For quilters who have thought about entering a quilt in a show but weren't sure what to expect, RIMQG member
Tina Martiniano Craig
provided a practice run—and it was practice for both the quilters and herself. She judged 35 member quilts as part of the process to become a certified quilt judge.
Tina provided feedback on each quilt and awarded "ribbons" for best in several categories. She explained how judges approach each quilt, what they look for, and how they score the quilt's design and technical presentation. She also answered many questions from members.
Below are the winning quilts. (Not pictured: Best Visual Impact: "314 Meadow Lane" by Sue Ahnrud; Best Embellishment: "Blue Ballerina" by Lil Sklenarik; Best Longarm Quilting: "Himalayan Poppy" by Sue Ahnrud.)
Best Original Design:
"City Girls Country Life" by Christine Conrad Lane
Best Use of Color:
"Little Houses on the Hillside" by Christine Conrad Lane
"Eat Your Veggies" by Suellen Franze
"French Roses" by Suellen Franze
Best Hand Stitching:
"Mon Ami" by Denise Nilsen
Best Domestic Quilting AND Best Edge Finish:
"Small Talk Stinks" by Alice Cooper
Best Scrap Quilt AND Best of Show:
"Lollapalooza" by Suellen Franze
"One Hot Mess" by Alice Cooper
Since the library closes at 1 p.m. in the summer, there will be no regular meeting in July. Open Sew will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Hayden Center Room 3. Sue Ahnrud will lead a workshop on making improv name tags for anyone who would like to participate.
The August meeting will be a summer picnic! Time and place to be announced.