2017 Seven Sisters Quilt Show Gallery

Viewers Choice Awards

Quilts

twelve appliqued blocks surrounding a large central block all using floral motifs

Quilter: Meredith Dority
Title: Labor of Love
Guild: Gold Coast Quilters

Challenge: Celebrate With 10 Fabrics

Large flower and the word create

Award: First Place
Quilter: Susan Scott
Title: Celebrate the Teacher
Guild: Santa Maria Valley Quilt Guild

female figures in street scene

Award: Second Place
Quilter: Elizabeth Roebber
Title: Celebrating Women
Guild: Almond Country Quilt Guild

horizontal bands of flowers below band of trees and sky

Award: Third Place
Quilter: Janet Herrera
Title: A Carrizo Plains Celebration
Guild: Almond Country Quilt Guild

Garments

Coat of orange, red and brown fabrics

Award: First Place
Quilter: Mary Ann Reed
Title: Cardamom Coat
Guild: SLO Quilters

Jacket of crazy quilt fabrics and embroidery

Award: Second Place
Quilter: Julie Tracy
Title: Crazy Quilt Himalayan Jacket
Guild: SLO Quilters

Jacket featuring pigs

Award: Third Place
Quilter: Dawn Stemper
Title: When Pigs Fly
Guild: Almond Country Quilt Guild

Sponsored Awards

Creative Design

pieced Jacket and dress

Sponsor: Mulberry Leaf, Gay McNeal
Quilter: Dorothy Deis
Title: Evening Fiesta
Guild: Almond Country Quilt Guild
Amount: $200

Evolution of Quilting

quilt of overlaid circular and square patterns

Sponsor: Jan Ostermann & Darlene Shubert
Quilter: Loris Mills
Title: Practice Peace
Guild: Gold Coast Quilters
Amount: $200

Leavitt Memorial Animal Quilt

Quilt featuring a steer made of vertical strips

Sponsor: Judilyn Duba
Quilter: Sally Inouye
Title: Bushwacker
Guild: Central Coast Quilters
Amount: $200

Manly Award

quilt featuring appliqued moose head

Sponsor: SLO Shears
Quilter: Susan Scott
Title: Brian’s Song
Guild: SLO Quilters
Amount: $100

Original Design

Quilt features a horse surrounded by western elements

Sponsor: Santa Maria Valley Quilt Guild
Quilter: Lori Gill
Title: Queen of Hearts
Guild: SLO Quilters
Amount: $100

Outstanding Art Quilt

lilly pads and koi fish

Sponsor: Dorothy Elerding
Quilter: Ann Waskey
Title: Feeding Time at the Koi Pond
Guild: Santa Maria Quilt Guild
Amount: $100

Outstanding Machine Quilting (Sit-down, Mid-arm or Domestic Machine)

detailed symmetrical large star element in the middle

Sponsor: Dorothy Elerding
Quilter: Janice Minyard
Title: Stars and Feathers
Guild: Gold Coast Quilters
Amount: $100

Outstanding Machine Quilting
(Stand-up, Long-arm)

modern pattern of squares composed of vertical strips

Sponsor: SLO Creative Studio
Quilter: Irene Dailey
Title: Peach Sorbet With Blueberries
Guild: SLO Quilters
Amount: $100 Gift Card

Outstanding Modern Quilt

field of thin vertical elements with squares on top

Sponsor: Picking Daisies
Quilter: Darlene Shubert
Title: Broadway Lights
Guild: Gold Coast Quilters
Amount: $100

Outstanding Pieced & Appliqued Quilt

apppliqued quilt blocks of harvest elements

Sponsor: Central Coast Quilters
Quilter: June Hollister
Title: Heartland Harvest
Guild: Santa Maria Valley Quilt Guild
Amount: $100

Outstanding Use of Hand Dyed Fabric

Quilt of layered rectangular elements with circular accents

Sponsor: Dragonfly Dyeworks
Quilter: Gay McNeal
Title: We Are Of One World
Guild: Bear Valley Quilt Guild
Amount: $150 Gift Card

Outstanding Youth Quilt (8–10)

Quilt with four potted hearts

Sponsor: Kelsey & Michael Parolini
Quilter: Tyler Ontiveros, Kailani Souza, M’Che Velasquez, N’Dea Velasquez
Title: Love Grows Here
Guild: Santa Maria Valley Quilt Guild
Amount: $50

Outstanding Youth Quilt (11– 14)

horizontal bands of varying width blocks

Sponsor: Lisa Boatman
Quilter: Kaitlin Turner
Title: Cool Fire
Guild: SLO Quilters
Amount: $75

Outstanding Youth Quilt (15–18)

squares and rectangles of solid and cup cake fabrics

Sponsor: Anne & Milton Kaver
Quilter: Marhya Orosco
Title: Pink, Purple and Chocolate Cupcake Quilt
Guild: Almond Country Quilt Guild
Amount: $100

Suzanne McDermott Memorial – Outstanding Machine Embroidery

Layered squares of floral fabrics and embroidered elements

Sponsor: Wild Thimbles
Quilter: Janie Walker
Title: Floral Delight
Guild: Central Coast Quilters
Amount: $100

Tell It Like It Is!

