2015 Quilt Competition Winners

3/26/2015 - 3/29/2015
Savannah, GA

QuiltFest Destination Savannah

Quilt Competition “The Belle of the Ball

BEST OF SHOW: #1020 Reflections Kathy McNeil


Special Award – Best Georgia Quilt: #1017 Going in Circles
by Meg Latimer





First Place: #1006  365 Free Motion Quilting Designs by Leah C Day


Second Place: #1026 Even the Sunflowers Wept by Sue Turnquist


Third Place: #1013 High Tide by Ron Hodge


Honorable Mentions (2):

#1007 Duchess Reigns by Leah C Day

#1018 Rainbow Radiance by Brenda L Lewis


Best Use of Color: #1027 Vandalized (Cemetery Series)
by Colleen Wise


Best Hand Workmanship:  #1002 Boo by Wendy Analla

Best Machine Workmanship
: #1022 Group Therapy
by Pauline Salzman


Best Interpretation of Theme: #1005 Wild and Gorgeous
by Vickie E Clontz





First Place: #2006 Roses for Katrina by Gail H Smith


Second Place: #2007 Dream Weaver by Christine C Summers


Third Place: #2001 Oh My Stars by Gina Boone


Honorable Mentions (2):

#2004 Choose to Bloom by O.V. Brantley

#2008 S S Confetti by Christine C Summers


Best Use of Color: *n/a


Best Hand Workmanship:  *n/a


Best Machine Workmanship: #1021 Floral Rings
by Renee M Perlman


Best Interpretation of Theme: #2005 Belle of the Ball-Joints
by Jan Cunningham & Janice Brown


*Not awarded at the discretion of the judges.




BEST WALL QUILT:  #3019 Poppy Promenade by
Bethanne G Nemesh

Second Place: #3025 Ahhh … Venice by Linda S Schmidt

Third Place: #3002 My Hands by Sandy Curran


Honorable Mentions (2): 

#3022 Open All Night by Sheila Riess

#3028 Waltz by Shaaron Thomas


Best Interpretation of Theme: #3023 Sonoma Sunday
by Kathleen Rountree    


Special Award – Best Georgia Wall Quilt: #3030 Seeking Shade by Sue Turnquist


Judge’s Choice Ribbons:

Marjan Kluepfel: #3008 Lair of the Leafy Seadragon by Nikki Hill


Dierdra McElroy: #1003 Old Friends by Wendy Analla


Sue Nickels: #3004 Spin by Diane Dixon


Viewers’ Choice: To be announced on www.quiltfest.com.

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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