2014 Quilt Competition Winners

5/1/2014 - 5/4/2014
Denver, Colorado

Denver National Quilt Festival IX
The Height of Excellence” Quilt Competition  



#2039 Vintage Moments (Feathered Star) by Jan Zimmerman




Special Award – Best Colorado Quilt Entry

#1007 Butterflies in My Garden by Mardi Carter



The Quilters Newsletter Editors’ Choice Award:
#1037 Portlandia by Mary Kay Price





First Place
The Landing
by Joanne Baeth


Second Place
High Country Colors
by Kathy McNeil


Third Place
Big Bang
by Becki Dunham


Honorable Mentions (3):

#1015 Fireworks in Grandma's Garden
by Robin Fouquette


#1025 Fossil Play
by Kimberly Lacy

#1050 I Dream of Wild Horses
by Kristin Vierra



Best Use of Color
#1027 Ray of Hope by Judy Main



Best Hand Workmanship
#1041 Tatted Hearts
by Cheryl See

Best Machine Workmanship
#1020 Quanah Parker #24
by Patricia Heacox


Best Interpretation of Theme
#1017 Yellow Sky

by Shirley Gisi





First Place
Roman Tiles
by Ann Petersen


Second Place
Tulip Serenade
by Barbara Clem




Third Place
by Becki Dunham­­­



Honorable Mentions (3)

#2028 Folk Art Meets Free-motion; 82 Inches of Domestic Freedom
by Joanie Zeier Poole


#2011 Roses Are Red
by Lin Hilgendorf

#2034 Baltimore Revisited
by Linda Simmo



Best Use of Color
Complex Irish Chain
by Beth Nufer


Best Hand Workmanship
#2022 Days of Wine and Roses
by Cathleen Miller

Best Machine Workmanship
#2020 English Wedding Ring
by Phyllis & Terry Marcum


Best Interpretation of Theme
#2038 Piecemaker's 2003 Times and Seasons

by Jan Zimmerman


BEST WALL QUILT: #3032 Kells by Christina McCann



Second Place
Frog in Fallen Leaves
by Laura Ruiz


Third Place

by Kimberly Lacy


Honorable Mentions (2)


#3053 Elizabeth’s Legacy
by Kathleen Rountree

#3069 It’s All About Frida
by Bonnie Offerle


Best Colorado Wall Quilt Entry
From a Sow's Ear to a Silk Purse
by Janee Brewer



Judge’s Choice Ribbons


Bobbie Bergquist
#1001 Fire in the Sky
by Alice Kay Arnett

Barbara Broshous
#2001 Granny Squares
by Anissa Arnold


 Joyce Fischer

#2016 Jane Stickle Meet Debbie Mumm
by Susan Leise

Marjan Kluepfel
#3045 Spokes and Blossoms
by Peggy Parrott


Viewers’ Choice:
#2038 Piecemaker's 2003 Times and Seasons by Jan Zimmerman




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*Quilts pictured above:
top row: "California Chardonnay" by Jan Rashid, "Gathering Baskets" by Margret Strauchman, "Life Goes On" by Irene MacWilliam
bottom row: "Technique Rebellion II Redux" by Melody Johnson, "Cape Primrose" by Barbra Barrick McKie, "Breadfruit in Blue Hawaii" by Connie Ayers