Distoriated Picoral took Most Original Design

WooHoo!!! White River Hope took a first place in it’s category and was awarded the show’s most Original Design out of 400 quilts. This is a cash award so that’s a good thing. I also love that the judge seemed to understand art quilts. I was in the judging room when all the art quilts were judged and I was impressed with her knowledge. For an art quilter, this award really meant more to me than Best of Show would have. However, all my first place winners were in the final cut for Best of Show but it went to a beautiful traditional quilt.

This is the quilt that a scribe/judge at a national show said “distoriated picoral”. That’s where the name of my blog came from. I STILL don’t know what that means or what it referred to. It was also in the Denver National Mancuso show and got only great comments from the judge but no ribbon. It was featured in Machine Quilting Unlimited’s Noteworthy Quilts section in their July issue. So all in all I feel good about this piece and what it accomplished.
Because of my RA, I always get marked off on my FMQ “strive for even stitch length” but that’s okay. I do the best I can and I would never turn one of my pieces over to someone else to complete. My threadwork with all it’s flaws is ME and MINE and is where I am now. It takes me forever to do this kind of piece now and before RA I could have done it in a week.

11 thoughts on “Distoriated Picoral took Most Original Design

  1. Congrats on your win. I really like your quilt and the variety of fibers and stitching you used. I have several landscape quilts I need to finish. I gained some of my most valuable quilt show information when I went to a presentation by a NQA judge. Really opened my eyes as to what they look for and how a quilt is judged. Amy http://www.in-the-fold.blogspot.com

  2. I love that you have embraced thid word – whatever it is. Congrats on the river. This is a very cool piece. I have been trying to figure out what she really meant. It is also possible that the scribe was to blame.

  3. Congratulations on the the "distoriated pictoral". It is a beautiful piece. I too am a fairly new blogger and am from Central Arkansas. Will come back and read some more from you.

  4. Congrats on your blue ribbon. It's a lovely quilt. I think the judge or her clerk had a spelling problem, thus the comment.

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