Friday, June 12, 2015

And the winners are...

We are so fortunate to have a group of  very talented staff and teachers here at Little Quilts.  Almost everyone had at least one quilt in the East Cobb Quilters' Guild Quilt Show this week and many of them won ribbons.  We are so proud of them!  We thought you might like to see some of the quilts from our award-winning group...
Wanda Hizer, our store manager, won a 2nd place ribbon in the Two Person Applique category for her quilt "Les Fleur Du Jardin"
and an Honorable Mention in the same category for "Sweet Georgia Brown.
Staff member, Amanda Smallwood won 1st place in the Combination category for her quilt
"Florence, Froncie and Me".  Many of you will remember this as a Block of the Month we did several years ago at Little Quilts reproducing a charming quilt made by Florence Pito in the 1940's.  Amanda appliqued the small flower blocks, pieced the 9-Patch blocks and hand quilted the quilt.
Staff Member, Linda Wirtz, won 3rd place in the Small/Medium Pieced category with the quilt she entered in a contest honoring Judie Rothermel for 25 years in the fabric industry.  Linda titled her quilt "25Charmed" Star Salute".
Teacher, Fran House, received an Honorable Mention in the Applique category with her quilt "A House Quilt by "House".
Fran also won a 3rd place ribbon in the Combination category for "Birds Among My Flower Patches".
Nancy Cummings, one of our newer teachers, won a 3rd place ribbon in the miniature category for "Mosey's Delight" which features our Second Saturday Sampler blocks from last year miniaturized to 3" square.  You can get an idea of the size of the finished quilt when you compare it to the ribbon she won!
Nancy also won an Honorable Mention in the Small/Medium Pieced category for "Red and White Diva Challenge" which is a quilt she designed and quilted as part of a challenge for the Reproduction Study Group class at Little Quilts.
Embroidery teacher, Elizabeth Frolet, won 1st Place in the Special Techniques category with "Elisabeth's Garden - A Tale of a Thousand Threads".  This quilt was also a 1st Place winner in it's category at the AQS show in Paducah in April.  When you're at the show, look carefully at this quilt - you won't believe the exquisite detail in the embroidery!
Staff Member, Susan Bertrand won Honorable Mention in the Special Techniques category for two of her quilts, "Study in Daiwabo"
and Reedy's Star...
One of our shop quilters, Dena Rosenberg, (also one of our teachers!) did the quilting on Jane Betterly's quilt that won an honorable mention  in the Two Person Medium Pieced category.
 Congratulations to all our staff and teachers who won ribbons - we're so proud of all of you!

We were also very pleased to see so many quilts from our customers in the show.  Many of the quilts were from classes or Block of the Months we offered and those quilts were absolutely beautiful in the show!  You did yourselves (and us) proud!!

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