The wearable art competition has been a unique part of the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival for many years. Pictured below are some of the winning entries from the 2016 event. These garments illustrate the unique and creative styles found in the spectacular collection of garments displayed each year in the Mid-Atlantic Wearable Art Competition.
The competition categories are Full Ensemble and Vest, Jacket or Coat. These fabulous garments will definitely inspire you to explore new wearable art ideas for your own creation.
The online and printable entry forms for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Wearable Art Competition will be available on quiltfest.com in October 2016.
We can never see too many beautiful quilts. Here are the first place winners from each of the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival’s Sew Far, Sew Good quilt competition categories.
Quilters love to portray animals on their quilts! From family pets to animals photographed in the wild, you’ll find just about every species imaginable – even some that sprang from someone’s imagination. Here’s a look at some of the creatures we saw in the competition and in special exhibits at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. We hope you enjoy seeing them as much as we did!
Celtic Fox by Kathy McNeil
The Dreamy Lemur by Maria Cousins
American Bison by Ann Horton
The Lookout by Barbara McKie
Night Shift by Sarah Jillard
Puppy Love by Jennifer June
The King Looking for His Bride by Judy Murphy
Over the Wall by Jodi Scaltreto
Carousel Stampede by Cathy Wiggins
From the The James River Rug Hookers & the Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers
The perfect quilt for pi day … Einstein himself couldn’t have made a better one to celebrate this special day!
Connie wrote about her quilt, “After being a quilter for 25 years, I have finally come “sew far” to have the confidence to design original quilts. A Slice of Pi is my first original design. It is a visual pun, and I hope it will bring a smile to the viewer. The appliqued border features pi to 70 decimal places.”
Melissa Sobotka’s extraordinary Silk Road Sampler won Best of Show at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, February 25-28 in Hampton, Virginia.
Based on a photograph, the quilt measures 60″ x 70″.
Melissa wrote the following:
Where east meets west in Istanbul, there is a Spice Bazaar that has been there since 1597. There, surrounded by exotic smells and tastes, the vibrant colors of the silk road come alive. One vendor had so many ornate pillows of various colors and designs, it was like viewing an applique sampler.