Quilt Contest

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo’s 2022 Quilt Contest is a spectacular exhibit showcasing 50 amazing quilts juried from talented quiltmakers across the country. The entries submitted represent an extremely wide range of artistic skill and ability. Entrants competed for thousands in cash prizes and awards. Sherry Massey, NACQJ certified judge selected the award-winning quilts at the Expo in Lebanon, TN.


  

Winners

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Best of Show is awarded a Ribbon and $2,000
Linda Roy | The Crossing

Expo's Choice is awarded a Ribbon and $1,000
Anne Marcellis | Fly With Me

 

First Place Artisan Division is awarded

a Ribbon and $500 
Sharon Rush | Sunshine Cove

First Place Master Division is awarded

a Ribbon and $500 
Robyn Gragg | Requiem for America

 

NACQJ Award of Merit is awarded a Ribbon
Ben Hollingsworth | M. Matisse Chambres a la Louer

Viewers' Choice is awarded a Ribbon and $500

Diane Wingo | I Do Times Two

 

 

First and Second Place winners in each category are awarded a Ribbon

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First Place 101 Artisan

Small Traditionally Pieced Quilt

Barbara Gittleman | Colorful Illusion

First Place 102 Artisan

Small Appliqué or Art Quilt

Claudia Nicholson | My Guy Jake

First Place 103 Artisan Large

Traditionally Pieced Quilt

Claudia Berres | Moon Glow

 

First Place 104 Artisan Large

Appliqué or Art Quilt

Sharon Rush | Sunshine Cove

First Place 201 Master

Traditionally Pieced Quilt

Robyn Gragg | Requiem for America

First Place 202 Master

Appliqué or Art Quilt

Linda Roy | The Crossing

 

Second Place 101 Artisan

Small Traditionally Pieced Quilt

Kaye Koler | Sweet Summertime!

Second Place 102 Artisan

Small Appliqué or Art Quilt

Maria Perez-Harmon | Musical Garden

Second Place 103 Artisan Large

Traditionally Pieced Quilt

Betty Ward | Hanging Gardens

Second Place 104 Artisan Large

Appliqué or Art Quilt

Maria Perez-Harmon

'Twas the Year 2020

Second Place 201 Master

Traditionally Pieced Quilt

James Harper | Groovy-Coral Reef

Second Place 202 Master

Appliqué or Art Quilt

Robyn Gragg | Oh Henry!

 

All Finalists listed below receive an exclusive swag bag from Original Sewing & Quilt Expo


Join us at the Expo in Lebabon, TN

October 20, 21 & 22 at the Farm Bureau Expo Center

Join us for workshops and classes with some of the best teachers in the industry, fabulous shopping in the exhibit hall, hundreds of quilts on display, free presentations and trunk shows, prize drawings and more!
 

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Sherry Massey, NACQJ certified judge

Certified by the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges in 2018, Sherry considers it a privilege to evaluate the body of work currently being produced by quilters. Her philosophy is to approach each entry with respect, recognizing the creativity and necessary skills to bring it to fruition. All levels of expertise are evaluated with objectivity and fairness and constructive comments are provided to quilters so they may improve their workmanship and artistry and stretch their creativity.

 

Sherry teaches English paper piecing, and lectures on what a certified judge looks for in a quilt, honing in on positive feedback rather than criticism. She especially enjoys working with guilds that have never had a show judged. 

 

As a member of the Edmond Quilt Guild, Sherry has served in the capacity of quilt show chairman and most recently as judging room coordinator, a job both educational and rewarding. She is proud to be a member of a small group that makes quilts for Boys’ Ranch Town.

 

Sherry Massey began quilting in 1980, and is still discovering fresh passion and challenges in her quilt making. She had two quilts juried into AQS shows in Paducah and one in the Houston Quilt Festival. Her most recent series of projects focus on hexagon designs.


Finalists

The overall strength of the entries is breathtaking. The entries submitted represent a vast range of artistic skills and abilities. In selecting the group of finalists, the jury looked at overall excellence and the following criteria: creativity, workmanship and design choices.

 

Artisan Division

 

101 Artisan Small Traditionally Pieced Quilt

 

Colorful Illusion

Barbara Gittleman

 

Tree of Life

Barbara Gittleman

 

Sweet Summertime!

Kaye Koler

 

Harvest Bounty    

Dean Meyer

 

102 Artisan Small Appliqué or Art Quilt

 

Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon

Madeline Dykstra

 

Baby Chick n Bows Quilt

Thressa Hart

 

My Rose Window

Henrietta Mac

Quilted by Janet Bray

 

Flirtation

Patricia Maloney

 

My Name is Oliver

Sabine Mills

 

Birds in the Window  

Jennifer Nelson

 

My Guy Jake    

Claudia Nicholson

 

Musical Garden

Maria Perez-Harmon

 

103 Artisan Large Traditionally Pieced Quilt   

 

Moon Glow

Claudia Berres

Quilted by Yvonne Carrillo  

 

Day Lilies

Tammie Criswell  

 

Simple Squares-Blue

Loretta Crowe

Quilted by Dorothy Hise  

 

Batik Sawtooth Cats

Sharon N. Earls  

 

Seven Stars    

Carol George

 

Scary Halloween/Happy Fall    

Karla Hromyak

 

God Bless America

Libby (Lavina) Knutson  

 

Winter Solstice  

Kaye Koler

 

Little by Little, 5 Years of Piecing La Passacaglia

Emily Lampe

 

Passion Star    

Kathy Mott

 

Time to Sew

Betty Ward  

 

Hanging Gardens  

Betty Ward  

 

The Quilted Manor

Karin Wright 

 

104 Artisan Large Appliqué or Art Quilt

 

Cube3

Pauline Anne Curtis

Quilted by Anna Dean McDonald

 

Sir Paul

Maria Macheca

 

Stars

Kathy Mott

 

‘Twas the Year 2020

Maria Perez-Harmon

 

Sunshine Cove

Sharon Rush

 

A Rose By Any Other Name

Mandy Wilson

Master Division

 

201 Master Traditionally Pieced Quilt

 

Strawberry Shortcake

Susan Cook

Vicki Ibison

 

Requiem for America  

Robyn Gragg

 

Groovy-Coral Reef

James Harper

Quilted by Mona Levingston

 

Fly With Me

Anne Marcellis

 

Starry Night

Anne Marcellis  

 

Crystal Blue

Cathie Opila

 

Subway Tile Quilt

Megan Sorn

 

Irish Grandpa Quilt

Megan Sorn

 

Duomo Dreams

Connie Stowers

Lori Brans, Sabrina Symzyck, Elizabeth Terrill, Sallie Whiteside

 

A Different Hunter's Star

Delores Talbott

Binding by Doris Baker

 

202 Master Appliqué or Art Quilt

 

Oh Henry!

Robyn Gragg

 

Three Sisters

Sue Hanson

 

M. Matisse Chambres a la Louer

Ben Hollingsworth

 

She Woman

Deborah Kay    

 

Peaceful

Karen Kuske

 

Secret Garden

Cathie Opila

 

The Crossing

Linda Roy

 

I Do Times Two

Diane Wingo

 

Beautiful Bluebird

Ruth Anne Yax

 

Thank you to these fine companies who provide continued support.