Award: Judge's Choice Award (Marlene Ingraham)
Artist Name: Nancy S. Brown
Artist's Statement: The quilt was made for all of the endangered species who have no voice. This is an Amur Leopard which is critically endangered. This leopard lives in southeast Russia and northeast China and it is estimated that there are only about 60 of these leopards remaining in the world.
The nonprofit Quilt Alliance presents a contest, exhibition and auction of small wall quilts every year. This key fundraiser supports this mission of documenting, preserving and sharing the history of quilts and their makers, and is an important opportunity to showcase and record the work of quilters in the U.S. and all over the world.
The 2017 theme is “Voices” and the only requirements were that entries must be a quilt (3 layers--top, filling and backing) and must be 16”x 16”. All techniques and materials were encouraged. As part of their mission, the Quilt Alliance records the stories of quilts and quiltmakers through their oral history projects. They value the human voice as well as your voice expressed in cloth and thread. They encourage everyone who makes quilts to enter their annual contest regardless of their style (traditional, modern, art) or technique (longarm, hand quilting, applique, pieced…) –all are welcomed and valued!
They invited entrants to share their opinions, memories, language, conversation and truths in the form of a quilt. Let all voices be heard!
Thank you to all of the artists who entered and donated a quilt (or quilts!) to the 11th annual Quilt Alliance contest!
Next year's contest will be StoryQuarters helping the Quilt Alliance celebrate 25 years. Click here for more information.
This year's online auction is split into 2 groups.
Group 1 starts November 13 at 9:00 AM EST ends November 20 at 9:00 PM EST
Group 2 starts November 27 at 9:00 AM EST ends December 4 at 9:00 PM EST