The QUILTS, Houston 2018- The BIG Winners


I saved the best for (one of the) last in my series of posts following the 2018 International Quilt Market & Festival, because now it’s time to show you some of the amazing quilts from this show! I think this time I’ll break from my normal routine & first show you the quilts that were actually the BIG winners. I have my reasons for doing this which I’ll explain later, but for now here are the quilts that were deemed the greatest of them all in this year’s International Quilt Market & Festival!

“Eternal Beauty” by Sherry Reynolds of Laramie, WY
This incredible quilt won the Handi Quilter “Best of Show” award win a purse of $12,500.00.
Sherry dedicated this quilt to her Mom.

“Over the Waves” by Setsuko Matsushima of Japan
Setsuko’s quilt was the winner of the “Founder’s Award and $7500.00

“An Old Woman With Joyous Face” by Marina Landi of Sau Paulo, Brazil
This amazing quilt was the winner of the BabyLock World of Beauty award and $7500.00.

“Blue Anemone” by Andrea Brokenshire of Round Rock, TX
Andrea was the proud recipient of the Superior Threads Master Award for Thread Artistry and $5000.00.

“Velvet Flowers” by Linda Anderson of La Mesa, CA
This unique piece was the winner of the Gammill Master Award for Contemporary Artistry along with $5000.00.

“Reminiscience” by Mariko Takeda of Japan
And finally we have the traditional piece which was the winner of
the Robert S Cohen Master Award for Traditional Artistry and $5000.00.

Congratulations to all of these big winners! They were each amazing and beautiful in their own way but let’s face it, given the fact that there’s 3-4 football fields of quilts to choose from every year, I’ll never understand how the judges choose the winners given the extremely high level of competition at this show!

Oh I understand that it’s purely subjective and that a different panel of judges could possibly have rendered a different panel of winners and for that reason, do stay tuned for my next post when I plan on showing you the quilts I loved best in the 2018 International Quilt Market & Festival!

And now…. it’s YOUR turn!

I’d love to know which of these quilts was YOUR favorite and if you’ve ever had the pleasure of actually being a judge in a quilt show!  And remember, we love reading your comments and answering your questions too, so please feel free to leave either or both in the space provided below.

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