Winners of the 13th Annual Quilters Treasure Challenge 2016

The winning entries of Quilters Treasure's 13th Annual Challenge are announced on Preview night at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA.

The theme this year was "Going Green"

Entrants wer to use the challenge fabric "Forever Irish "

From the Quilters Treasure line of fabrics.

Sponsors included: Singer Sewing Machine; YLI Threads; Quilters Rule, Hobbs Bonded Fibers; Barb's Original & Morgan Products.

Winners of the 13th challenged was announced February 22, 2107

Visit www.QuiltersTreasure.com for details and entry form for next years Challenge.

The new fabric is "Ice" the theme is "The Color is Ice so think of something nice"

New sponsors added for 2017: Colonial Needle, Gift Certificate & Anna Bella Quilting Academy, Centerville, TN 3 day 2 night retreat for 2

Check back here February 22, 2017 for list of winning quilts for the 13th Annuanal Quilters Treasure Challenge

Congratulations to the winners of the 12th Annual Quilters Treasure Challenge!!!

Grand Prize                                       Shirley Malia                          Going, Going, Green

First                                                  Janice Jones                          Urban Cycling-Going Green

Second                                             Tone Haugen Cogburn              Aloha Green Forever

Third                                                 Kim Loar                                Frogs in My Flowers

Best Wearable                                   Mary Schwarzenberger            Going Green

Best Use of Color                               Orllin Lrgang Nyeck                 College Applications

Best Longarm Machine Workmanship  Kim Loar                                 Jerome

Best Applique                                             Leslie Peacock                      A Quilters Treasure Tree

Best Use of Embellishments                 Patty Ashworth                        In Between Green

Best Hand Workmanship                       Donna Rioux                           Wood Nymph

Best Pieced                                               Christine Davis                       My Wild Irish Rose

Best Innovative Style Quilt                       Cindy Andes                            Whimsical Regrouth

Honorable Mention                                   Carol Sullivan                         Welcom to the Dragonfly Dance

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"Going, Going,Gone Green" Grand Prize Winner

Going, Going, Gone Green”

Size: 43” x 51.5” 

By Shirley Malia

Olney, MD

Pieced photographs form Copenhagen, Iceland, Nova Scotia, Maryland and a cruise ship, show recycling efforts. Ten reminders to use green activities and 28 “Going Green” words are printed or embroidered. Machine pieced with scrap fabric pieces supporting the challenge material.  Machine embroidery, machine applique and Long arm quilting on my A1 machine.

  
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"Urban Cycling-Going Green" First Place Winner

“Whimsical Regrowth”

Size: 35” x 40”

By Cindy Andes

Titusville, PA

This wall hanging is an original design, was inspired by animatronic tree at the Bellagio Botanical the garden display in Las Vegas, NV. It feathers the challenge fabric and many recycled and repurposed materials, many vintage fabrics, trims, buttons & twist ties. Beside using upholstery fabric samples, thread junk & ribbons from a local ribbon factory (some 30 years old) less traditional items were also included. “Eye balls” were created from plastic toy containers filled with old silk fabric and facial features from “Dip & Drape” a crafting product from the 1970’s used vegetable bags provide texture as well as yarns purchased from the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.  The back of this quilt features an educational panel to educate others about “Going Green”

 

  
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"Aloha Green Forever" Second Place Winner

“Aloha Green Forever”

Size: 32” x 40”

By Tone Haugen-Cogburn

Maryville, TN

Inspiration for this quilt is the lush greenery on Hawaii.  All the Hawaiian Islands have awe impressive amount of huge, green leaves in rain forest like areas. My leaf is the actual size of one of these using the challenge fabric is a perfect match.  Hand reverse applique, machine quilting, hand seed stitching, inks, cotton fabrics, cotton batting, hand dyed pearl cotton embroidery floss.  This is an original design.

  
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"Frogs in My Flowers" Third Place Winner

“Frogs in my Flowers”

Size: 49.5” x 49.5”

By Kim Loar

Lancaster, PA

In this piece, frogs are circling around a large cactus flower.  The pattern was designed by Julie Luoma of Angle Play Quilts.  I challenged myself to incorporate angels in the main part of the quilt. It was machined quilted with a daisy pattern, that is in the frog fabric. Frogs have been disappearing at an alarming rate due to global warming and pollution. By Going Green and cleaning up the environment, frogs can be saved from extinction and carry on their important roles in the environment such as eating mosquitos, ticks & flies that carry vector-borne diseases. They are also an important part of human medicine.

  
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"Going Green Jacket" Best Wearable Winner

 "Going Green Jacket"   Best Wearable Winner: By Mary Schwarzenberger, Milford, N

“Going Green”

Jacket

By Mary Schwarzenberger

Milford, NJ

This is another jacket made from a sweat shirt.  Where you can’t decide which fabrics to choose, use them all! My piece was the first project that I used my Sashiko machine. I had to include some hand-dyed lace in my favorite color combination. Fabric manipulation was added to the back.   

  
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"College Applications" Best Use of Color Winner

“College Applications”

Size: 22” x 22”

By Orli Irgang

Nyack, NY

This “Go Green” has you searching for the green animals that are hidden in the 5 different shades of Quilters Treasure marbleized prints.   The green animals were produced and assembled with the EQ7 quilting design program. The grasshopper was designed by inserting a photo into the program, then choosing the proper lines for the desired image. The alligator was modified by the EQ7. The caterpillar, owl and turtle were my own designs created in EQ7. Hummingbird, frog and dragonfly were inspired by other quilted images. The fish was modified from Carol Doak’s book “300 Paper Pieced Quilted Blocks. I started with the simplest and as I became better I continued onto the harder ones. Some parts of the blocks were appliqued as well. The backgrounds were designed to intentionally lead from one block to another indicating water, land, forest, trees & sunshine. The borders ask the viewer to find the owl, turtle, etc.

