Tonight was the reception and award presentation for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show Small Wonders Challenge. We were treated to delicious food, music and the friendship of fellow quilt lovers. As Ann Richardson announced the winners it was fun to see which of the 50 something quilts caught the judge's eyes. Below on the right next to the window is Jean Wells' yellow, intuitively pieced quilt that got the award for Best Use of Color. I forgot to get a close up, but the judges were impressed by her expert use of yellow.
The quilts in the above photo and the two below all include the green challenge fabric. There was an award sponsored by Michael Miller Fabrics for the best use of the challenge fabric.
My friend and fellow Undercover Quilter, Betty, won two awards- Best Contemporary or Abstract Quilt and Judges' Choice! Well done Betty!
My friend and fellow Undercover Quilter, Martha, won an Honorable Mention for her very cool snail quilt!
This quilt won the award for Viewer's Choice among the East of the Cascades Quilters (this award was just for the quilts that came from those guild members).
This quilt won the Best Use of the 2012 Show Theme- A Patterned Village.
My friend Jan made the quilt with the grey background. I just love this one. The houses are so subtle and the flower is beautifully appliqued.
It was very nice to see these quilts in person, but you can also see them online on the show's Facebook page. You can even vote online for Viewer's Choice! Go to the album page and down at the bottom there's a link for the vote on survey monkey.
All of these quilts will be sold as a fundraiser at the quilt show on July 14. If you are interested in any of them, you should contact the quilt show right away, as I think they are going to make them available to out of towners. Ann said tonight that she was thinking about having a silent auction for the award winners. Either way, I hope they make a lot of money. The quilt show will donate proceeds to a local Sisters charity that provides scholarships for kids to attend Parks and Rec classes.