Ultimate Guild Challenge 2010 - Seasons

 

This set of quilts was entered into the American Quilters Society (AQS) 2010 Ultimate Guild Challenge

The set took Third Place. 
Note:  Please be mindful that many of these quilts are original designs and should not be copied and used without permission of the quilt owner.

 

Karen Watts – "Mariner" -- 40x48”. Hand Appliquéd, Machine Appliquéd, 2009. Machine quilted by Karen Watts. Original Design. The Ultimate Guild Challenge of "Seasons" inspired me to reproduce a photo of my daughter at the Girl Scout sailing camp in Seabrook.  She learned to sail at age 11, and practically lived at the camp for a couple years.

 

Carolyn Allison - "Winter Star" -- 39x50”. Machine Appliquéd, 2009. Machine quilted by Carolyn Allison. For the season challenge, I wanted to do a nativity scene. Kris Bryson drafted the star for me. The quilt is done in hand-dyed gradated fabrics from Joy's Fabrics.

 

Beth Johnson - "Autumn's Palette" -- 40x50”. Hand Appliquéd, 2009. Machine quilted by Beth Johnson. Original Design.

 

Patty Mayer – "Autumn" -- 40x51”. Hand Appliquéd, 2009. Machine quilted by Kris Bryson. Original Design.

 

Jerrianne Evans – "Spring" -- 40x52”. Hand Appliquéd, 2009. Machine quilted by Cynthia Clark. Original layout with design elements from "Sunny Days" by Linda Jenkins of Piece O'Cake Design.

 

Lea Ann Ferring - "Autumn Years" -- 41x51”. 2009. Machine quilted by Lea Ann Ferring. Original Design. My seasons challenge quilt incorporates a poem written by my daughter, Sarah. Autumn is a season of nature but of also our lives.

 

Annette Hasbrook - "Island Time" -- 40x50”. Machine Appliquéd, 2009. Machine quilted by Annette Hasbrook. Inspired by a Windstar Cruise Line Ad. Summer is my favorite season and this quilt represents one of my favorite spots to take a summer vacation!

 

Denise Green - "Blooming Birds" -- 39x49”. Machine Appliquéd, 2009. Machine quilted by Denise Green. Birds of Paradise by Eileen Sullivan. I wanted to participate in the "Ultimate Guild Challenge" but wanted to use my current stash of projects. I found this pattern and fabric from a trip to Beaumont to see Mary Ellen Hopkins many years ago. I had to improvise to make the pattern large enough for challenge rules, but I have a finished project now!