This slideshow shows the $10,000, $7500, & $5000 winners
1 Best of Show $10,000 60"x67"
2 Where East meets West in Istanbul, there is a Spice Bazaar that has been there since 1597. There, surrounded by exotic smells and tastes, the vibrant colors of the silk road come alive. One vendor had so many ornate pillows of various colors and designs, it was like viewing an appliqué sampler.
3 $7500 72"x63"
4 A collection of red fabrics and alphabet ribbon inspired this design. The title came to me quickly after designing the layout. Of course there has to be sheep, the alphabet, and just a few embellishments! This is number 15 in my ongoing series of alphabet quilts.
5 $5000 36"x49"
6 An Art Nouveau diva. Three hearts, eight merry legs and the ability to change color and escape from any container. She has 321 suckers made with Yo, Yo's. Is she going to eat Nemo or just introduce him to the love of his life?
7 $5000 44x34
8 The island of Kauai is a favorite vacation destination for my husband and me. The slowly eroding shoreline produces exquisite 'beach sculptures'. The remains of trees, with their intertwining roots, are gradually stripped of their bark to reveal incredible tints of creams, pinks and greys.
9 $5000 41"x62"
10 This whimsical piece is the third in my dimensional Wild Flowers series. It was designed to emphasize color, texture, layering and movement. Embellished with beads and Swarovski crystals. Construction methods include machine piecing, machine appliqué, paper piecing, pieced prairie points and machine quilting.
11 $5000 65"x90"
12 Dill! What a great color. I bought the solid green fabric intending to make a wholecloth quilt but when I came across the spikey looking white print with the exact color in it, I knew I had to change my plans. A little graph paper, a little cutting, a whole lot of freehand quilting and Modern Mojo Two was born.
13 $5000 47"x47"
14 This quilt was inspired by a combination of Art Nouveau stained glass, Indian Sari fabric, and a henna tattoo of a peacock. All motifs are original drawings that are free motion quilted. The beaded and tab finished border is an original concept of a beaded piping, with individually tied beads and small tabs of fabric in a intricate knife edge biding finish.