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Amount raised so far: $2,490.00

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Display of Quilts

The nonprofit Quilt Alliance presents a contest, exhibition and auction of small wall quilts every year. This key fundraiser supports our 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.
 

Our 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 our mission, the Quilt Alliance records the stories of quilts and quiltmakers through our oral history projects. We value the human voice as well as your voice expressed in cloth and thread. We encourage everyone who makes quilts to enter our annual contest regardless of their style (traditional, modern, art) or technique (longarm, hand quilting, applique, pieced…) –all are welcomed and valued!
 

We invited entrants to share their opinions, memories, language, conversation and truths in the form of a quilt. Let all voices be heard!

Online Auction

This years online auction is split into 2 groups (updated by October 1).

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

 

Thank you to all of the artists who entered and donated a quilt (or quilts!) to the 11th annual Quilt Alliance contest!


Group 1 Quilts: Nov 13 - Nov 20

Mad to The Bone

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Artist Name: Katherine M Dossman

City/Town: Belton
State/Province: TX
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Cotton fabrics,Mistyfuse,tulle and bias binding for applique.Feathers,deco mesh, mirrors and crystal trim as embellishments.Machine and free motion quilted,hand applique.

Artist's Statement: Mad to the Bone represents my hatred of cancer.I want to encourage women to get their screening mammograms.I am a part of a team in the clinic were I work to help diagnose and care for patients with breast cancer.I would love to use my voice to tell women they are never too young or old to get this disease.My diagnoses of Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma makes me want to help as much as possible.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$85.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


No Fat Quarters Were Harmed

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Artist Name: PJ Howard

City/Town: Denver
State/Province: NC
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: machine sewn piecing, machine quilting guided by hand, couched binding using hand-dyed yarn

Artist's Statement: I challenged myself to make this entry with just fabric from my "small scraps" bag. A few hours later this beauty was finished! What fun!

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$75.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


LOUD!

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Artist Name: Leslie F Kauffmann

City/Town: Brussels
Country: Belgium

Materials and Techniques: Thai silks, cotton batting, backing, and binding, Wonder-Under, metallic, cotton, and polyester threads

Artist's Statement: Quilting is my passion and I tend to make a lot of noise about it. It is a virtually limitless medium for creativity and self-expression and I feel that I learn something new every day. I love it that Quilt Alliance gives me an opportunity every year to voice this creativity and contribute to the worthy cause of keeping quilting traditions alive. "LOUD!" was an experiment with new materials and is done in my favorite "loud" colors.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$85.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 



I Love Quilts

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Artist Name: Mary K Davis

City/Town: Sunnyvale
State/Province: CA
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: I feel that tattoos are a permanent way to share your "voice" with the world (if you choose to let it show). Nothing speaks louder to me about my passion then "I Love Quilts."

Artist's Statement: I've been wanting to make a "tattoo" quilt for quite a while using quilting notions. This is a small mock up of larger quilt that I've been working on (which will have large wings). Maybe someday, when I'm brave, I'll actually get the tattoo.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$85.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


Meow, Meow, Meow

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Award: Members' Choice: Honorable Mention

Artist Name: Nita E Markos

City/Town: Hillsboro
State/Province: IL
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Self tinted fabric, applique, collage, and oil pastel crayon.

Artist's Statement: Anybody who has heard cats romancing at midnight, remembers the sound. These three however are more melodic, beneath their Van Gogh's Starry Night.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$150.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


ME WE

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Artist Name: Scarlet G Sparkuhl Delia

City/Town: Fort Collins
State/Province: CO
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: 100% cotton quilting fabric and thread. Improvisational machine piecing. Improvisational machine and hand quilting.

Artist's Statement: This project has been a reflection on the cultivation of relationships. We come into this life as ME, but live our days as WE. Some relationship are short-lived, while others are cultivated over a lifetime. I have found very few things can be accomplished alone in this world. People come in and out of our lives with purpose. Accept them. Share with them what they came to bring. Love them, and don't fight their exit, for they may come around again.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$100.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 



The Evolution of Women

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Artist Name: Alicia M Sterna

City/Town: Surprise
State/Province: AZ
Country: United States 

Materials and Techniques: This quilt is pieced, appliqued, machine quilted on a domestic machine and embellished with beads.

Artist's Statement: This piece represents the journey of a woman as her self esteem grows. Initially, she is tentative with her opinions, but her voice becomes louder as her self confidence grows. She is most successful when she joins with other women to express group goals and aspirations.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$115.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


Tweets

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Artist Name: Alice Helms

City/Town: Asheville
State/Province: NC
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Fused applique, trapunto, machine-quilting, hand embroidery.

