I had the privilege of volunteering at the 2013 NQA Show this year in Columbus, Ohio.
I was a sack-sitter. I baby-sat quilters’ purchases while they went to shop for more…hahaha. Actually it is a very useful service. It’s like a coat-check system but it’s summer and no one is wearing a coat. So we checked shopping bags, suitcases, rolling carts, lunch boxes, even fencing equipment. Yep, fencing equipment. There was a fencing conference going on next door and a lady from that conference stopped in to look at the beautiful quilts. She was from California. She said she was a knitter but she appreciated the art of quilting. I love meeting interesting people.
After my volunteer time was over I had the pleasure of viewing all the beautiful quilts. And I took several pictures. Here are the pictures of the top winners.
Best of Show Large Quilt
Best of Show close-up
As you can see the quilting is beautiful!
Best of Show Medium Quilt
Close up of the textured fabric
I don’t know how the quilter obtained such texture on this plant, it looked real. I wanted to touch it…but I didn’t.
Best of Show Small Quilt
Other Small Best of Show Quilts
Best Machine Quilting Large Quilt
As I sorted through my pictures I realized I did not take a closeup of the Best Machine Quilting Large, Medium or the Small quilts. Apparently I was more impressed with the quilting on the Best of Show quilt. I guess that’s why it’s the Best of Show.
Best Machine Quilting Medium Quilt
Best of Show
I’m not sure the category of the above quilt. Perhaps NQA has a whole cloth category. This quilt is beautiful! You need to see it in person to truly appreciate it. Here is a closeup.
Best Hand Quilting Large Quilt
Best Hand Quilting Medium Quilt
There were lots of beautiful quilts. I love to go to quilt shows it always inspires me.
After looking at all the top winners, I then meandered through the rest of the show and took pictures of quilts that caught my eye. I will post those tomorrow. Stay tuned…