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 will be 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                             Tone Haugen Cogburn             Winter Berry

First                                        Patricia (Pat) Kilmark              Patriot Fandango

Second                                   Janet M. Bergman                   Passion

Third                                       Kim Loar                                 For Freedom

Best Pictorial                          Cindy Andes                           A Quilters' Retreat

Best Pieced                            Christine Davis                        Coloring Earth

Best Pictorial                          Carol Sullivan                          Taking My Turns

Best Use of Color                    Jo Garvin                                 White Gate

Best Machine                         Kim Loar                                 Out of the Mist

Best Hand Workmanship         Cindy Andes                           Watching A Glimmering Ocean

Best Applique                         Brenda D Lopez                      The American Rooster

Best Theme                            Jodi Scaltreto                          Flying High

Best Wearable                        Mary Schwarzenberger            Genesis Jacket

Best Use of Embellishments   J. M. Jones                              Poppies for Alta

Best Hand Workmanship         Cindy Andes                           Watching A Glimmering Ocean

Best Applique                         Brenda D Lopez                      The American Rooster

Best Theme                            Jodi Scaltreto                          Flying High

Best Wearable                        Mary Schwarzenberger            Genesis Jacket

Best Use of Embellishments   J. M. Jones                              Poppies for Alta

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"Winter Berry" Grand Prize Winner

"Winter Berry"  Grand Prize: By Tone Haugen Cogburn, Maryville, TN, 

My quilting, pasion is to tranfer images I find into fabric. Last January we had an ice storm in Tennessee which left everything covered with 1/2" of ice. All trees bushes, power lines & cars looked like silver in the sun. Along my walkway were rose bushes with red Nypons also covered in ice.  I found the challenge fabric to be a perfect match to the red Nypons.

Machine applique, Machine Quilted, Cotton fabric, metal mash, inks, paints, crystals,embroidery floss. Dark blue background, with clusters of Red Nypons. Framed with Multi-color blue fabric and red binding.  This is an original design.

  
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"Patriot Fandango" First Place Winner

"Patriot Fandango"   First Place Winner: By Patricia (Pat) Kilmark, Atlanta, GA

My Passion is & has been acknowledging the efforts of veterans & returning service men & women for the sacrifices they have made on our behalf so that we can enjoy our freedom.   Untold numbers of veterans have fought unselfishly for our freedom, mine & yours. For the past 2 years, I have become a volunteer leader in Metro Atlanta for Quilts of Valor.  Thus far, I have personally made 10 Quilts of Valor. On November 2014, Rev Dehnke asked veterans present to stand. Seeing how many there were, I established a new goal to make each ofthe 6 standing veterans a quilt for their service.   Karen Griska of Litchfield, NH developed the Fandango Pattern which appealed to me a great deal & has inspired me to adapt the pattern for 2 different quilts.           

  
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"Passion" Second Place Winner

"Passion"   Second Place Winner: By Janet M. Bergman, Marco Island, RL

I belong to a quilt group that challenged us to make a quilt with "Openings" so I incorporated that into this design.  This is constructed with half black, half white "bricks" with large heart and lips in cut out design. This is an original design           

  
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"For Freedom" Third Place Winner

"For Freedom"   Third Place Winner: By Kim Loar, Lancaster, PA

As a spouse of a military serviceman, my Passionis for supporting our soldiers and is reflected in this quilt of Red, White & Blue Stars & Geese.  This is a Judy Niemeryer's Starling Mumurtions Pattern. This quilte is entirely paper foundation pieced.         

  
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"Coloring Earth" "Best Pieced Winner

"Coloring Earth"   Best Pieced Winner: By Christine Davis, Nashville, TN

I had 80% of this quilt finished when I had an accident and fell, breaking my left ring finger and I am a Lefty.  My passion is working with Color. New Your Beauty Blocks & Border are from Patterns found in Quilter's Newsletter Magaizine, October 1999.

 

  
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"Taking My Turns" Best Pictorial Winner

"Taking My Turns"   Best Pictorial Winner: By Carol Sullivan, Salem, NH

I am passionate about the mountains andforest of my home state of New Hampshire.  In the winter this means it is time to take my turns on the ski slopes.  The skier pattern was a serendipitous find at my guild's rummage table. My quilt is a paper pieced skier center block of green & white triangle border. The center block is a design by Liz Schwarts & Stephen Siefert published in Spring 2001 issue of the Foundation Piercer, Volulme 6, #1

  
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"White Gate Pest Use of Color Winner

"White Gate"   Best Use of Color Winner: By Jo Garvvin. Elizabethtown, PA

The first Gate pattern I made was black with a green background and traveled to a Quilt Show in Canada approximately 8 years ago.  This is the second walll hanging I made with my pattern and this time I added leaves at the bottom of the gate.  I used Cardinal Red Fabric for the background, white hand appliqued Iron Gate pattern, the purple leaves are also hand appliqued finished with a white binding.  This is my own pattern which I used a rotary ruler, designer tools & templates for the gate & stencil company's leaf template for purple leaves.

  
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"Out Of The Mist" Best Machine Winner: by Kim Loar, Lancaster, PA

"Out Of The Mist" represents my passion for geometric pattern and my love of watching the sun peek through on a misty morining.  The grays represents the mist/clouds with the different reds as the sun. This is from Butterflies Pattern in Gyleen Fitzgerald's Book "Polygon Affair". This quilt was mostly constructed using Y-seams.  Usig Gyleen's "Butterfly" method in piecing the blocks with Y-seams was a technique I long wanted to master.

  
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"Watching A Glimmering Ocean" Best Hand Workmanship Winner

"Watching A Glimmering Ocean"   Best Hand Workmanship Winner: By Cindy Andes, Titusville, PA

This quilt was designed for the 12th Annual Quilters Treasure Challenge.  A beach scene with women looking insidea ship's porthole & ship's wheel.  A vintage doll dat & buttons are included in this "Glimse" of an Ocean Scene, within the confines of a porthole & ships wheel.  This is an Original Design

  
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"The American Rooster" Best Applique Winner

"The American Rooster"   Best Applique Winner: By Brenda D. Lopez, Auburn, CA

My quilt of Red, White, Blue Roosters & pinwheel stars on a shiny grey background is from McKenna Ryan's "All Cooped UP".Roosters were enlarged with EQ7 pinwheel blocks.  I used raw edge applique; paper piecing & paper-less piecing in constructing this quilt.  It was washed to get the "Pucker" texture.

  
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"Flying High" Best Theme Winner

"Flying High"   Best Theme Winner: By Jodi Scaltreto, Hillsboro, NH

This quilt was made for the 12th Quilters Treasure Challenge.  Flying High was done using fused applique and was machine Quilted.  It represnets the freedom of drifting along looking over our world.

  
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"Genesis Jacket" Best Wearable Winner

"Genesis Jacket"   Best Wearable Winner: By Mary Schwarzenberger, Milford, NJ

After a year of battling ovarian cancer & enduring cmeo, I was unsure if my beauty would be completed! Despite significant life events getting in the way, I choose to do everything possible to make the deadline.   The fabric manipulation, portionwas adapted from Koos Van deu Akker's techniques.

  
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"Poppies for Alta" Best Use of Embellishments Winner

"Poppies for Alta"   Best Use of Embellishments Winner: By J. M. Jones, Methuen, MA

I lost my Mom this year.  She taught me to sew, quilt and embroider and was my best friend.  Her Passion was gardenting and she was very porud of her poppies. This is an Original Design

  
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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
2560 Logan Road
Venice, FL 34293
Barb Callahan
941-492-9471
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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