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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!


The 2017 Quilts

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"



Opening Bid
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Without Love

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Artist Name: Katherine M Dossman

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

Materials and Techniques: Cotton,embroidery,buttons and crystals.Machine quilted and appliqued.Hand beaded and embroidered

Artist's Statement: My inspiration for this quilt was from a phrase I read in a church bulletin. Without love, everything we do is for nothing.Love must govern our thoughts,actions and words.I chose bright colors and flowers because I love how they make me feel.My art quilts are my unspoken voice to those that don't personally know me.

Size: 16" x 16"



Opening Bid
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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"



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Wild for Color!

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Artist Name: PJ Howard

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

Materials and Techniques: fusible applique, machione quilting, mixed media figurine

Artist's Statement: This woman is WILD for color! Attachment is one of several Women Once Wild. For more info on this series, see http://wowlrp.blogspot.com/ These art pieces give voice to the stories of women who don't fit traditional molds.

Size: 16" x 16"



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LOUD!

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Artist Name: Leslie F Kauffmann

City/Town: Brussels
State/Province:
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"



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On (the Line

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Artist Name: Ramona Bates

City/Town: Little Rock
State/Province: AR
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Used my sewing machine to stitch the words in (on) the phone line. Machine appliqued the birds and phone lines. Cotton fabric which looks like sky with clouds as background. Machine quilted.

Artist's Statement: My mother died almost 8 yrs ago. Though I didn't call often I still miss hearing her voice on the phone (& in person). This piece is a nod to conversations on the phone line and on line (ie Twitter)as we make our voices heard. My mom (& grandmother) would often say "a little bird told me" which I added to the label.

Size: 16" x 16"



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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"



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Good Morning

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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 crayons.

Artist's Statement: The rooster makes me think of a visit to relations in a small Greek village in the mountians. Each morning we were awakened by a rooster crowing, then a dog barking, then a donkey braying. What a way to wake up.

Size: 16" x 16"



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Meow, Meow, Meow

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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"



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You, Me, and the Beach

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Artist Name: Susan L Robbins

City/Town: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Recycled stockings, commercial fabrics, dyed fabrics, embroidery threads, machine quilting and embellishments

Artist's Statement: As a Deaf person, I wanted to share a different perspective what "Voice" means to me visually: watching the fleeting white waves that puts me in a trance; forget the world around me by relaxing in the chair, walking bare feet on the sand that feels delicious and the balloon spreading LOVE to all that brings a smile on my face. WE need more of this to rejuvenate!

Size: 16" x 16"



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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"



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Daily Affirmation for All Makers

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Artist Name: Margaret M Cibulsky

City/Town: Port Washington
State/Province: NY
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Various cottons pieced onto Cherrywood base. Hand embroidery with Perle #8 & #12 cotton.

Artist's Statement: My inspiration for this quilt came after reading Elizabeth Gilbert's book Big Magic. A short section called Fierce Trust, in Part V, grabbed my attention. The "fierce" part of trust is putting your work out there regardless of the outcome. Failure or success does not matter. Trust yourself, your voice, your desire to create because there is value in doing and sharing what you love.

Size: 16" x 16"



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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"



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Memories Speak

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Artist Name: Ann M Bordeau

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

Materials and Techniques: Made of cotton fabric, batting, inkjet printed images, and a vintage handkerchief. Raw edge appliquéd with yo-yo's, buttons, and rick rack embellishment.

Artist's Statement: We all have bits of ephemera that trigger our memories with pleasant voices of the past. It might be a newspaper clipping, a memorial card, a ticket stub, or grandma's handkerchief tucked in the back of your dresser drawer. Familiar handwriting on a recipe card, a journal entry from years ago, an old postmark, or family photos all hold indelible memories. I tried to make my collection generic enough to speak to everyone who cherishes simple objects that hold special memories.

Size: 16" x 16"



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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"



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Quilt Kitty

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Artist Name: Margaret Abramshe

City/Town: Saint George
State/Province: UT
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Materials: Cotton cloth, acrylic paint. dye,liquid water colors, pigment sticks, thread, batting, medium, fusible interfacing Techniques: Whole cloth digitally printed from artists image. Painted with inks, acrylics, dyes, pigment sticks, and liquid water color. Fused applique. Machine quilted.

Artist's Statement: "Quilt Kitty" started as a photo I took with my phone Pilar when she was just 2 month old. As quilters know, cats seem to love our sewing rooms. Pilar is a typical cat in her fondness for finding the perfect spot to nap in my stash of fabric. In this photo she had worn herself out and was sleeping with her tongue out. Though she is no longer a "kitten" she spends time with me as I sew.

Size: 16" x 16"



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Verdant Whispers

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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"



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FORE!

