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More Mid-Atlantic Wearable Art Winners

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.

1st Place Full Ensemble: Silver Lining by Natasha Lehrer Lewis
VA5007A    5007B

Best Use of Embellishments Full Ensemble: The Emergence of Spring by Kathy Knapp
VA5004A   5004C

1st Place Vest, Jacket or Coat: Dahlia Diamonds by Karla Dahms
VA6002A   6002B

Best Use of Embellishments Vest, Jacket or Coat & Viewers’ Choice: Warm in Blue by Roberta Morgan

The online and printable entry  forms for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Wearable Art Competition will be available on quiltfest.com in October 2016.

More Mid-Atlantic Winners

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.

1st Place Innovative
#1012 Moonflower by Molly Y Hamilton-McNalleyVA1012A
1st Place Traditional
#2037  by Karen SievertVA2037a
Best Wall Quilt
#3037 Magical Toys by Flora Joy

1st Place Mid-Century Modern
#4008 A Slice of Pi by Connie Kincius Griner
Congratulations to all these winners!

Animals on Parade at M-AQF

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 JuneSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
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



Happy Pi Day

The perfect quilt for pi day … Einstein himself couldn’t have made a better one to celebrate this special day!

VA4008AMid-Atlantic Quilt Festival Quilt Competition “Sew Far, Sew Good”
1st Place Mid-Century Modern
#4008 A Slice of Pi by Connie Kincius Griner

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.”

Mid-Atlantic Best of Show

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.

Yes, this REALLY is a QUILT!