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Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2017: It’s a Wrap – Part 4


The Merchants Mall

The twenty-fourth annual Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza held September 14-17, 2017 was more about “Shopping ‘til you drop” than ever. Anyone who has ever attended the Extrav will attest to the vast variety of merchandise that is offered each year by the quality companies in the Merchants Mall.MerchantsMall2
PNQE 2017 featured an extravagant Merchants Mall, filled to the brim with vendors who offered everything quilters, textile artists and needle crafters needed to quench their creative thirsts – quilting supplies, fabric,  books, sewing related craft items, kits, sewing machines, notions, clothing, embroidery, accessories and so much more! Everything needed to make the beautiful quilts and works of textile art on exhibit was available in PNQE’s Merchants Mall.
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Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Byrne Sewing Connection; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting, BERNINA/Hayes Sewing Machine Company, Janome/Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac; and Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova generously sponsored the 2017 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

PNQE will return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks/Valley Forge, PA September 13-16, 2018. Stay tuned to quiltfest.com to learn our plans for the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of this outstanding Quilt Extravaganza!

 

Quilt & Wearable Art Competitions  Celebrate 29 Years of the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

 

From February 22-25, 2018, the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia will present a beautiful collection of quilts, wearable and textile art. Many of these works will be included in special exhibits, but there will also be many competing in the Festival’s quilt and wearable art competitions.

3060aMAQFThis year’s Mid-Atlantic Quilt Competition is themed Imagine. Entrants are asked to relate how they imagined their entries before cutting fabric or starting to sew. Modern quilters are asked to create entries that reflect the theme Mid-Century Mod, emphasizing the look and feel of mid-20th century design. Pictured: Masquerade by Dawn Siden.

 

 

You will also discover unique and creative styles with the 6002aMAQFspectacular collection of garments displayed in the Mid-Atlantic Wearable Art Competition. These fabulous garments will definitely inspire you to explore new wearable art ideas for your own creation. Pictured: Aboriginal Lights by Donna M. Brown.

Also, those attending the Festival have the opportunity to put their favorite competition quilt and work of wearable art in the limelight by voting for the entry to receive the prestigious  quilt  and wearable art Viewer’s Choice Awards.

As if all this isn’t enough, the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival features workshops & lectures that will satisfy all of your quilting needs! Workshops are available all days of the Festival.

In addition, FASHION returns to M-AQF in 2018! Rachel D.K. Clark and Karen Boutte are bringing the Decade of the Coat Fashion Show to M-AQF at 7:00 pmon Thursday, February 22. Join Rachel and Karen to bear witness to an amazing collection of coats and jackets featuring eclectic fabric mixes and vibrant colors. In addition, you’ll hear the stories behind each garment.

Also featured again this year is Game Zone at 7:30 pm on Friday, February 24. This “most fun you will have at a quilt show” event is always an early sell-out! As always, appraisals by a certified quilt appraiser will be available at the show by appointment

Founding Sponsor BERNINA/Nancy’s Calico Patch/Cottonwood; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Tidewater Sew-Vac; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/All Brands, Elna/The Quilters Studio, Gammill/Threads Run Thru It, Janome/ Tidewater Sew-Vac, and Innova Longarm Systems; and Silver Sponsor Handi Quilter generously sponsor the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.

For complete details, including workshop and lecture information, please visit: www.quiltfest.com.

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2017: It’s a Wrap – Part 3


Workshops & Lectures

The twenty-fourth annual Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza held September 14-17, 2017 was more “Enlightening” than ever for the many eager students who attended the Extrav’s classes and lectures.

