IQA Houston Winners

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.”

01 BestOfShow IQA Houston Winners

Harmony Within by Sue McCarty won the 2011 Handi Quilter Best of Show award in the IQA judged show in Houston.

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.

 

02 Founders IQA Houston Winners

Flourish on the Vine by Kathy K. Wylie of Whitby, Ontario, Canada won the Founders Award sponsored by International Quilt Festival

The $7500 Founders Award sponsored by International Quilt Festival went to Kathy K. Wylie of Whitby, Ontario, Canada for Flourish on the Vine, above and below.

Flourish quilt IQA Houston Winners

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?

03b MasterTrad IQA Houston Winners

Bouquet by Keiko Morihiro from Sanda-City, Hyogo, Japan won the Robert S. Cohan Award for Traditional Artistry sponsored by RJR Fabrics

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.

You can see all of the winning quilts here. Quiltmaker is pleased to annually sponsor the Art/Whimsical category. Watch for a post on that category and its winner soon.

 

About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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3 Responses to IQA Houston Winners

  1. Claudia says:

    I’m speechless. Thank you for sharing all this beauty.

  2. duff says:

    That flickr photo made me catch my breath! it’s absolute artistry. Thank you for blogging about the taupe designs–it piqued my interest and I can appreciate these neutral quilts properly! OH, and the slide show is great but I wish the photos were just a bit bigger. I found myself really liking the art-abstract category–that’s another new appreciation! thanks again!!

  3. Amanda says:

    Wow! Wow! and Wow! Very talented artists!

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