2017 Winners in Quilts: A World of Beauty

the annual Judged Show of the

International Quilt Association


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Top Winners

The Handi Quilter® Best
of Show Award

Sponsored by Handi Quilter®

Garden Variety Sampler
by Janet Stone
of Overland Park, Kansas, USA


The Founders Award

Sponsored by International Quilt Festival


by Junko Fujiwara
of Narashino, Chiba, Japan


The World
of Beauty Award

Sponsored by Baby Lock


Kirara's Garden Party
by Ayako Kawakami
of Funabashi-shi, Chiba, Japan


The Robert S. Cohan
Master Award
for Traditional Artistry

Sponsored by RJR Fabrics


The Gammill Master Award
for Contemporary Artistry

Sponsored by Gammill Quilting Systems



For the Wedding of My Beloved Daughter
by Keiko Morihiro
of Sanda-City, Hyogo-ken, Japan

Alike But Not the Same III
by Peggy Brown
of Nashville, Indiana, USA


The Pfaff Master Award
for Machine Artistry

Sponsored by Pfaff Sewing Machines


Copper Reflections
by Donna James
of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

The Koala Studios Master Award
for Innovative Artistry

Sponsored by Koala Studios


Captivated by Nature
by Olga Gonzalez-Angulo
of Sant Feliu de Guixols, Girona, Spain


The Superior Threads
Master Award
for Thread Artistry

Sponsored by Superior Threads


Wearable Art
by Philippa Naylor
of Beverley, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom

*The awards above also include transportation to and hotel accommodations at International Quilt Festival/Houston.


Founders Honorable Mention

$100, Sponsored by International Quilt Festival


Wrapped Up in Fragrance of Rose
by Mizue Matsuda
of Kitakatsusika-gun, Saitama, Japan


Judge’s Choice

$250 each, Sponsored by Bohin France

My Town and Country
by Shirley Guier
of Houstonia, Missouri, USA
Choice of Stevii Graves
See the Leaves for the Tree
by Marilyn Farquhar
of Heidelberg, Ontario, Canada
Choice of David Taylor
Evolving I
by Lucia Chan
of Forest Hills, New York, USA Choice of Victoria Findlay Wolfe


($1,000 for 1st, $700 for 2nd, $300 for 3rd)
($50 for Honorable Mention Sponsored by Meander Publishing)

Art-Abstract, Large
Sponsored by Elna

First Place

Lines Of Communication #7
by Anne Hammond
of Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Second Place

Celebration #2
by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
of Port Townsend, Washington, USA
Third Place

Schist #2
by Heather Pregger
of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Honorable Mention

by Betty Busby
of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA


Art-Abstract, Small
Sponsored by Benartex

First Place

The Prairie's Changing Landscape
by Ana Buzzalino
of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Second Place

Rhythms Within II
by Beth Porter Johnson
of Tullahoma, Tennessee, USA

Third Place

by Jean Wells Keenan
of Sisters, Oregon, USA


Sponsored by Janome America

First Place

Colorado Country: Lake Dillon
by Sharon Schlotzhauer
of Monument, Colorado, USA
Second Place

Emu, I See You!
by Ruth Powers
of Carbondale, Kansas, USA
Third Place

Hadlock Bridge
by Barbara Binotto
of Island Falls, Maine, USA
  Honorable Mention

Scene from an Ordinary Life
by Rebecca Lilly Segura
of Floresville, Texas, USA


Sponsored by Mountain Mist

First Place

Autumn Evening
by Barbara Oliver Hartman
of Flower Mound, Texas, USA

Second Place

by Lenore Crawford
of Midland, Michigan, USA

Third Place

Early Morning on the Lake
by Susan Nestegard
of Austin, Texas, USA


Art-Painted Surface
Sponsored by TheQuiltShow.com

First Place

White Knight
by Patt Blair
of Mount Baldy, California, USA
Second Place

Tickled Pink
by Debra Crine
of Marco Island, Florida, USA
Third Place

Identity Crisis
by Helen Godden and
Jonathan S. Evans
of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Honorable Mention

Green Sea Turtle
by Karen McGregor
of Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

Honorable Mention

Still Standing
by Linda Waddle
of Auburn, California, USA


Art-People, Portraits, and Figures
Sponsored by The Grace Company, Fine Quilting Frames

First Place

by Carol Morrissey
of Double Oak, Texas, USA
Second Place

by Heidi M. Proffetty
of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
Third Place

Daddy, Hold My Hand
by Heidi M. Proffetty
of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
Honorable Mention

Did You See That!
by Gillian Shearer
of Tweed Heads West, New South Wales, Australia



Sponsored by AccuQuilt

First Place

Mesa Verde Cliff Palace
by Kathy Adams and Joanne Baeth
of Tucson, Arizona, USA
Second Place

At the Waterhole
by Sheila Finzer
of Terrebonne, Oregon, USA
Third Place

Girona Portal
by Laura Fogg
of Ukiah, California, USA
Honorable Mention

Pearls Across the Sky
by Jean Freestone
of Osprey, Florida, USA
Honorable Mention

Dad's Blue Truck
by Tonya Littmann
of Denton, Texas, USA
Honorable Mention

Kitten's Dreams
by Hiroko Miyama and Masanobu Miyama
of Chofu City, Tokyo, Japan
Honorable Mention

Keeping Up Appearances
by Jan Reed
of Grass Valley, California, USA
Honorable Mention

Sami, aka Tree Kitty
by Lisa Steinka
of Franklin, Massachusetts, USA


Sponsored by Hobbs Bonded Fibers

First Place

Celtic Fox
by Kathy McNeil
of Tulalip, Washington, USA

Second Place

by TaeKyung Kang
of Busan, South Korea

Third Place

A Village for All Seasons
by Karen Eckmeier
of Kent, Connecticut, USA

Honorable Mention

Wind in the Workshop
by Shirley Gisi
of Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA


