Flowers of the Arab Spring by Susan Shie - Below is a detail. This was a very moving quilt about the sad state of women in the Middle East who dare to speak their minds and demand rights.
Blockade by Martina Hilgert Vervoot
This piece had wonderful texture and lines. I need to experiment more with
with those insertions of skinny lines. I took a great workshop from Rosalie Dace, as did this artist, where I first learned how to create those.
Below are detail photos.
I like how the quilting stitch goes from a narrow line to the oval satin stitch.
End of the Spin by Melissa Sobotka.
This quilt shows the ends of spools of yarn used for weaving the weft.
The closeup shows the great job Melissa did with raw edge fusing of the fabrics.
It won an award for best use of color.
My friend Isolde entered a quilt into PIQF for the first time, a beautiful one of Ulm Cathedral