PNQE’s instructors related that their workshops were filled with enthusiastic, ready-to-learn students. From hand quilting with Dierdra McElroy, to foundation piecing with Pepper Cory (workshop sample pictured below), to longarm quilting with Lisa Calle students learned new skills or improved on ones they already had. We saw many happy students every afternoon as classes ended – and more than a few were happy to share their class projects with us on their ways home.
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Lectures at PNQE included a wonderful history lesson from Sarah Bond and a “Humorous Look in the Mirror” by David Sirota. Sarah related stories about her quilting ancestors – back to 1828! David’s lecture was interactive with a sharing of quilters’ quirks, passions and obsessions. Pictured are two of the quilts Sarah shared in her lecture:
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Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Byrne Sewing Connection; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting, BERNINA/Hayes Sewing Machine Company, Janome/Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac; and Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova generously sponsored the 2017 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

PNQE will return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks/Valley Forge, PA September 13-16, 2018. Stay tuned to quiltfest.com to learn our plans for the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of this outstanding Quilt Extravaganza!

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2017: It’s a Wrap – Part 2


Fashion Returned to PNQE!

The twenty-fourth annual Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza held September 14-17, 2017 was more “Fashionable” than ever. Show-goers were thrilled to learn that fashion had returned to PNQE for 2017 in the form of two fashion shows!

Vickie Clontz, vendor, instructor & fashion show moderator presented a show of her own fashion creations, Celebrating Art & Fashion on PNQE’s opening day. Pictured below is one of Vickie’s beautiful and colorful creations just before our model walked the PNQE Runway:
Vickie Clontz 1 WebAnother of Vickie’s beautiful creations being admired by Julian, the youngest model who walked the PNQE runway.
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Then, on Saturday Vickie took to the moderator podium again to moderate the 2nd annual Sew Batik Challenge Fashion Show. All garments in the Challenge included the SewBatik challenge fabric, Paisley Esprit – Midnight Sand Storm. Kristin Vierra’s garment, Mehndi Magic, pictured below was the Challenge’s big winner taking both the Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice prizes:
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PNQE’s Sew Batik Challenge models waiting their turn on the runway:
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Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Byrne Sewing Connection; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting, BERNINA/Hayes Sewing Machine Company, Janome/Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac; and Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova generously sponsored the 2017 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

PNQE will return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks/Valley Forge, PA September 13-16, 2018. Stay tuned to quiltfest.com to learn our plans for the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of this outstanding Quilt Extravaganza!

 

 

 

 

The Fashion Show Returns to M-AQF!

7:00 pm, Thursday, February 22, 2018
Artistic Innovation with “Decade of the Coat”
at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival Fashion Show

The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center February 22-25, 2018, explores advances in techniques, cultural diversity and the rise of artistic expression. What better way to express yourself than with a fabulous wardrobe! Not only is there a wonderful collection of garments in the wearable art competition displayed on the floor of the show, but on Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 pm the catwalk will come alive with the return of the M-AQF Fashion Show. Rachel D. K. Clark and Karen Boutte organize and moderate this fashion showcase titled Decade of the Coat. Let Rachel and the “Quilt Diva” (Karen) entertain you, and the unique and beautiful clothes inspire you.

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Nothing short of spectacular, Decade of the Coat will introduce fresh looks at wearable art and is all about you! Join Rachel and Karen to view an amazing collection of coats and jackets featuring eclectic fabric mixes and vibrant colors and hear their stories as well. The show is for everyone who enjoys fun, funky and fashionable wearable art. Especially selected just for M-AQF, the fashions are sure to ignite your creativity. You won’t be able to resist saying, “Fabulous!”

Rachel D. K. Clark is a contemporary folk artist, teacher and lecturer who comes from a long line of sewers. Eclectic fabric mixes, vibrant designs, and a keen sense of humor characterize Rachel’s work. While her garments and quilts can be whimsical, political or a personal statement they always reflect her love of traditional quilt making.

 

 

Quilters from across the country don’t call Karen D. Boutte the “Quilt Diva” for nothing. Karen is a nationally known instructor, lecturer, author and designer. “There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a student having fun discovering their creativity with fabric and thread,” Karen stated. “I love selecting fabric for a project. The color, texture and design possibilities are endless. Nothing makes my heart sing more than visiting a variety of quilt shops looking for just the right fabric for a new project.”

