This year's (2011) Spokane Washington State Quilters Assoc., hung over 600 pieces at the Fairgrounds with 19 catagories to compete in.
1st Place in "Small Items" category.
EMMA WAS A TAYLOR
This piece was to honor my grandmother. In the center was a photo of Emma in 1912 waiting for my grandfather on their first date. She was a taylor by trade, which meant she did not make undergarments (everything, but). I used her pedal sewing machine to make my first dress in 1964, On the table sets a paper version (which I started with) of the quilted piece.
I copied packages of rick rack and other sewing products onto iron-on material, as well as the measuring tape and title. Sewn on are wooden thread spools, scissors, buttons and needles with an sewing hoop. 14" x 14"
"PUN CHALLENGE- BLING" category
2nd place with "Diamonds on the Ruff"
Two more "Bling" entrys
"Blinging in the Rain"
A tribute to Rene Maguite. The umbrella protruded from the back. 19" x 19"
True regional history story:
KITTY CANUTT was a professional bronco-rider and the All-Around Champion Cowgirl at the 1916, 1919, 1920 and 1923 Pendleton, Oregon Round-Up. She had a diamond set in her front tooth which she would occasionally remove and pawn when she needed contest entry money. 16" x 22"
Square from my great niece's quilt born in April
Wall hanging for my sister in her new job at the Lewiston City Library. (3/12)