Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Every year my daughter and I go down to Art Prize.  This event has become well known world wide.  I love this picture.  One of the buildings is all glass and mirrors other buildings in the area.  Couldn't resist showing  you this.  I am happy to tell you fellow quilters that Northwood Awakening, a PhotoFiber piece won grand price.  You can learn about it and see the process here.
My daughter and I enjoyed the beautiful sunny day as we walked over six miles around Grand Rapids.
We saw lots of musicians and yes, this one is playing his guitar, blowing on a harmonica, and twirling a hoola hoop!
My daughter was impressed by this work because it was all done with the tips of the artists fingers.
I was thrilled when I saw more quilts entered into the competition.  Above is by Paula Kovarik.
This is a close up of the quilt.
This is another quilt entered in the competition.  Check out all of that free motion quilting in it.
This is a little closer view.

I thought maybe these pictures would inspire you to cut loose and create.  Maybe you'll come up with something to enter into next year's Art Prize.

  • Happy Scrappers, Wednesday, Oct. 14
  • Pineapple Table Topper, Thursday, Oct. 15
  • NYB Table Topper, Friday, Oct. 16
  • Stitch-In, Saturday, Oct. 17
This is by no means all the activities going on at the shop.  Check the calendar on the sidebar for more happenings. 

♥ Caroll, 
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles


Lynn said...

What a fun day! Thanks for sharing some photos. I could look at the quilting in the last piece for hours. Such wonderful detail.

Miss Nancy said...

Love these photos especially the one of you and your daughter! Those art quilts are gorgeous! So very well done! Wow! Glad that you had a day out with your daughter! Looked like a gorgeous day! Thank you so much for sharing.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Allie said...

Love the picture of you and your daughter! I saw a video on that piece that won, so amazing. I'd love to go to that sometime!

Mama Pea said...

I still have never made it to Art Prize. What a loser! LOL. You and your daughter are gorgeous. What a fantastic photo!

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