Bonnie Hunter was one of the instructors at the festival and her quilt called Pineapple Crazy was on display. Wow, all those little strips and pieces!!! Follow the link to Bonnie's website where you can see the quilt pattern in all its glory. It is in her new book called "String Fling" which should be out soon, if not already. Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville
The quilt which won as Best Machine Quilting was just spectacular. Not only was the piecing just wonderful, the quilting was beyond glorious. I can't believe I didn't get a better picture, but perhaps you can get a glimpse of the intricate stitching.
Here's a bit better look and you can see a bit of the quilting.
This was made by Marilyn Badger of St. George, Utah. If you use the enlarge feature on your screen, you can see the name of the pattern that was her inspiration, as well as the kinds of thread she used. It is made of both cotton and silk fabrics. And, there's lots of crystals on it too. It truly was deserving of its award.
Another quilt that really intrigued me is this one by Carol Newbury of Troy, New York.
The tiled look is achieved by using raw edge applique to stitch small strips of fabric, thus creating the slanted coloration.
All in all, we had a great day. Everybody needs a good quilt show once in a while.
Y'all take care.