Artist's Statement: At this time of year, I'm hearing the loud and persistent voices of birds every morning. And these days there are loud and persistent human "Tweets" too.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$85.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


Verdant Whispers

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Award: Members' Choice: Honorable Mention

Artist Name: Hope Wilmarth

City/Town: Spring
State/Province: TX
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: cotton material fused and machine appliquéd to background ice-dyed by artist. leaves made of non-woven substrate, painted with acrylics, burned with hot knife, fused and machine appliquéd to background.

Artist's Statement: When gentle winds whisper through birch trees, leaves dance through the branches on their way to the forest floor. And if the hiker's ear is attentive, music fills the air. Swaying giants communicate an indomitable spirit, and the woodland becomes alive to all the senses. Hear the voice of the trees. "Verdant Whispers" was inspired by walks through the forest in Central Oregon on summer vacations.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$105.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 



Alternative Facts

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Award: Judge's Choice Award (Marianne Fons)

Artist Name: Ellen L Hernandez

City/Town: San Antonio
State/Province: TX
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Cotton fabric and batting, zipper, tape measure, buttons. Hand and machine applique, embroidery, fabric pens.

Artist's Statement: The range of political theatrics this last year has been bountiful. "Alternative facts" was one of the most ludicrous, a phrase which will forevermore impact politicians, educators, parents, and children. My Voice entry makes a political jab with a quilting/sewing related version of "alternative facts."

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$175.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


Endangered

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Award: Judge's Choice Award (Marlene Ingraham)

Artist Name: Nancy S Brown

City/Town: OAKLAND
State/Province: CA
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: 100% cotton fabric. Hand appliqued and quilted. Machine pieced. Embroidered whiskers. Tsukineko ink in eye.

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.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$320.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


Civic Duty

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Artist Name: Kristin Shields

City/Town: Bend
State/Province: OR
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: cotton, hand applique, layering, hand embroidery, hand quilting

Artist's Statement: When responsible and conscientious citizens take their civic duty seriously this democracy thrives. Apathy and disillusionment lead to corrupt and immoral governing. I hope the resistance movement of 2017 wakes up Americans to the importance of their vote in future elections.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$75.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 



I Pledge Allegiance

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Artist Name: Pauline Salzman

City/Town: Treasure Island
State/Province: FL
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: cotton fabric, nylon tulle, markers. The faces were printed on fabric and then enhanced with markers. Then it was appliqued The overlay is nylon tulle and the flag was made with markers. Then it was quilted

Artist's Statement: The Pledge of Allegiance is something we as Americans learned in grade school. In these times of political discourse those words should be remembered.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$230.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


Messages

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Artist Name: Carol Esch

City/Town: Pittstown
State/Province: NJ
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Commercial and handprinted fabrics. Sun printed fabric and discharge paste.

Artist's Statement: Messages. Birds knock on windows when someone is dying. I believe they carry the souls of the departed. When I find feathers on the ground or fluttering in the air to the ground I just think of it as a 'message'. To me they are spiritual and I collect feathers for that reason.

Size: 16" x 16"



Opening Bid
$75.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


Shhh

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Award: Members' Choice: Honorable Mention

Artist Name: Beth Shibley

City/Town: Los Alamitos
State/Province: CA
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: fabric, pen, pencil, scraps, machine quilted

Artist's Statement: This quilt is for the voices we can't hear.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$75.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 



The Daily Buzz

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Artist Name: Maria F Cousins

City/Town: Great river
State/Province: NY
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: I took a picture of a butterfly on a flower and then a bee landed on it and I captured the image. They looked like they were talking to each other. I then added the wasp and the ant and they are conversing. Their conversation is written in morse code on the radio waves in the sky. They are also reading the title on the back of the quilt in braille. Both the Braille and Morse code alphabet is included on the quilt label along with its secret message.

Artist's Statement: The quilt is hand painted on silk with fabric paints and dyes then machine and hand embroidered. The center of the flower is all hand done with French knots. The bee, butterfly, wasp and ant were first machine embroidered and then machine appliqued on the quilt. The actual voices of the critters are told in morse code and the title is in the back in Braille French knots. The flower petals and the leaves were thread painted and then double layered for texture and dimension. The border was made from left over silk embroidered upholstery fabric.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$125.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


Names - Voices - Memories

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Award: Judge's Choice Award (Meg Cox)

Artist Name: Annedore Neumann

City/Town: Moenchengladbach-Wickrath
State/Province: NRW
Country: Germany

Materials and Techniques: Commercial and handdyed cotton, silk. Threads are cotton, poly and metallics. Ticker tape appliqué, writing and final quilting by machine

Artist's Statement: You read or hear a name and immediately recall the voice - unforgettable, unmistakable - the situation, time of your life. Although some are gone, they still accompany you: musicians, authors, actors, your favourite radio man, the Queen, the translator and interpreter of "Winnie-the-Pooh", your children's fairy tale teller ( on tape ! ), three Nobel laureates of literature, Robert de Niro's german voice, an Academy Award winner Documentary, a literary critic, a soccer star....... but no politician !

