Best In Show
Crazed 6: Low Water
This past Saturday marked the opening of Quilts=Art=Quilts at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York. I have had work in that exhibition for the past 4 years but this year was the first time I was able to attend the opening as I was there teaching at Quilting by the Lake 2.
Kathy Loomis of Louisville, Kentucky won Best In Show with her intensely pieced work, Crazed 6: Low Water. I happened to be with Kathy during an independent studio session and watched her begin the process of making this piece. It's wonderful to see it finished,hanging in an exhibition and acknowledged as a fine piece of work.
Juror's Choice Award
Leslie Joan Riley
Schweinfurth Award for Design Excellence
Leslie Joan Riley
Leslie Joan Riley was a double winner with the Schweinfurth Award for Design Excellence and one of the Juror's Choice Awards. If you are familiar with Leslie's work you know that she is a master piecer and uses pastel and neutral colors like no one else. The work is rich, lively and unique.
My congratulations to Kathy, Leslie, and all the award winners as well as all participants in this fine exhibition.
Hand painted and Discharged Cotton Fabric
Pieced with Raw-Edge Applique
63" x 60"
My work in the show was Shelter and it is the first time one of my surface design works has been accepted for a juried competition. It was fun talking with viewers about the new work and it was good to see the work outside my studio.
I want to encourage anyone who has not entered this exhibition in a few years to consider doing so next time around. The museum is very nice with good exhibition space, well lite, great staff and a great deal of local support. While this show began as a juried exhibition for traditional quilts, the focus is now on contemporary studio quilts and attracts work from all across the US and abroad.
You can go to the Schweinfurth website to see a list of all the winners as well as view a slideshow of the installation.
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