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Artist Name: Phyllis K Campbell

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

Materials and Techniques: cotton fabrics and threads, machine pieced, machine appliquéd, machine quilted

Artist's Statement: The inspiration for my quilt "On the Links ... FORE!" likely came from lazy Sunday afternoons watching golf on television. The beautiful greens, the rolling hills, and the language and history of golf in Scotland all played a part in creating this quilt for the Quilt Alliance's 2017 Voices contest. It seems like a relaxing sport, except when one must cry "FORE!" because of a wild ball in the air!

Size: 16" x 16"



Opening Bid
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Alternative Facts

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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"



Opening Bid
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Dance of many Voices

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Artist Name: Sue K Gies

City/Town: Custer
State/Province: SD
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: I used some hand dyed fabric, ornamental feathers, metal jewelry and my computer to print words on the fabric. I also printed out my label with my home computer and printer.

Artist's Statement: I chose this Native American dancer that represents voices in many diverse ways. Voices of culture, dance, spirit of the people, beautiful colors, music, and the beauty of the Native American costumes, which most likely were all handmade. I used appliqued process. I wanted to incorporate wording within the quilt, so I ironed colored hand dyed fabric onto freezer paper, then typed different phrases and printed them out onto the fabric. I then made those into the fringe of the dancer's quilt that look as like they are flying in the wind as she dances.

Size: 16" x 16"



Opening Bid
$75.00

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Endangered

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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"



Opening Bid
$75.00

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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"



Opening Bid
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My Alzheimer's Voice

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Artist Name: Carol Poole

City/Town: Rockledge
State/Province: FL
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: This quilt was made with hand dyed batiks and silk batting., using burned fabric and raw edge applique techniques. My inspiration was a painting that I saw, in 2015, by deceased artist, Mildred Thompson, while visiting Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum, in Atlanta. I manipulated the image several times on my computer, to achieve my desired effect. I then made a cartoon that divided my 16 x 16 size into 16, 4" x 4" squares, which made it easier for me to focus. I constructed each 4" block with what I wanted within that block, completing the 16, before beginning to sew them together, building 2 by 2, 4 by 4, then the 2 halves together. I used my seam ripper for something besides unsewing. I held the metal point over a candle until quite hot, then punched holes, to create the burned holes in my fabric, simulating the small burnt holes in my memories. Hand seed stitching helped create the movement within the quilt., using various thicknesses and colors of embroidery floss.

Artist's Statement: Having been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimers, I wanted to visually depict how my voice is changing. Once my thoughts, ideas and words were bright, quick, well-formed and easily articulated. They are becoming harder to express and even forgotten, at times, singed around the edges. The vortex expresses what my voice is and what my voice is becoming: less busy worked more reflective and thoughtful. I am slower to anger and am grateful of love.

Size: 16" x 16"



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Mama's voice

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Artist Name: Allie Aller

City/Town: Washougal
State/Province: WA
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Applique, 3 D collage, embroidery, beading, colored pencil, machine quilting

Artist's Statement: I tried to capture the sweet intimacy of a child listening to her mother's voice reading her a story, while they are swinging in the hammock on a summer afternoon.

Size: 16" x 16"



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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"



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Homage to the Hashtag

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Artist Name: Sandi Goldman

City/Town: Annandale
State/Province: VA
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: cotton fabric, cotton batting, cotton and polyester thread

Artist's Statement: Homage to the Hashtag The hashtag is the way to have your voice heard around the world. You can describe your feelings, create a mood and use run-on sentences with this graphic symbol. You can say as much or as little as you choose. #hearmyvoice #loveislove #resist #acceptance #onelove #disarmhate #rainbowconnection

Size: 16" x 16"



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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"



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Discussing the Meaning of Life

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Artist Name: Mary J Puckett

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

Materials and Techniques: Hand dyed cotton fabric from Cherrywood, cut freestyle with scissors, machine pieced, machine quilted.

Artist's Statement: College students spend hours discussing the meaning of life. Most find their way out of the maze, but the path is meandering, much like the physical paths on campus.

Size: 16" x 16"



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Shhh

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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"



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Story-telling

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Artist Name: Helen Branch

City/Town: Whitehouse Station
State/Province: NJ
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Cotton fabric, 80/20 batting, photo-transfer fabric, cotton, monofilament and polyester thread. Raw-edge applique.

Artist's Statement: When I think of 'voices' I remember hearing my mother and her sisters talking in the kitchen at night after I was tucked up in bed. Their voices would rise, lower to whispers, and then they would break out in laughter. Using old letters and fabric scraps, I made a quilt that reflects that tradition of family storytelling that went on before my mother and continues now.

Size: 16" x 16"



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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"



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This Place Matters

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Artist Name: Amy Munson

City/Town: Bismarck
State/Province: ND
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Raw edge applique and free motion quilting.

