I spent a day and a half at this show. It caused me to do lots of thinking about quilting styles, not all of it pleasant or positive. I'm mulling over how or if to post some of these thoughts, but in the meantime here are a couple of big winners. As a White Glove Lady posted in their area, I examined them in detail. Both are a text book in detail and intricate workmanship.
Best of Show: String of Pearls by Mary Buvia
Excellence in Workmanship Hand quilted: Irish Cream by Linda Roy
And here are a couple of detail shots:
Most of the raised areas on Linda Roy's quilt are not trapunto, but applique. It's an exquisite piece of work.