Founding Sponsor BERNINA/Nancy’s Calico Patch/Cottonwood; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Tidewater Sew-Vac; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/All Brands, Elna/The Quilters Studio, Gammill/Threads Run Thru It, Janome/ Tidewater Sew-Vac, and Innova Longarm Systems; and Silver Sponsor Handi Quilter generously sponsor the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.

For complete details, including workshop and lecture information, please visit: www.quiltfest.com.

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2017: It’s a Wrap – Part 1


Not Fade Away
– Quilt Competition

The twenty-fourth annual Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza held September 14-17, 2017 was more “Extravagant” than ever. Show-goers, workshop students, vendors, and the competition entrants enjoyed an outstanding event.

Competition entrants vied for awards and prizes. With an incredible breath of outstanding entries, the judges had a difficult time selecting the winners. However, Frieda Anderson, Bobbie Bergquist, Pepper Cory, Paula Golden, and Dierdra McElroy were up to the task. We think you’ll agree that their selections were on target! See all the winners here.

Of course, the best of show winner is always the big news on opening day. This year, for the first time, a Mid-Century Mod entry took the top prize in the competition themed Not Fade Away. Atomic Synergy by Deborah Levy is pictured:
PNQE17-4004aDeborah told quiltfest, “Atomic Synergy is my first foray into the modern quilting movement. This original design of wonky pieced blocks and applique blends my love of chemistry and the mid-century modern era. The simplicity of the design and all that negative space to play with made this an enjoyable process.”

Respite by Sandy Curran was The BERNINA 1st Runner-Up Best of Show:
PNQE17-1007aRespite is a departure from the majority of Sandy’s quilts. She told us, “After a wonderful workshop, I took a break from the realistic, representational quilts I usually do to just play with color and shape.  I loved it so much, I did it three times!”

Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Byrne Sewing Connection; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting, BERNINA/Hayes Sewing Machine Company, Janome/Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac; and Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova generously sponsored the 2017 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

PNQE will return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks/Valley Forge, PA September 13-16, 2018. Stay tuned to quiltfest.com to learn our plans for the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of this outstanding Quilt Extravaganza!

The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival Celebrates Twenty-Nine Years as the Center of It All for Quilt, Wearable & Textile Art

 

You are invited to celebrate its twenty-nine years when the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival returns to the Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA, February 22-25, 2018. Take part in sharing a love for quilting, creating and shopping all under one roof. Whether you are a quilt, wearable, or fiber artist, or an enthusiastic home sewer you won’t want to miss joining M-AQF as it celebrates twenty-nine years as the largest quilt event on the Eastern Seaboard!

Regardless if you are a beginner just starting out or a seasoned veteran seeking new ideas, M-AQF features workshops & lectures that will satisfy all of your quilting needs! The 2018 faculty includes renowned instructors Esterita Austin (NY), Karen Boutte (CA), Rachel D. K. Clark (CA), Pepper Cory (NC), Robbi Joy Eklow (IL), Cynthia England (TX),l Marjan Kluepfel (CA), Sue Nickels (MI), Cheryl See (VA), David Sirota (NH), Margaret Solomon Gunn (ME), and many more!

Included in the Festival are the entries to the quilt and wearable art competitions. The Quilt and Wearable Art Competitions will feature magnificent works by some of the nation’s finest quilt and fiber artists. Pictured: Bouquet Royale by Margaret Solomon Gunn.

Margaret Solomon Gunn, "Bouquet Royale"

The 2018 quilt competition is themed Imagine, giving entrants an opportunity to demonstrate and celebrate their imaginations. Entrants to the Mid-Century Mod category of the competition will reflect on how their quilt design emphasizes mid-20th century design.

While attending the event be sure to explore the Wearable Art Competition to view the unique entries. Also, be sure to take part in judging by casting your vote for the Quilt and Wearable Art Viewer’s Choice Awards.

As if all this ‘eye candy’ isn’t enough the Convention Center will be packed with special exhibits and demonstrations of needlecraft and traditional rug hooking. M-AQF’s appraisal will also be available by appointment.