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$75.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


Voices In My Head

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Artist Name: Janet M Bergman

City/Town: Ottsville
State/Province: PA
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Trapunto, free motion quilting and markers

Artist's Statement: This years theme, 'Voices', brought so many feelings and ideas to mind. However, in the end, the voices in my head won out. Putting down some of the many thoughts and phrases (from childhood to the present) helped me clear my head if only for a few minutes and proved very therapeutic!

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$75.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 



Our Home

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Artist Name: Ann R Holmes

City/Town: Asheville
State/Province: NC
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Cotton fabrics and batting. Printed Treasure fabric and free clip art for the earth. Zig zag Free motion quilting for lettering. Invisible thread and white rayon thread.

Artist's Statement: Our bodies have an immune system and so does our planet. But what is the tipping point where all living things will be in danger? Humans and plants like breathing clean air and legislation requiring scrubbers on coal burning power plants have reduced acid rain and other air pollution. But, ocean temperatures are now rising, melting icecaps and killing sea coral, the home to many aquatic species. We desperately need laws to mitigate climate disruption.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$75.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


Patriotically Resisting

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Artist Name: Jessica Skultety

City/Town: Phillipsburg
State/Province: NJ
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Free motion quilting, hand quilting, raw edge applique

Artist's Statement: In the aftermath of the 2016 election, I felt frustrated by insinuations that those who don't trust or believe in President Trump are unpatriotic. In fact, my love for my country inspires me to resist against forces that threaten it. I decided to shout this to the world accompanied by a patriotic pussyhat, a symbol of the most empowering day of my life so far, the Women's March (1/21/17).

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$135.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


The Answer my Friends is Blowing in the Wind...

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Artist Name: Maude Wallace Haeger

City/Town: West Chester
State/Province: OH
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: As mentioned above, the background was created using the motif I have used for several quilts. The name I gave it was Roads and Horizons and is done by taking at least two different pieces of cloth and cutting them freehand into the pieces needed and then moving them around like puzzle pieces to create the background - and of course sewn together! I drew all the faces onto Solvey and then used that to guide me as I used the darning foot of the sewing machine to allow me to embroider by hand on machine...LOL.

Artist's Statement: As the answer to "Where Have all the Children Gone?" is the companion piece with the winds blowing into the universe which is represented by the sun. I created this piece to be answering the other piece, but also as a piece that was not so sad. If there is an answer somewhere, there is hope. The winds were inspired from an old map from the 1400's that I originally used for a quilt I began in 1967. While in high school I was alone most of the time. I embroidered for hours to entertain myself. My mother and I had discussed the Caswell Carpet, which is actually an incredible embroidered carpet made of squares with different designs on each square. The Caswell Carpet is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As does happen, other people's work of the past can influence the present which is what happened for me. I did end up creating a huge embroidered quilt with blue and white squares - each individually embroidered by hand. There is a sun at the center of the original quilt with the winds placed at the four major directions. Now I embroider on the machine but guide the pieces by hand. The winds and sun have been placed upon a background of a motif I use a lot which I created at a Nancy Crow workshop several years ago. Whatever your beliefs are, hopefully voices are speaking to you – the answers/voices are blowing in the wind… (Inspiration for title is Bob Dylan's song "The Answer is Blowing in the Wind")

Size: 16" x 16"



Opening Bid
$75.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 



Voces Populi (Voices of the People)

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Artist Name: Andrea Murray

City/Town: Brooklyn
State/Province: NY
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Fabric created by weaving strips of cotton quilting fabrics, printable fabric, cotton batting, cotton thread. Raw-edge machine applique, machine quilting.

Artist's Statement: In recent months and years, US citizens have been very active in exercising their right to free speech. When I heard the theme of this year's contest, I wanted to highlight a few of the many issues that have inspired people of the United States to make their voices heard. The cutouts in the woven fabric were inspired in part by Ejay Weiss' 9/11 Elegies series at the 9/11 Memorial.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$75.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


Text Love

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Artist Name: Garen Sherwood

City/Town: Chapin
State/Province: SC
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Appliqué, machine quilting and handwriting - mine and theirs.

Artist's Statement: A treasure trove of texts to my sons, hidden in my phone, where my voice can be seen and I am sure heard too! An unexpected cache of small love letters.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$85.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 


UGH

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Artist Name: Earamichia Brown

City/Town: New York
State/Province: NY
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: fabric and misty fuse, raw edge appliqué and machine quilted.

Artist's Statement: The title is often said under my breath or in my head. It seems to be happening a lot more the older I get. The voice that comes out can be a frustrated “I Got This”. In this comic book setting, you can imagine the superwoman having to drop what she is doing to handle the emergency of the day. For the Quilt Alliance Voices theme, I chose this because lately I have been required to rush in and “handle” things. Ugh is a new favorite word... and I got this is a now overused phrase.

Size: 16" x 16"



Leading Bid
$85.00

Time Left
1d, 4h

 




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