I made it to the QuiltFest 2013 show in Jacksonville.  I am not sure why I was surprised at how many traditional quilts were in the show.  I did not take a lot of photos of the more traditional quilts as I am more focused on art quilts and more modern quilts. You can click on any of the photos for a larger view.

The overall first place prize was awarded to this traditional quilt, Cotton Boll, by Jill Allen, which was hand appliqued and quilted.  The workmanship was impressive.

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This first place ribbon in Small Pieced Quilts was awarded to Nikki Hill for the following quilt.

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First place for Intermediate Pieced quilts was awarded to Janet Frank.

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Second Place for Large Pieced Quilts went to Carolyn Allen. This was one of a handful of quilts more closely fit the description of Modern.

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Second Place in Miniatures went to Mary Kay Mouton.

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Pauline Salzman, who never fails to get a smile out of me, won a Second Place ribbon in the Other Applique Quilts category for “Furrealism: Dali Has Gone to the Dogs.”

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Patricia Styring won a blue ribbon in Small Art Quilts for the following.

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Second Place for Small Art Quilts was won by Mary Rhopa La Cierra.

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Third Place for Small Art Quilts was awarded to Ellen White.

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First for Large Art Quilts was won by Nancy Kay Smith.

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Mary Jane Amato won Second Place for Large Art Quilts.

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Third Place for Large Art Quilts was won by Patricia Styring.

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I liked the refreshing colors in the quilt by Linda Hungerford.

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I liked how all the squares have a shadow square to the lower left in this quilt by Mary Ann Leonard and

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I also like how the backside of the quilt is just as interesting as the front side.

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The color scheme is appealing in this quilt by Laura Austin.

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This cheerful quilt by Sandra Sontag really got my attention.

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I really enjoyed the design of Catherine Macnamara’s quilt.

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“Sea Glass” by Margaret Solomon won both an honorable mention and a ribbon for Best Machine Quilting.

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This quilt by Susan Surdyk uses hand dyed fabrics and transferred original art.

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This quilt by Mary Rhopa La Cierra uses recycled linen, cotton and polyester

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This painted quilt is by Susan Cockerham.

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Kathryn Metzger painted this quilt with inks based on a photo (used with permission) by Melyin Cepeda.

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Mary Rhopa La Cierra’s quilt, “Earth-A Work in Progress” was awarded a Judge’s Recognition.

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Cynthia Mitchell’s quilt won an Honorable Mention.

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One of my favorites of the show was this Honorable Mention quilt by Pauline Salzman named “Group Therapy.”  My photo of the whole quilt does not do it justice, but the close up photos give you a much better view.

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Now that I have had this shot of inspiration, it is time to get back into the quilt studio!

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