The quilt receiving ribbons for best hand quilting was this snow-white whole cloth bed size quilt, shown below. Each block featured a different traditional design. The side borders were quilted in simple channel lines about two inches apart, to further highlight the center blocks.
My favorite quilt in the show was this gorgeous appliqued Baltimore-style family quilt. The three-dimensional flowers were exquisitely done, and the 1/2 inch diagonal grid of tiny handquilted stitching was the perfect background for this masterpiece. Sadly, two of the quilter's sisters passed away during the 4 years the quilt was in progress.
Another hand quilted favorite was this quilt depicting a folk rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas. The maker chose to simplify the pattern designs in the larger numbered blocks, which were all beautifully done in needle-turn applique.
Last for today is this gorgeous needle-turn applique quilt which took 10 years to complete. The quilt was about half quilted when the maker decided her design was not working, so early this year she patiently removed all the quilting stitches and started again! The result is gorgeous. Unfortunately I neglected to get any close-up shots of this one.
I'm planning to post more photos from the show in a few days, but you can hop over to Barbara's posts here and here to see more great quilts from the Mid-Valley Quilt Guild show!
Hope everyone is having a beautiful sunny Sabbath!