Artist's Statement: It could be a house, a courthouse, a church, a landscape or an archeological site…everyone has places that are important to them. Places they care about. Places that matter. This Place Matters is a national campaign by the National Trust for Historic Preservation that encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities. Look to your own communities and tell the stories of the places you can't live without. Share your voice to encourage and inspire an ongoing dialogue about the importance of place and preservation in all of our lives.

Size: 16" x 16"



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Names - Voices - Memories

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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"



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Sisterhood of the Pussyhats

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Artist Name: Betsy Vinegrad

City/Town: Short Hills
State/Province: NJ
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Made from fabrics designed by and/or purchased from women. Wool and cotton/polyester batting. Polyester and cotton thread. Pieced, quilted and embroidered on a domestic sewing machine.

Artist's Statement: The Pussyhat Project, conceived of by Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman, was launched to make pink hats as a unifying symbol at the 2017 Women's March. Gatherings took place all over the country to make pussyhats. For centuries, knitting and quilting bees have been safe places for support, sharing of ideas and even political activism. Made at a weekend retreat, inspiration came from many women including fellow quilters, fabric designers, knitters, crocheters and marchers.

Size: 16" x 16"



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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"



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From the Heart, the Mouth Speaks

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Artist Name: Karen Jordan

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

Materials and Techniques: Cotton fabric, thread, ribbon, glue and glitter. Pieced, appliqued and free-motion quilting.

Artist's Statement: What people say comes directly from what is in their heart. Whether it's directly in conversation, commenting on social media or speaking out for a cause. The theme "Voice" made me think of a Bible scripture, Mt 12:34 (For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart). I decided to depict this in my quilt.

Size: 16" x 16"



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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"



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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"



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Where Have All the Children Gone?

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Artist Name: Maude Wallace Haeger

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

Materials and Techniques: Cotton pieced with embroidered faces done with Aurifill thread. Drawings done by the artist and transferred to the piece by drawing on Solvey and then sewing over the Solvey using the darning foot so I could manipulate the piece as needed. There is a small amount of gold lame over one person as well. The inspiration for the people is from iconography.

Artist's Statement: The theme of Voices evokes speech of some type – or at least sound. Our country is undergoing some difficult times, as is the rest of the world. There are people in the world that have some beliefs I do not agree with. "Where Have all the Children Gone?" is specifically asking about the gay men of Chechnya who are being killed. These are young men who grew up in homes that surely must have loved them at one time. And now the parents are being told to kill those children because of their sexual orientation. Once a child is your child that child is always your child and should be protected and cared for even if a parent does not always agree with what the child has become, believes, or whatever... It can also be asking where have ALL the children gone?, as many children are battered or abused or have any number of things happen to them. Their voices of anguish should be heard. (Inspiration for title is Bob Dylan's song "The Answer is Blowing in the Wind") The statement above has been included on the label on the back of the quilt.

Size: 16" x 16"



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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"



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House

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Artist Name: Sandra Teepen

City/Town: Atlanta
State/Province: GA
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Materials: Printed commercial cotton fabric, cotton batting, printed canvas. Technique: Machine sewing with hand sewing details.

Artist's Statement: We learn to use our voices at home - in a house. To me, one of the best sounds from the human voice is the message: I'll be home. Remember the song "I'll be home for Christmas ... if only in my dreams"?

Size: 16" x 16"



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Quilt Talk

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Artist Name: Tim Latimer

City/Town: Lansing
State/Province: MI
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: quilted leather. I do my free motion quilting on an antique treadle sewing machine. I used 40 wt cotton thread and poly embroidery thread.

Artist's Statement: This Quilt represents my obsession with quilting. The voices in my head are often about quilting and those voices in my head need to come out. I talk quilts and I make quilts, and the quilts represent my artistic voice.

Size: 16" x 16"



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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"



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Fight Like a Girl

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Artist Name: Anne Garretson

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

Materials and Techniques: Cotton commercial fabrics, cotton batting, fabric paint

Artist's Statement: This piece was inspired by the sight of two teenage girls standing on top of a concrete pedestal at the Women's March on Washington. Of the thousands of signs I saw that day I was struck by the power of theirs. A scrap of cardboard that read 'fight like a girl' became a message of our strength and their young confidence gave me hope.

Size: 16" x 16"



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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"



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Beach Encounters

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Artist Name: Lisa Ellis

City/Town: Fiarfax
State/Province: VA
Country: United States

Materials and Techniques: Cotton fabrics, raw edge pieced.

Artist's Statement: For many people, piles of stones document a person's spiritual experiences in the wilderness. The Bible tells us that when ancient Hebrews experienced an encounter with God, they would build an altar by piling whole stones. As a sojourner came across a pile of these stones, he or she would be reminded that God was present. At my own beach house on the coast of California, this pile pf stones reminds me to be still and rest. The stones inspire me to let go go my to-do list, to enjoy God's creation, and to go to my studio and create new works of art.

Size: 16" x 16"



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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"



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