DQN Quilt Show Part 1

It will take me multiple posts to share with you just a few of the beautiful quilts from my local guild’s quilt show this past weekend. All photos were taken at Quilt Las Vegas 2012, presented by Desert Quilters of Nevada. Quilts are shown with permission of each artist.

First off, I must start with the best of the best: two Best of Show quilts.

Best of Show Large

Anthony Ratola, Military Around the World

I met husband and wife quilting team, Anthony & Carolyn this year whom I previously only knew from their work. Each year they enter, and each year they take some very top honors at our show.  Just take one look at Tony’s wonderful quilt above and you can see why!

Best of Show Small

Cynthia Anderson, Stars for a New Day

My friend Cindy received top honors for her “mini” quilt shown above. I was so thrilled for her (and just a tiny bit jealous – but not really!!) I sat in on the judging process and the judge went on for several minutes gushing about the fine workmanship, precision and quilting of this quilt. It truly is a work of art!

Best Machine Quilting

Helen Baczynski, Sundae Treats

Helen is another one of our guild’s top quilters who deservedly receives many awards each year for her outstanding machine quilting. This fun piece was embellished with fabric paints and delicious threads! It won best machine quilting.

1st Place, 1 Person Wall, Mixed

Karen Garth, Fire Baskets

The quilt above is my personal favorite. Fire Baskets, made by our guild president, amazed me with all of the hand-dyed fabrics, exquisite quilting, and colorful machine applique. It was begun in a Ricky Tims workshop and she hand-dyed most of the fabrics herself.

This is just a sampling of all the wonderful quilts our members make.  I’ll post more pictures later in the week. Now I have to get back to work!

One thought on “DQN Quilt Show Part 1

  1. Paula says:

    Awesome quilts, Christa! Such talent! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us! We’ll look forward to more pictures later.

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