

Quilt: Masquerade

Fumiko modified the original design by Yoshiko Kurihara. “I was very curious to see what Japanese fabrics would look like in this modern quilt. It was quite the thrilling experience to create each figure by adding different types of fabric.”

Guild: Fraser Valley Quilters Guild, BC
Awarded: June 23, 2017
Winner: Best in Show
Quilt Size: 57.5 x 42
Quilt Magazine or Book: A Winter Story by Yoshiko Kurihara


Charlene Marshall

Charlene Marshall

Quilt: Aunt Grace's Garden

this quilt was from a Fons & Porter magazine “Love of Quilting” – May/June 2013 Edition.  Charlene pieced and quilted it herself.

Guild: Sylvan Lake Quilters, AB
Awarded: June 9, 2017
Winner: Best in Show
Quilt Size: 82″x101″
Quilt Magazine or Book:  Fons & Porter – May/June 2013 Magazine


Melanie Robertson

Melanie Robertson

Quilt: Cattails

The quilt is paper-pieced cattails in a star burst.  Rail fences border the cattails, protecting them from the prairie cattle.  This was a personal challenge to do paper piecing.

Guild: Chinook guild of Fibre Arts, AB
Awarded; June 05, 2017
Winner: Viewers Choice:
Quilt Size: King
Quilted By: Jane Goddar
Pattern: Judy Niemeyer


Heather Ingram

Heather Ingram

Quilt: Jacobean Journey

This was a Hoop Sisters project.  Each 8″ block is machine appliquéd with embroidery going through all the layers to become the quilting.  Each block took over two hours and the blocks are joined using hand stitched sashing on the back.  The quilt is very, very heavy because of all the embroidery.  It took a very long time to make too.

Guild: Tree Quilters’ Guild of Musoka, ON
Awarded: June 2, 2017
Winner: Viewers Choice
Quilt Size:  Queen size
Pattern:  Hoop Sisters


Louise Drouin

Louise Drouin

Quilt: Gordian Knot

This is the result of a workshop given by Lorraine Jourdain.

Guild: The Valley Quilters Guild, QC
Awarded: May 25, 2017
Winner: Viewers Choice
Quilt Size: 46.5″x54.5″
Quilted By: Lynne McFern
Pattern: Gordian Knot


Margaret Letkeman

Margaret Letkeman

Quilt: Our Library

For a long time, Margaret wanted to make this quilt before the fabrics were lost.  They have been collected over 62 years, from her maternity clothes, kindergarten clothes of 8 children, scraps from Dad’s shirts.  They have travelled with her through life in the Yukon, Northern BC, and now Vancouver Island.  The “books” bring loving memories and reminders of the chapters in her life.  Margaret and her friend Fran Mills collaborated in the design and construction of the quilt.

Guild: Comox Valley Schoolhouse Quilters, BC
Awarded: May 22, 2017
Winner: Viewers Choice
Quilt Size: 48″x64″
Quilted By: Fran Mills
Original Design: Original design by Fran Mills


Carol Andrews

Carol Andrews

Quilt: Snow Days

This quilt took me a year and a half to do.  The pattern “Snow Days” by Meg Hawkey@Hawkey@Crabapple Hill Studio.  It is designed to be 66″x66″ with traditional blocks so obviously changes occurred.  My blocks are “Hooch Mama” block ideas from May Lou Weldman.  I accomplished the machine embroidery on my Bernini.  Each line is gone over from two to four times, five if I ended on the wrong side and six if I was too lazy to tie and set of ends.  I still find the detail in the embroidery to be delightful.  Machine quilted on my Crown Jewel.

Guild: North Star Quilters Society, BC
Awarded: May 22, 2017
Winner: Viewers Choice
Quilt Size: 90″x90″
Pattern: Snow Days by Meg Hawkey

 


Susan Wilson

Susan Wilson

Quilt: Canada is ...

The challenge was to include a Canadian animal, maple leaf and one other commonly recognized Canadian icon.  Unable to decide the icon I incorporated 15 bits of Canada – people, places, products – in the outer border.  Stitched maple leaves in the inner white borer and the icon of loon and maple leaf quilted in the centre. (This is a pantograph by T. Schick).

Guild: Vernon Silver Star Quilters, BC
Awarded: May 18, 2017
Winner: Best in Show
Quilt Size: 29.75″ W x 26.25″H


Monique Wilson

Monique Wilson

Quilt: Full Bloom

In Monique’s words:  Using EQ7 for inspiration I designed this quilt to showcase the medallion appliqué centre.  I love all quilts on point.”
“I first saw the fabric at a local quilt shop and loved the colours and the patterns of the fabric.  I had no clue at the time what I was going to make.  So began the process of designing.  I know I bought enough to make a king size quilt for our new bedroom set.  I loved every process of making this quilt from the design to piecing to free motion quilting on my long arm machine.  I truly enjoyed making this quilt and can call it my own.”

Guild: Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild, ON
Awarded: May 12, 2017
Winner: Viewers Choice
Quilt Size: 112″x112″


Jim Wilford

Jim Wilford

Quilt: Wisteria

Original design and layout inspired by the work of Karen Kay Buckley.  Hand appliqué except for the sawtooth border.  Outer border is hand quilted.

Guild: Oxford Quilters Guild, ON
Awarded: May 11, 2017
Winner: Viewers Choice
Quilt Size: 86″x86″
Quilted By: Creative Sisters machine quilted inside, Jim hand quilted outside border.


Lori Carlson

Lori Carlson

Quilt: Common Bride

This quilt was made as a gift for my daughter’s wedding, who is anything but a common bride.  It is an Edyta Sitar pattern that I chose to use some of my scraps and uses a variety of techniques including paper piecing, appliqué, and traditional quilting.  The long arm quilting is by Misty Smereka of Elk Point, AB.

Guild: Vermillion Quilters, AB
Awarded: May 06, 2017
Winner: Viewers Choice
Quilt Size: 86″x86″
Quilted By: MRS Quilting by Elk Point Alberta
Pattern: Common Bride


Hélène Gautron

Hélène Gautron

Quilt: Un ange est apparu (An Angel Appeared)

Vingt-sept tissus, de la même gamme chromatique des couleurs, ont été récoltés au fil des ans pour réaliser cette courtepointe.  Le modèle de Bargello, inspiré de la méthode ‘Twist and Turn’ de Eileen Wright, a été conçu sur un chiffrier Excel.  C’est à la fin du piéçage, en renversant la pièce, que le dessin d’un ange m’est apparu.  Enfin, le choix de ne pas ajouter de bordure, confère à la pièce un look moderne.

Twenty-seven fabrics, of the same chromatic colour range, were collected over the years to make this quilt.  The Bargello model, inspired by Eileen Wright’s ‘Twist and Turn’ method, was designed on an Excel spreadsheet.  It is at the end of the quilting, by turning the piece upside down, that the drawing of an angel appeared to me.  Finally, the choice of not adding borders, gives the quilt a modern look.

Guild: Les Courtepointieres Appliquees, QC
Awarded: May 05, 2017
Winner: Viewers Choice
Quilt Size: 80″x83″


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