Saturday, August 7, 2010

Some of the winners at the Milwaukee Machine Quilters Show

Best of Show- Bali Hai- Marilyn Badger
1st-Guided by Tools- Bali Hai- Marilyn Badger
Peoples Choice-Garden Orbs-Dustin Farrell
1st- Whole Cloth- Majestic Bugs- Irena Bluhm
1st- Applique- Floral Escapade- Lynn McCartney
1st- Art Pictoral- Guardian of the last garden- Ann Horton
1st- Whole Cloth Revisited- Indian Summer- Jan Hutchison
1st- Miniature Wholecloth- Vintage- Susan Webster
1st- Custom- Lea's Choice- Joanie Zeier Poole
1st- Computer Guided- Splendor Wholecloth- Kelly Gallagher Abbott
1st- Custom Revisited- Beauty from Within- Renae Haddadin
1st- Machine Embroidered- Roses are forever- Donna Poquette

This is the list of 1st place winner for the show. Beautiful quilts, though some of the category winners were puzzling. Two of the categories had specific guidelines saying that if the quilts entered didn't follow the guidelines they would be disqualified for placing. In those categories, the entry that didn't follow the rules won 1st place. That was very confusing. Miniature wholecloth was to have no extras such as embellishments or surface design added, and the winner had non matching thread and beads. The winner of the traditional wholecloth was also to have no extras but the winner was a painted quilt. They were to be plain, and the wholecloth revisited was allowed to have extras added. Too bad the judges didn't take that in to account. The others in those categories followed the guidelines.

This is my opinion and should be taken just as that. I did not have an entry in either of those categories.

It was a good show for a 1st year show. I plan to go again next year. See you there.

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