Dress made of foil packages and net

Sponsor: SLO Creative Studio
Quilter: Kate Snell
Title: Trashion Queen
Guild: Almond Country Quilt Guild
Amount: $100 Gift Card

Professionally Judged Awards

Applique

twelve appliqued blocks surrounding a large central block all using floral motifs

Award: First Place
Quilter: Meredith Dority
Title: Labor of Love
Guild: Gold Coast Quilters

Applique floral blocks with red sashing

Award: Second Place
Quilter: Anne Kaver
Title: Nature Walk
Guild: Santa Maria Valley Quilt Guild

Nine applique blocks with applique border

Award: Honorable Mention
Quilter: Meredith Dority
Title: Butterflies and Blooms
Guild: Gold Coast Quilters

Art Quilt, Non-Representational

Quilt of layered rectangular elements with circular accents

Award: First Place
Quilter: Gay McNeal
Title: We Are of One World
Guild: Bear Valley Quilt Guild

abstract yellow quilted sun raising over waves

Award: Second Place
Quilter: Kathi Battles
Title: Here Comes the Sun
Guild: SLO Quilters

radiating pieced background with abstract elements

Award: Honorable Mention
Quilter: Patricia Bromberger
Title: Mesa Verde Color Wheel
Guild: Bear Valley Quilt Guild

Art Quilt, Pictorial

lilly pads and koi fish

Award: First Place
Quilter: Ann Waskey
Title: Feeding Time at the Koi Pond
Guild: Santa Maria Valley Quilt Guild

embroidered bird in cactus

Award: Second Place
Quilter: Sandy Pry
Title: Hide and Seek
Guild: Almond Country Quilt Guild

Pieced musk ox

Award: Honorable Mention
Quilter: Sharon Wyche
Title: Mrs. McTavish
Guild: Central Coast Quilters

Duet

Traditional pieced star blocks

Award: First Place
Quilter: Karen Hogan
Title: Prairie Flowers
Guild: SLO Quilters

squares and triangles in diagonal grid

Award: Second Place
Quilter: Meri Kay Gurnee
Title: Spumoni
Guild: SLO Quilters

Appliqued circles on blocks of asian fabric

Award: Third Place
Quilter: Anne Kaver
Title: Intensely Japanese
Guild: Santa Maria Quilt Guild

Group Quilt

Apliqued flower blocks on solid background

Award: First Place
Quilter: Andi Perejda
Title: Moku Pua
Guild: Central Coast Quilters

Freeform piecing of african fabrics

Award: Honorable Mention
Quilter: Kathi Battles
Title: African Joy
Guild: SLO Quilters

Hand drawn and colored cat blocks with purple sashing

Award: Judge’s Choice
Quilter: Judilyn Duba
Title: Kitty Cat Town
Guild: Bear Valley Quilt Guild

Large Wall Quilt

Pieced blocks on a circular background

Award: First Place
Quilter: Janice Minyard
Title: Kaleidoscope
Guild: Bear Valley Quilt Guild

black and white grid center square creating a three dimensional buldge within additional squares

Award: Second Place
Quilter: Linda Rhodes
Title: Feathers and Squares
Guild: Santa Maria Valley Quilt Guild

Attic window blocks with multi colored sashing

Award: Third Place
Quilter: Sue Fiscalini
Title: Flowers Inside the Rainbow
Guild: Central Coast Quilters

Miscellaneous

monochromatic whole cloth quilt with detailed maching quilting

Award: First Place
Quilter: Janice Pipes
Title: Feathered Star
Guild: Central Coast Quilters

Appliqued pot of flowers

Award: Honorable Mention
Quilter: Janice Minyard
Title: Oh Happy Day!
Guild: Central Coast Quilters

Mixed Technique

sixteen themed shadow blocks

Award: First Place
Quilter: Sue Fiscalini
Title: Sue’s Journals
Guild: SLO Quilters

nine basket blocks with pieced border

Award: Second Place
Quilter: Janet Rogers
Title: Basket Quilt
Guild: Almond Country Quilt Guild

Quilt featuring a steer made of vertical strips

Award: Honorable Mention
Quilter: Sally Inouye
Title: Bushwacker
Guild: Central Coast Quilters

Modern Quilt

abstract flowers on vertical strips of flower fabrics

Award: First Place
Quilter: Kerry Hubbard
Title: Pressed Flowers
Guild: Gold Coast Quilters

New Quilter

embroidered basket squares in field of pastel squares

Award: First Place
Quilter: Donna Ingram
Title: Wishing You Flowers and Happiness All Your Life
Guild: Santa Maria Quilt Guild

Sampler quilt

Award: Second Place
Quilter: Kitty Brunner
Title: Road Trip With 63 Herman
Guild: Bear Valley Quilt Guild

sweater blocks

Award: Honorable Mention
Quilter: Kate Medvedoff
Title: Ugly Christmas Sweater Quilt
Guild: Santa Maria Valley Quilt Guild

Pieced Bed

detailed symmetrical large star element in the middle

Award: First Place
Quilter: Janice Minyard
Title: Stars and Feathers
Guild: Gold Coast Quilters

Modern quilt with multicollored pieced blocks in white field

Award: Second Place
Quilter: Lori Gill
Title: Walk in the Garden
Guild: SLO Quilters

Log cabin and ohio star blocks

Award: Honorable Mention
Quilter: Diane Pirman
Title: In This House We Do Love
Guild: Santa Maria Quilt Guild

Small Wall Quilt

lattice over multi colored squares

Award: First Place
Quilter: Kerry Hubbard
Title: Trellised Garden
Guild: Gold Coast Quilters