July 12, 2009

Stephenie Meyer Quilt: A Work of Art

The Twilight Quilt is completely finished! Vivian delivered it to me on Tuesday (it was so nice to meet her) and I feverishly worked to get it bound, labeled and a sleeve on it so that, as Shannon said, we could treat it like a work of art. As chance would have it, the 36th Annual Quilt Show at the Springville Museum of Art in Utah was accepting quilts this week. The nine of us who worked on the quilt took a vote and as a group we decided to enter it in the show. This is a juried display at the museum. Quality in workmanship, design, color, originality, and general appeal will be the principle criteria applied by the judges. There will be awards for “Best of Show”, “Director’s Award”, “Best Hand Quilting,” as well as seventeen other awards. We obviously don't qualify for the "Best Hand Quilting" award, but is it too much to hope for "Director's Award," or "Best of Show?" (I hope the Director is a fan of the series!) The Quilt Show runs from July 17th to September 2nd and the Awards Presentation and Show Preview will be on Wednesday, July 15th from 5:00 to 6:00 pm MST. My family and I are planning on attending and I will post the results (which I hope will be good!) as soon as I can on Wednesday night.

This quilt has truly been a labor of love for all of us. Each block is an amazing work of art and Vivian's quilting, as you saw in the preview last week, added greatly to the beauty of it. She used matching thread (white on white, black on black, red on red, etc.). She highlighted and accentuated all of the beautiful blocks, quilting design around the main parts of each block, and mostly just tacked the blocks down in the detailed areas so as not to distract from the beautiful work.

Here are some close-up shots of the individual blocks (place cursor in the right hand corner to bring up play options to pause, stop, etc. the slideshow:

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