Sponsored by Madeira Threads

First Place

Field Sketch—Cornflower
by Noriko Nozawa
of Chiba City, Chiba, Japan
Second Place

Really “Wild” Flowers! Third Season
by Sharon Schlotzhauer
of Monument, Colorado, USA
Third Place

by Susan Stewart
of Pittsburg, Kansas, USA
  Honorable Mention

3547 Redfox Circle...Life
by Sandra Branjord
of Sun City, Arizona, USA



Sponsored by eQuilter.com

First Place

Four Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
by Page Johnson, Mary Reinhardt,
Dee Legvold, and Nathan Carter
of Eagan, Minnesota, USA
Second Place

Anne’s Favorite Cherry Tree Road In Avonlea
by Mutsuko Shindo and nine friends
of Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan

Third Place

Infinitely Poppy Field
by Yoko Sakaguchi and 10 friends
of Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Honorable Mention

by Julie Brandon, Kathi D. Everett,
and Valerie J. Schultz
of Williamson, New York, USA


Sponsored by Colonial Needle Company

First Place

Marchen (Fairy Tale)
by Kayoko Hibino
of Shiki, Saitama, Japan
Second Place

A Time of the Madder Red
by Toyoko Nakajima
of Kiryu-Shi, Gunma, Japan
Third Place

Memory in Blue
by Yasuko Sugaya
of Ichihara, Chiba, Japan


Innovative Appliqué
Sponsored by EZ Quilting by Simplicity Creative Group

First Place

Turkish Treasures
by Pat Holly
of Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Second Place

WAKU WAKU DO DO DO! Vitamin Color
by Chiyoko Hattori
of Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, Japan

Third Place

Hothouse Hybrids
by Liz Jones
of Leominster, Herefordshire,
United Kingdom

Honorable Mention

Receiving Grace
by Elizabeth McDowell Heagy
of St. Clements, Ontario, Canada
Honorable Mention

The Iron Throne
by Candace West
of Floral City, Florida, USA


Innovative Pieced
Sponsored by Tin Lizzie 18

First Place

by Frieda Anderson
of Elgin, Illinois, USA
Second Place

Floor—Palace of the Grand Master
of the Knights of Rhodes

by Pat Connally
of Midland, Texas, USA

Third Place

Uptown Rail Fence
by Maria Shell
of Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Honorable Mention

Summer Memory
by Yoshiyuki Ishizaki
of Ashiya City, Hyogo, Japan


Merit Quilting, Hand
Sponsored by Flynn Quilt Frame Company

First Place

Flower News
by Sachiko Chiba
of Morioka, Iwate, Japan
Second Place

by Elsie Campbell
of Ponca City, Oklahoma, USA
Third Place

Happy Quilt
by Chizuko Ito
of Hokuto City, Yamanashi, Japan
Honorable Mention

Santa Maria del Fiore
by Mieko Sasano
of Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan


Merit Quilting Machine—Frame
Sponsored by APQS

First Place

Star of India
by Kristin Vierra
of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Second Place

First Frost
by Jan Hutchison
of Sedgwick, Kansas, USA
Third Place

Wickedly Green
by Deborah Poole
of Shelley, Idaho, USA
Honorable Mention

Black Pearl
by Natasha de Souza Bugarin
and Aline Bugarin
of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Merit Quilting Machine—Stationary
Sponsored by BERNINA® of America

First Place

Adventures in Wonderland
by Fabia Diniz Mendonca
of Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Second Place

The Recipe of Happiness
by Anna Orduna Pons
of Sant Cugat del Vallès,
Barcelona, Spain
Third Place

by Yuko Murakami
of Koushi-shi, Kumamoto, Japan


Miniature Quilts
Sponsored by TrueCut

First Place

by Linda Crouch
of Doncaster, Victoria, Australia
Second Place

Copper Pennies
by Amy Pabst
of Le Roy, West Virginia, USA

Third Place

Rose Mandala
by Kumiko Frydl
of Houston, Texas, USA
Honorable Mention

Mini V
by Grace Sim
of Weston Lakes, Texas, USA


Mixed Technique
Sponsored by Robert Kaufman

First Place

Oh, Dear!
by Christine Yi
of Portland, Oregon, USA
Second Place

The Twisted Sister
by Margaret Solomon Gunn
of Gorham, Maine, USA
Third Place

Baskets and Blooms
by Rita Warnock
of Madison, Mississippi, USA


Surface Design
Sponsored by Machine Quilting Unlimited

First Place

by Karlee Porter
of Clinton, Utah, USA
Second Place

by Diane Rusin Doran
of Glenelg, Maryland, USA

Third Place

Woven Journey
by Claudia Pfeil
of Krefeld, NRW, Germany
Honorable Mention

Old Timer
by Suzan Engler
of Panorama Village, Texas, USA


Traditional Appliqué
Sponsored by World of Quilts Travel

First Place

For Such a Time as This
by Kathy K. Wylie
of Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Second Place

Thanks Friends
by Eriko Kubo
of Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Third Place

by Molly Hamilton-McNally
of Tehachapi, California, USA


Traditional Pieced
Sponsored by From Marti Michell

First Place

Diamond Effervescence
by Beth Nufer and Clem Buzick
of Brookings, Oregon, USA
Second Place

by Amy Pabst
of Le Roy, West Virginia, USA

Third Place

Magnetic Attraction
by Gail Stepanek and Jan Hutchison
of New Lenox, Wisconsin, USA


Viewer’s Choice
Sponsored by MamasLogHouseQuiltShop.com

Mini V
by Grace Sim
of Weston Lakes, Texas, USA