2021 Quilt Show- First Time Quilt Entry

Category: First Time Quilt Entry

First Time Quilt Entry (Formally Novice Quilter}:  This category is for quilters 18 years and older, who are entering a quilt for the first time ever, to ANY quilt show.  All sizes and techniques are included in this category. Quilt must be made by the entrant but may be quilted by another person. Only one entry per individual is permitted in this category.

Ties, Ties & More Ties

Pieced By     Diane Cox

Quilted By   Diane Cox


My husband’s grandmother had made a quilt using all ties. I really liked it, so I thought that I could make one too. I found a pattern that I liked called “Diamonds are forever “. Since I really didn’t know what I was doing, I just did a quilt as you go method to complete it. I had gotten ties from friends to make it. As a thank you to all that gave me ties, I had made pillows for them. This is my first quilt that I have made.

Steampunk Galaxy

Pieced By     Jeanne Moersch

Quilted By   Jeanne Moersch


Robbi Joy Eklow is the designer of the pattern. I modified it so it can hang in my daughter’s family room. Steampunk (gears) is a multitextural aesthetic which can represent any of a number of things…resistance, self-assurance, Jules Verne, Romanticism, the post-industrial world. I used the fabrics and colors to send the gears into outer space. It is appliquéd and machine quilted on my Bernina 185.

Prism Quilt

Pieced By     Shelley Johnson

                          Quilted By   Shelley Johnson


When I first started quilting, I was overwhelmed with all the patterns and fabrics but this particular project from Purl Soho really stood out to me. I slowly acquired enough of the pricy Liberty of London fabric so I could achieve a color palette similar to the shop sample. I started working on this project at a mountain retreat with the guild where I received SO much wonderful encouragement and advice from my fellow quilters. I think the memory of starting this project will help me value the completed project that much more.

Sloths Unite!

Pieced By     Joann Villamarin

                         Quilted By   Becky Ivanova

Binding By   Wendy Crawford


I thought this would be an easy pattern. But lining up the blue and white stripes was more challenging than I expected. Many thanks to those with more experience who shared their knowledge with me (and calmed me down on more than one occasion.) Also, sloths are magnificent!