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.
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.
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.
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!