Since these quilts are some of the best in the country, we might as well start off with the Grand Prize winning Best in Show. From a lady from Australia.
This is the Hand workmanship award from a Japanese artist.
There was no shortage of quilts from the far east this year, South Korea and Japanese quilts were all star winners. Whimsy and traditional ruled the day, it seemed to me. The high art quilts of a few years ago were passé and relegated to a very few awards. This is the Gammil machine quilting award winner.
The bed quilt winners were named by an old southern gentleman, or at least the names wanted me to believe that. 1st place A New Look at a Grand Old Lady. 2nd place Savanah.
Even the first quilt entered in the contest were spectacular. 1st place entry Spring with Delight.
All the big quilt stars were there, selling their wares.
The show is a bit smaller this year, quality over quantity was definitely noticeable to me. Here is the empty pool and all the vendors are gone around it and under the pool was empty as well-a huge improvement from last year when the vendors and we shoppers were miserable from the heat.