Wednesday, October 14, 2009

IQA 2009 Show Winners

I'm here in Houston, safe and (somewhat) sound.
Last night was the Awards Ceremony announcing the winners for 2009 IQA Annual Judged Show.

These quilts are the best of the best. Breathtaking is an understatement. I was happy to see Charlotte Warr Anderson, a Utahan as the President this year, hosting the event.
Below are a few snapshots I was able to take of some of the winning quilts.

I am a big Karen Stone fan. She won $5,000 for the Maywood Studio Master Award for Innovative Artistry.
One of the fun parts of the evening, was that each artist stood by their quilt as the audience mulled around, taking pictures and visiting.

Caryl Bryer Fallert won the Grand Prize. The Handi Quilter Best of Show Award, $10,000 for "On the Wings of a Dream". Rumor has it she took up dancing recently and you can see this picture is a self portrait.
Caryl use of Superior Threads really enhanced this quilt.

Hollis Chatelain created her quilt "Protection" using Superior Threads, also.
She won the Master Award for Thread Artistry.

"The Fernery" by Liz Jones winner of Mixed Technique Category.

Roses of Shenandoah by Rita Verroca for the Traditional Applique Category.

This was one of my favorites. I'm showing some close ups because each section caught my eye with various quilting techniques.
"Beyond The Dream, the Impossible Dream" by Jocelyne Leath won for Art-People, Portraits and Figures.

This part made me think of Southern Utah, although the setting is Australia.

For the Art Whimsical Category: "Once Upon A Christmas" by Sieglinde Schoen Smith.

Embellished Category: "Crazy About Ballet" by Linda Steele.

"Inner Beauty" by Cathleen Miller
Beautiful work!

I'm off to help set up this morning. I'll have more to share for tomorrow.


Kim Brackett said...

Unbelievable! I'll bet it was such a treat to see these quilts in person. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures.

Mel said...


I'm in awe of the quilts composition, construction, colors, and quilting!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

amy smart said...

Wow. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to hear more about your experience at Market!

Marlene said...

Thanks for giving us a viewing of these unbelievable quilts. What a priviledge to be able to view in day I'll get there.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Kim Walus said...

WOW! What stunning quilts. Thanks for sharing with us.

Pippa said...

Thanks for taking the time to take and display these pictures for us. Much appreciated. What amazing talents.

Lurline said...

I almost felt I was there with you, Nedra - isn't it the greatest feeling when the winners are announced! Breathtaking pics, thanks - and of course, we are so proud of Jocelyne and her great quilt - I posted on it yesterday! Looking forward to more!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Unknown said...

So glad you are there safe and sound. But I am sorry that I missed you. I took tons of photos too of all of those quilts. I totally agree with the judges, they are all wonderful choices.

Live Well With Judi said...

I haven't been able to read your blog because my computer blew up, but I woke up this morning and remembered that you were in Houston. I am so glad that you took these photos to show us the caliber of talent that you are hanging around. These women are amazing!! I only wish I could have hidden in your suitcase. Have a great time. Hugs

Material Mary said...

I totally loved seeing these pictures. Have a great time there in Houston.

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Oh wow, how did you have any breath left after seeing these beauties, I would have been blown away!!! Thanks so much for sharing them xo

Janet said...

The quilts are astounding, it's so nice to see some close ups. I'll look forward to more, thank you.

Dawn said...

The quilts are stunning!! It amazes me, still, that there is such great talent out there. Thanks for sharing.