MORE ABOUT QUILT BC 2013:SOME OF THE NJS AWARDS

I promised you I would share some pics of winning entries at  the NATIONAL JURIED SHOW OF QUILT BC in Penticton held last month.  Click on the link to see all the award winning quilts. Here goes with a few:

JOAN BIELUN OF PENTICTON MADE THIS QUILT: ELEMENTS OF CHANGE
JOAN BIELUN OF PENTICTON MADE THIS QUILT: ELEMENTS OF CHANGE

Joan tells me that she feels pretty lucky to have won an award in the NJS.  We know more than luck was involved in this Award! Joan won 1st place in the category: ORIGINAL DESIGN REALISTIC PICTORIAL WALL QUILT.

CLOSE UP OF THE WAVES
CLOSE UP OF THE WAVES

Joan used her Janome Horizon 7700  to make this quilt ( this machine is almost the same as the ELNA 740 EXCELLENCE).  She explains that the sky is commercial fabric, stitched with 100 wt.  invisifil thread (Wonderfil) which Joan loves to use.  The wave (made by the silk  fusion process and hand needle felting) has a base of bombyx silk sliver, natural silk in sericin, tussah silk noile, degummed  throwsters silk and angelina. The water and waves below (also silk fusion and hand needle felting) are a base of hand painted tussah silk fibre (from Treenway silks), merino silk sliver, bombyx and  tussah silk sliver, degummed throwsters silk and angelina. The birds  and mountain top are also silk fusion bombyx and tussah silk  embellished with pearl paint. The mountain base is needle felted  merino wool. The boats are hand applique hand painted fabric.

Well done, Joan, we are honoured to be associated with your talent. And thrilled that such an incredible quilt was made on our sewing machines.

Cathy Martino works at our Nanaimo dealer: SNIP AND STITCH.  She teaches classes in the store and also finds the time to create quite an array of stunning quilting projects and garments. Cathy & I share common interests as we both love to sew quilts and garments. Cathy teaches quilting classes as well as serger and Coverhem machine (EL444) classes in this store.

Cathy standing proudly with her NJS ribbon and wearing her kwiksilver jacket
Cathy standing proudly with her NJS ribbon and wearing her kwiksilver jacket

Cathy entered her Kwiksilver jacket into the WEARABLE ART category in the NJS 2013. She was awarded 1st place in this category.  One of my quilting friends who saw the jacket said this: “Finally something in the wearable art section that I would be happy to actually wear!”. It was just lovely: made with a luxurious silver grey fabric with meticulous embellishments.

Back of the jacket showing embroidery & pintucks etc
Back of the jacket showing embroidery, embellishment of pleats & pintucks.

Cathy shares with us that she prewashed the silk dupioni so that it wouldn’t water spot when she wears it.  It is quilted with silk batting.  Pleating was done on a pleater board.  The embroidery designs are from Lace Glorious Lace by Jenny Haskins.  Cathy used Kwik Sew pattern#3460.  The corded trapunto on the lower back was done with twin needles with yarn inserted between the bobbin thread and batting.  She used an Elna Even feed foot (walking foot) for the quilting as well as a quilting guide + she used the guide on the Edge stitch foot to stitch all the hong kong finished seams on the inside of the jacket.  Her jacket is made in tone on tone colors so that she can wear it with jeans and a bright tank top  or to put over that little black dress.  She loves that it is warm but not overly bulky.

Thank you, Cathy for sharing this with us and …..congrats! We are proud of you.

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About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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