Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dixie Quilt Guild Show

Today was our 2nd and last day for our Dixie Quilt Guild Show, at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, Utah. From my perspective it was a wonderful success. For a guild with around 200 women, I was very impressed with the professional level of the show.
Our Featured Quilter was Pat Peters, or current Guild President.

Pat's specialty is applique. She's been quilting since 1972, when she took her first class in California.
We had a large vendors mall, with 35 booths.

Pat Peters also won Best of Show.
Pat is a fellow Dixie Diva and I've been documenting her work on this quilt this last year as we met together for meetings.
Jan Kalian, another fellow Dixie Diva won Judges Choice.
I have never entered a quilt to be judged before, but my friends talked me into entering this show. And I actually won a 2nd place ribbon for my "4th of July in St. George".
I'm still in shock. Wow.

This is Ricci's 4th of July quilt.
We hung over 250 quilts, each one a work of art. I hardly knew where to start taking pictures.
Here are just a few representations from the show.

Here are 3 quilts from our Dixie Diva Block Exchange.

This one was made by Margaret Miller, who was Chairman of our Show.

I loved the quilting done on this quilt.

Believe it or not, but this one is done with all hexagons.

This one was done by my friend Ginny Afleck.

Our guild challenged us to make a project made out of a pink fat quarter. We had over 40 participants who accepted the challenge.
I liked this one the best of the Challenge quilts.
These pictures do not even begin to represent the number of quilts at the show. It would take a book to document them all.
Again, another big thank you to Margaret and Bev who were the Chairmen. I can't even imagine the number of volunteer man hours they put into this event. Every detail was taken care of and they did an amazing job!


Debra Dixon said...

Congratulations to you!

The applique quilts are just beautiful!

Material Mary said...

Your 4th of July in St. George quilt is really quite stunning and you deserve to place in the judging. Congratulations Nedra!!

Micki said...

All of the quilts are wonderful and congratualations on winning!

Carol said...

Congratulations Nedra...your quilt is absolutely incredible.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful show! So glad you entered your 4th of July. As you know I have an affinity for yours and your friends. I just finished Judy Niemeyer's class yesterday and I loved it!! Learned a lot of new things. A definite benefit to taking a class. Hopefully you will see my 4th of July soon as well as my class quilt!

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Congratulations Nedra on your red ribbon win...your quilt is truly stunning. What a wonderful show, I would love to have seen those quilts 'in the flesh'. Thanks for sharing some of them with us.

Janet said...

How exciting to win a prize. I loved looking at these photos, thanks for sharing.

Kim Brackett said...

Great quilt show! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I love your 4th of July in St. George quilt. Congratulations!

Di~ said...

It all looks so lovely, I bet you had a good time. Way to go on your quilt! that is great. I wanted to come just to buy one of those cute bags that Margaret makes. I love that your guys colored eyes.

Dawn said...

You go girl!! Congratulations!!

Sharleen said...

Congratulations on winning 2nd place. All the pictures show expert work! My sister got to attend your show and was so impressed with all the fabulous quilts. Again, Congratulation!

Kim Walus said...

WOW! What beautiful and stunning quilts. I loved your quilt and congratulations on winning a ribbon. That's a great accomplishment amongst so many quilts.

Sherri said...

Congratulations on the ribbon! What beautiful quilts and quilting...thanks so much for all of the wonderful photos! I would so loved to have come...but the weekend just didn't work out that oldest son came home for the weekend...

Nanette Merrill said...

This is just so amazing. The quilts and talent are top notch. I don't know how anyone could even judge these. Just so amazing. I'm glad it was a success. And congrats to you. Your quilt is a work of art.

Live Well With Judi said...

Nedra...I'm so excited for you! You have always been 1st place in my book..but 2nd place on a quilt...that's wonderful! How fun. I wish I could have been there to see it happen. I want to tell all your viewers in 'blog land' that I've seen this quilt up close and personal and it looks like stained glass and is even more beautiful than it looks photographed.

Huenu said...

Congratulations on the ribbon!! Way to go.

Anonymous said...

Missed the show, but am so excited for you and your ribbon! Awesome! Will you hang it at the Quilt Walk? Claudia

Eileen said...

HUGE congratulaions!!!! I always loved this quilt of yours.. I am so proud of you.

And. I would never bow to a human being. But I think if I ever met pat peters.. I would have to kiss her hand or something! I don't think I have ever seen such skill anywhere else. I wish I lived closer to her.