If you’ve noticed a buzz in the quilt world today, it could be from the awards ceremony in Houston last night where the International Quilt Association named winners in its 2011 fall judged show, “Quilts: A World of Beauty.”
The $10,000 Handi Quilter Best of Show award went to Sue McCarty from Roy, Utah for Harmony Within, above. The gold you see on top of the red fabric is very dense quilting. I remember that at least some of the gold thread was metallic. See more of Sue’s quilts.
This photo gives you a closer view and a different sense of the colors.
Remember last week when I mentioned the taupe quilts often created by Japanese quilters?
Here’s one to admire. Bouquet by Keiko Morihiro of Sanda-City, Hyogo, Japan won the $5000 Robert S. Cohan Master Award for Traditional Artistry sponsored by RJR Fabrics. See a detail photo from this quilt.