Welcome to all the visitors from Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday -- I love being part of that link-up and also from Val's Quilting Studio's new link-up, Tuesday Archives.
There is one week left for the Lake Metroparks Farmpark Quilt Show. What began twenty-three years ago as a little quilt exhibit to attract folks to the park during a slow season has become an annual event that attracts 200 entries and thousands of visitors. The show hangs for six weeks and is an excellent showcase of the traditional quilting in this region.
Yesterday I made a stop there in the afternoon in the hopes of a quiet visit to review all the first place quilts. It was not a quiet visit -- it was free admission day for county residents and so the place was quite busy -- but that's good to see, too! But I did get pictures of most of the first place quilts and I'm sharing them for you to enjoy. I'm not going to make any comments -- I'll leave that for you to do.
"General" refers to categories where the quilt was quilted by another person (name in parenthesis) and "Individual" refers to categories where the quilt was quilted by the owner.
For The Love of Trees
Best of Show
First Place in Individual Mixed Techniques
Starlight Memory Paths
General Pieced, Medium Bed Quilt
Carole Ralston (Janice Kiser)
Individual Pieced, Small Wall Hanging
A Purr-fect Time to Clock the Cuckoo
General Pieced, Wall Hanging
Sonia Cipiti (Nelly Vileikis)
Wool Ark Crazy
Applique, All Sizes
Gail E. Jones
Abbey Grows Up
Kathy Hancock (Linnea Kuckelheim)
Gubio, Italy at Sunrise
General Pieced, Small Bed Quilt
Linda Childs (Kathy McCarty)
Civil War Chronicles
General Pieced, Large Bed Quilt
Susan Gourash (Ann Talikka)
Individual Pieced Bed Quilt -- All Sizes
Individual Pieced, Large Wall Hanging
Just reviewed the Winners List and realize that I missed one quilt -- my apologizes to Gail Koraith who made the First Place quilt in General Mixed Techniques -- I'll have to snap a picture of it when I'm back at the Farmpark teaching on Saturday.
The show remains open through Wednesday, March 26 (though the park is closed on Monday) and if you head out there, don't pass up the chance to visit the lambing shed which is chock full of cute newborn lambs and goat kids!!
The park is located at 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd., Kirtland, Ohio 44094. Phone is 800-366-3276. Admission charged.