8

The Quilt Alliance recently announced the winners of their "Animals We Love" contest.  The Handi Quilter Grand Prize went to Nancy S. Brown for "Giraffe Nocturne."

Artist Statement:

I love giraffes and based this quilt on a giraffe that lives at the Oakland Zoo. Giraffes only sleep about two hours a day--usually for about five minutes at a time--so they are awake most of the night. I thought this one might enjoy the cool evening air and the light of a full moon.

The quilt is hand appliquéd, hand quilted and machine pieced. 100% cotton fabric.

Click here to see all of the winners.

Click here to see all of the entries.

Watch Nancy in Show 701: Animal Magnetism.

 

Here's what Nancy wrote when she found out she had won.

"I first learned about the "Animals We Love" contest through "The Quilt Show" newsletter. I have always loved animals and I thought making a quilt would be a nice way to support an organization that does such great work for the quilting world in preserving the stories of quilts and quilters. I was just hoping that the quilt would raise some money for The Quilt Alliance at auction.

     So imagine my absolute surprise and delight when I received the call from Amy Milne informing me that I won the grand prize. Wow!!! What an honor---especially given all of the wonderful and varied quilts in the contest. I had a hard time choosing my own favorite for the member's vote.

     I have always been a hand quilter but have often admired the beautiful machine quilting that is being done now. So with the prize of the Handi Quilter Sweet 16 I am looking forward to trying my hand at something new. I have heard many great things about this particular machine. I can't wait to start this new adventure!

    Thanks to Handi Quilter for being such a generous sponsor in this contest. Thanks also to all of the quilters who donated their time and talent in a show of love for animals and support for the Quilt Alliance. And a very special thanks to The Quilt Alliance for all of the hard work that you do in promoting quilting and in saving our heritage by preserving our stories."

 


Add comment


Top 10 Reasons to Join the Quilt Show!

(Click on the box next to the YouTube logo to enlarge the screen.)


Learn about
Apliquick appliqué tools!

Watch Show 1912
with Rosa Rojas (free!)

Apliquick Rods

 

Apliquick - 3 Holes Microserrated Scissors

 

Apliquick Ergonomic Tweezers