Nellie"s Needles

Friday, March 25, 2011

Special Award Ribbons for 2011

The Smoky Mountain Quilt Guild Show began last Friday and went through the weekend on the campus of Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee.  I was again in charge of the special award ribbons.  This involved inviting talented members of our guild to create some of the rosettes and then my printing and constructing them.  My time at the show was limited this year and I didn't take as many photos as I would've liked.
The "Best in Show Wall Quilt" was awarded to Peggy Garwood of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee for "Simple Gifts".  The award money was sponsored by the SMQ Guild and the rosette was created by me.

The "Best in Show Bed Quilt" was awarded to Linda Roy of Knoxville, Tennessee for "Redbud Ramble".  The award money was sponsored by the SMQ Guild and the rosette was also created by me.

The "Hand Workmanship" ribbon was awarded to Peggy Garwood's "Best In Show" wall quilt.  It's rosette was created by Linda Roy and the award was sponsored by Tuesday Bee of the SMQ Guild.

The "Excellence in Machine Workmanship" ribbon was awarded to Rose Remund of Loudon, Tennessee for her "Blue and Yellow Miniature Sampler".  I made the rosette and it's sponsored by Quiltbee's Long Arm Quilting.

The "Surface Embellishment" ribbon was awarded to Beverly Hertler of Red Bank, New Jersey for "Seasons IV-Toward Winter" which also won 2nd Place in the Art Quilt category.
 The special award rosette was created by Tone Haugen-Cogburn and the award sponsored by the Cherry Pit.
The "Traditional Design" ribbon went to Pat Kuhns of Lincoln, Nebraska for "Solitaire".  The rosette was created by Loretta Painter.  Loretta also sponsored this award.

I created the rosettes for both of these ribbons.
The "Novice Quilt" ribbon was awarded to Kathy Dittmaier of Townsend, Tennessee for "Wyatt's First Trip to the Playground Mimi".  It was sponsored by the Mountain Creek Quilt Shop.
The "Scrap Quilt" ribbon went to Donna Wiffen of Oak Ridge, Tennessee for "Scrap-Happy Nine Patch".  The award was sponsored by Gingersnap Quilts.

The "Innovative Design" ribbon was awarded to to Judy Freidel of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas for "The Landing".  I created the rosette and the award was sponsored by Thursday Bee.

The "Just for Fun" ribbon went to Bonnie Ouellette of Seneca, South Carolina for "A Little Birdy Told Me".  The rosette was created by Sheila Raun and the award sponsored by Linda and Pete Claussen.

The voting public awarded the "Viewer's Choice" ribbon is determined at the end the show. "Morning Glory Madness" by Joann Webb of Grain Valley, Missouri quilt got it.
I designed the rosette.
The "Judge's Choice" ribbon was awarded to Tone Haugen-Cogburn of Maryville, Tennessee for "Mirror of Eri(n)sed".  I created the rosette and the sponsors were Gene and Christine Glazer.

I'm pleased to add that my entry, "Unraveled IV" was awarded 1st Place
in the Art Quilt Category.
That was totally unexpected.  I thought that if it were to get any recognition at all, it might be the "Innovative Design" ribbon.  I expected for it to raise controversy more than anything else with reactions such as, "You call that a quilt?"  I understand it got a lot of attention.  If you'd like to read how this quilt developed go here.

PS: A tutorial for making award ribbons is here.


darcey said...

What a thrill to receive an award. Well done.

Heather said...

Congratulations Nellie - you must be thrilled. The quilts are stunning and the award rosettes deserve a prize themselves, they are so lovely.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Nellie. All the quilts are lovely and the ribbons are great!

Vicki W said...

Congratulations! I'm not surprised at all. I love these new pieces that you are doing. The ribbons are very special too!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

That show is amazing and congratulations on the win!!! That is fantastic and tells you this new series is being honored.

Gorgeous ribbons too as usual.

Team Dale said...

Congratulations..all the ribbons are beautiful..and I give you best in show.

Lynnda said...

The quilts are always spectacular. Congrats on your ribbon ! I wish the ARt&Culture alliance would recruit you to design ribbons !

Rian said...

Congratulations Nellie! What a show-stopper your piece is. All the quilts are beautiful--and even the ribbons ain't chopped liver.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I was in Tone's recent JCCFS class and saw her winning quilt in person. It is truly amazing!

Hope you enjoy the bag of snippets and scraps and trimmings we sent back for you with Tone!

Congrats on your award!