 

  
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"In Between Green" Best Use of Embellishments Winner

“In Between the Green”

27” x 19.5”

By Patty Ashworth

Oakridge, TN

I have been trying 3-D parts for fun. I did some piping and some embroidery & hand applique.  I used Yellow flowers with magenta pollen on the green fabric.  Guess I’m going back to Dr. Seuss stories. This is an original design.

  
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"A Quilters Treasure Tree" Best Applique Winner

“A Quilters Treasure Tree”

Size: 27.5” x 30”

By Leslie Peacock

Payson, AZ

This quilt was made using the pattern “Feathered Christmas” by Sarah Vedeler and Cherry Guidry.  The technique used is embroidered applique. This is my first attempt at this technique. I have done applique and embroidery but never together.  My inspiration for this tree was the green marbled fabric. I had fun making this little quilt.

 

  
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"Wood Nymph" Best Hand Workmanship Winner

“Wood Nymph”

31” x 42”

By Donna Rioux

Hendersonville, TN

Original design, appliqued, embroidered and embellished with buttons, some old and some new.  Hand quilted with metallic thread to simulate moonlight coming down on her and her flowers. Her eyes are closed as she soaks up the moonlight

 

  
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"My Wild Irish Rose" "Best Pieced Winner

“My Wild Irish Roses”

Size: 41” x 28”

By Christine Davis

Bridgeway, TN

Wonky Log Cabin Roses scrap pieced with a five-sided center. Each Rose turns out a little different.  The roses sit on long stems sprinkled with leaves. Primitive, Liberated & Wonky!

  
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"Whimsical Regrouth" Best Innovative Style

“Whimsical Regrowth”

Size: 35” x 40”

By Cindy Andes

Titusville, PA

This wall hanging is an original design, was inspired by animatronic tree at the Bellagio Botanical the garden display in Las Vegas, NV. It feathers the challenge fabric and many recycled and repurposed materials, many vintage fabrics, trims, buttons & twist ties. Beside using upholstery fabric samples, thread junk & ribbons from a local ribbon factory (some 30 years old) less traditional items were also included. “Eye balls” were created from plastic toy containers filled with old silk fabric and facial features from “Dip & Drape” a crafting product from the 1970’s used vegetable bags provide texture as well as yarns purchased from the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.  The back of this quilt features an educational panel to educate others about “Going Green”

  
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"Welcome to the Dragonfly Dance" Honorable Mention

“Welcome to the Dragonfly Dance”

“36” x “34.5”

By Carol Sullivan

Salem, NH

The inspiration for Welcome to the Dragonfly Dance came from time spent relaxing on the shore of a forested lake watching dragonflies skimming across the water, resting on lily pads and occasionally landing on my knee for a brief visit. This is an original design.

  
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"Jerome" Best Longarm Machine Workmanship

“Jerome”

Size: 38.5” x 58”

By Kim Loar

Lancaster, PA

Jerome the Giraffe is a paper pieced design from Violet Craft. Just recently it was announced that giraffes may become an endangered species. Giraffes may eat up to 75 lbs. of food every day. By going green the variety of fresh acacia leaves and the water supplies can be preserved. For example, at the Cincinnati Zoo, the roof of the giraffe barn is green to reduce and save rainwater runoff as well as the giraffes contributing to the Zoo’s compositing program.  Jerome was machine quilted with a pattern of line and occasional circles in a crisscrossing pattern.  The pattern was chosen to accentuate Jerome while providing texture to the piece. Save Jerome and other wild life by Going Green.

  
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Sponsors of the 14th ANNUAL QUILTERS TREASURE CHALLENGE 2017

List of Sponsors

Here is a list of the generous sponsors that make the Quilters Treasure Challenge possible.  We hope you will take the time to thank them for the continued support and that you will remember and support them when making your purchases of quilting products

Singer Sewing Company
1224 Heil Quaker Blvd
PO Box 7017
La Vergne, TN 37086
Joe Snyder, Sales Manager
http://www.singerco.com/

Quilters Rule Int’l LLC
817 Mohr Avenue
Waterford, WI 53185
Patricia Simons
800-343-8671
http://www.quiltersrule.com/

YLI Corporation
1439 Dave Lyle Blvd.
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Jim Miller
803-985-3100
http://www.ylicorp.com

Morgan Quality Products
8040 Erie Ave
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Clay Uhlenhake
612-387-2183
www.local.yahoo.com/info-40720983-morgan-quality-products-chanhassen

Barb’s Originals
22 Naples LANE
Oxford, CT 06478
Barb Callahan
9203-733-4897
www.barboriginals.com

Hobbs Bonded Fibers
200 South Commerce Dr.
Waco, TX 76710
Michele Howard, Customer Service
800-433-3357
www.hobbsbondedfibers.com

The Colonial Needle Company
74 Westmoreland Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
Jim Collingham
914-946-7472
www.colonialneedle.com

Anna Bella Quilting Academy
Pennywinkle Quilting Machines
1748 Whitson Bend Road
Centerville, TN 37185
Nancy Knaus
931-622-1336
www.sunshine16.com

 
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