The Fashion Show returns to M-AQF in 2018! Join Karen Boutte and Rachel D.K. Clark for a fun night out starting at 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 22, as they celebrate the Decade of the Coat. You’ll view an amazing collection of coats and jackets featuring eclectic fabrics, vibrant colors and hear their stories. This show will feature recent garments as well as old favorites.

Featured once again this year is the always-popular Quilters Game Zone. Pat Yamin, who has participated since MA-QF’s inception in 1990 hosts this exciting event! Enjoy an escape from the sewing machine for an evening of fun, prizes and lots of laughter on Friday, February 23 at 7:30 pm.

M-AQF’s Merchants Mall includes more than 250 vendor booths. These exhibitors will feature quilting supplies, textiles, antique quilts, books, sewing related craft items, kits, sewing machines, clothing, and so much more!

Founding Sponsor BERNINA/Nancy’s Calico Patch/Cottonwood; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Tidewater Sew-Vac; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/All Brands, Elna/The Quilters Studio, Gammill/Threads Run Thru It, Janome/ Tidewater Sew-Vac, and Innova Longarm Systems; and Silver Sponsor Handi Quilter generously sponsor the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.

For complete details, including workshop and lecture information, please visit: www.quiltfest.com.

Florida Quilt Competition

Quilt Artists  Present Their Talents
at the 2018 World Quilt Florida

 

World Quilt Florida returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, January 18-20, 2018. Included among the many exhibits at the show will be the entries to the popular Florida Quilt Competition, open only to entrants who are residents of Florida. This impressive quilt art showcase will feature works by Florida’s most talented quilt and textile artists. World Quilt Florida is an incredible opportunity for quilters from across the Sunshine State to experience the talent and creativity of their fellow enthusiasts.

Entrants to the Florida Quilt Competition will vie for over $3,500 in awards. In addition, show-goers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite competition quilt to win the prestigious Viewers Choice Award. For those who love anything quilt related this wonderful display of quilt art cannot be missed!

Be sure to get a glimpse of this year’s exquisite quilt competition entries. The show is anticipating its best year yet!

To enter the Florida Quilt Competition, please click here.

Pictured below: From the 2017 Florida Quilt Competition –
Geese Galaxy by B. Watana Cantrell.
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PIQF Quilt Competition Winners

Pacific International Quilt Festival XXVI
Santa Clara, California – October 12-15, 2017

Everyday Quilt Competition

 

The Yuko Watanabe BEST OF SHOW Award:
#2071 Eternal Beauty by Sherry Reynolds
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The BERNINA 1st Runner-Up Award:
#1071 Fractal by Claudia Pfeil
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INNOVATIVE:
First Place:
#1087 The Sprinter by Birgit Schueller
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Second Place:
#1045 Here’s Lookin’ at You by Wendy Knight
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Third Place:
#1026 Garden Party #2 by Caryl Fallert-Gentry
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Honorable Mentions (2):
#1068 Garden Memories by John Palmer
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#1032 The Moon is Made of Green Cheese by Sue Frame
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Best Sewing Machine Workmanship:
#1001 Braveheart by Linda Anderson
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Best Longarm Machine Workmanship:
#1035 Byzantine Beauties by Tami Graeber
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Best Hand Workmanship:
#1064 A Bittersweet Bouquet by Marie O’Kelley
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Best Use of Color:
#1046 Ammonite Confusion by Kimberly Lacy
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Best Pictorial Quilt:
#1086 Mont St. Michel Memories by Linda Schmidt
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Best Interpretation of Theme:
#1028 Sue’s Journals by Sue Fiscalini
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TRADITIONAL:
First Place:
#2003 Supernova by Marilyn Badger
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Second Place:
#2068 Old Glory Under His Wings by Julee Prose
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Third Place:
#2010 A Taste of Tie by Inger Blood  2010a
Honorable Mentions (2):
#2043 Tumbling Logs by Dorothy Gustin
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#2087 828 Valence St. by Laurie Tigner
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Best Sewing Machine Workmanship:
#2082 Grandmother’s Cabin by Rahna Summerlin
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Best Longarm Machine Workmanship:
#2083 Silver and Gold Series II by Betty Tang
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Best Hand Workmanship:
#2042 Hawaiian Garden by Beverly Gulley
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Best Use of Color:
#2020 Color and Passion 1 by Geneva Foote Carroll
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Best Pictorial Quilt:
#2073 Hummingbirds Delight by Rosillis Rosario
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Best Interpretation of Theme:
#2037 Crazy Chemo Quilt (detail) by Jean Gillette
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BEST WALL QUILT:
#3108 Jars of Clay by Sharon L. Schlotzhauer
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Second Place:
#3001 Joshua is Jazz by Linda Anderson3001a
Third Place:
#3048 A Glimpse Through the Lattice – Cattails by Julia Graber
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Honorable Mentions (2):
#3040 Medieval by Karen G. Fisher
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#3075 Sandstone Portal by Linda MacKown
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Best Sewing Machine Workmanship:
#3061 Acer Macrophyllum by Lisa Jenni
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Best Longarm Machine Workmanship:
#3019 Pepper Dish by Linda Burrell
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Best Hand Workmanship:
#3041 A Nighttime Garden by Judie Fleming
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Best Use of Color:
#3105 Poinsettia by Laura Ruiz
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Best Interpretation of Theme:
#3091 Valparaiso Rowhouses by Randa Mulford
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NACQJ Ribbon (Pat Harrison):
#3088 Liz, From a Selfie by Sandra L. Mollen
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JUDGE’S CHOICE RIBBONS
Frieda Anderson:
#1031 I Heard a Bird Sing by Sue Frame
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Pat Harrison:
#3020 Forest Park Patrol by Rosemary Burris3020a

