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Roses of Shenandoah (90” x 90”) by Rita Verroca (TQS member, whigrose) of Westlake Village, CA This quilt won First Place - Traditional Applique at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2009.  Rita hand embroidered, hand quilted, hand appliqued, and hand pieced her original design.  

Roses of Shenandoah - 36 pieces non-rotating

Roses of Shenandoah - 100 pieces non-rotating

Roses of Shenandoah - 100 pieces rotating

Roses of Shenandoah - 289 pieces non-rotating

Roses of Shenandoah - 289 pieces rotating

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This week's puzzle isn't a quilt.  It's a pillow created by Mary Buvia called Rudy...It's a Christmas pillow, bet you can't guess who Rudy is...

The pillow is 18" x 18" and was created in 2009.

Puzzle hint:  the pillow is set against a white background.

Rudy - 36 pieces non-rotating

Rudy - 100 pieces non-rotating

Rudy - 100 pieces rotating

Rudy - 289 pieces non-rotating

Rudy - 289 pieces rotating

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Life in Holly Ridge was created by TQS guest and classroom instructor, Nancy Prince.  This quilt took approximately 50,000 yards of thread and 5 million stitches.  It measures 75" x 54"  The background fabric was hand painted and Tsukineko Inks were used to in the houses on the hill and the windows and doors on the bias-sided town buildins.  Nancy's grandchildren are the merchants in the town. Life in Holly Ridge took Nancy 1500 hours to complete.  Click here to visit Nancy's website.

Nancy was a guest in Episode 1004: "Painting" with Thread.  Nancy also taught a Thread Painting class in the TQS Classroom.  Click here to visit her classroom.

Life in Holly Ridge - 35 pieces non-rotating

Life in Holly Ridge - 99 pieces non-rotating

Life in Holly Ridge - 99 pieces rotating

Life in Holly Ridge - 300 pieces non-rotating

Life in Holly Ridge - 300 pieces rotating

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Imagining India was created by Pat Holly (one of the designers of the TQS 2013 BOM).  Pat says, "I continue to be inspired by antique textiles from around the world, particularly India.  This quilt was designed and made before I was lucky enough to visit India.  It is entirely machine appliqued and machine quilted."

Imagining India was created from silk and lame fabrics, purchased trims, silk, rayon, and polyester thread.  It is embellished with decorative machine stitches.

Pat's quilt won Second Place, Innovative Applique, at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2012 and Best Wall Quilt at AQS Paducah 2012.  You can learn more about it here.

Imagining India - 36 pieces non-rotating

Imagining India - 100 pieces non-rotating

Imagining India - 100 pieces rotating

Imagining India - 300 pieces non-rotating

Imagining India - 300 pieces rotating

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After you do the puzzle and see the quilt, watch Pat talk about constructing this award winner.

 

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TQS Member, wyomingquilter, AKA Sherry Reynolds, AKA Best of Show Winner at the Houston International Quilt Festival, created this fun quilt for the 2012 IQA Celebrity Silent Auction.  It measures 25" x 25" was machine pieced and quilted on a domestic machine and those "rhinestones" are actually Swarovski crystals.

Rhinestone Cowgirl - 36 pieces non-rotating

Rhinestone Cowgirl - 100 pieces non-rotating

Rhinestone Cowgirl - 100 pieces rotating

Rhinestone Cowgirl - 289 pieces non-rotating

Rhinestone Cowgirl - 289 pieces rotating

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Lucid Moments III was created by Libby Lehman for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative Celebrity Auction 2012.  It is 16" x 16" and was made from cotton and sheer fabrics.  If you'd like to learn more about Libby's techniques as used in this quilt, don't forget to watch her Threadplay video, available until December 31, 2012.

Lucid Moments III - 36 pieces non-rotating

Lucid Moments III - 100 pieces non-rotating

Lucid Moments III - 100 pieces rotating

Lucid Moments III - 289 pieces non-rotating

Lucid Moments III - 289 pieces rotating

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