Marjan Kluepfel:
#1012 River Oak by River City Quilter’s Guild
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Angela Madden:
#2029 Flourish on the Vine by Sharon Engel
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Dixie McBride:
#3027 Sanctuary 2 by Barbara Confer
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Pat Yamin:
#2057 Garden of Blue by Karen Litvinchuk
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VIEWER’S CHOICE:
#1071 Fractal by Claudia Pfeil
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PIQF Wearable Art Competition Winners

Pacific International Quilt Festival XXVI
Santa Clara, California        October 12-15, 2017

WEARABLE ART COMPETITION

 

BEST OF SHOW:
#5017 Portmanteau by Harold Thomas
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The BERNINA 1st Runner-Up Wearable Art Award:
#6001 Pumpkin in Silk by Vendulka Battais
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FULL ENSEMBLE 
First Place:
#5008 Florentine Rose by Eve Kovacs
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Second Place:
#5015 Heidi’s Dream by Monika Scola
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Third Place:
#5007 30th Anniversary Tribute to Michael Jackson’s Bad
by Kathy Knapp
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Honorable Mention:
#5014 Pants Outfit by E. L. Salmon
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Best Machine Craftmanship:
#5011 Field of Flowers by Ahuva Libman
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Best Use of Embellishment:
#5006 Rose Red Fantasy by Kathy Knapp
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Most Innovative Design:
#5016 OctoGent by Annalisa Tay
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VEST, JACKET or COAT
First Place:
#6021 Red Brick Road by Betty Tang
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Second Place:
#6013 Wanda’s Challenge by Roberta F. Morgan
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Third Place:
#6011 Hidden Treasures by Tonja McCarthy
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Honorable Mention:
#6010 An Artist Is Someone You Make Yourself Into
by Victoria Light
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Best Machine Craftmanship:
#6020 When Life Throws You Curves by Teresa Soll
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Best Use of Embellishment:
#6004 Plum Tree Jacket by Judy Dieter
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Most Innovative Design:
#6007 Mad Tea Party by Diane Gloystein
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JUDGE’S CHOICE RIBBONS
Bobbie Bergquist:
#5013 Cardamom Coat & Dress by Mary Ann Reed
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Sue Nickels:
#5010 Color Games by Ahuva Libman
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VIEWER’S CHOICE:
#5016 OctoGent by Annalisa Tay
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