Best in Show–Focus Through the Prism

Now that you’ve seen the winners for each challenge it’s time to announce the quilt who won the title of “Best in Show”.  To determine this I asked each of the five judges to tell me there absolute favorite quilt.  Of course – they all picked a different one.  My next step was to take Trisha Frankland, Diane Lapacek, and my favorites into account … again all different.

So – what does one do?  I really didn’t want this to be a popular vote type thing.  So I created a secret voting poll that I only shared with quilting industry professionals and I asked them to vote for their favorite of the eight quilts selected by the group mentioned above.  Only the pictures of the quilt and the name of the quilt were shared … the creator was anonymous.  From this I was able to determine the “Best in Show.”  I am going to share with you all eight quilts that made the “Best in Show” cut and announce the winner at the bottom.

Judge’s Choice

“Curve Ball” by Becky Grover

Judge’s Choice

“Keeping it Simple” by Audrey Manning

Judge’s Choice

“Come Fly With Me!” by Roxy Pike

Judge’s Choice

“Monkey with a Wrench” by Linda Syverson Guild

Judge’s Choice

“Kick up Your Heels” by Leslie Carmichael

Judge’s Choice

“Nine Patch Doodle” by Linda Syverson Guild

Judge’s Choice

“My Tumbleweed Friends” by Victoria Mansfield

Judge’s Choice

“Shining Stars & Friends” by Gail Oliver

And when the poll closed we had our “Best in Show Winner!”


Congratulations to Victoria Mansfield and her quilt “Tumbleweed Friends”!


The first series of Project QUILTING Focus Through the Prism Quilts is hanging in at the Sun Prairie, WI Quilt show today, tomorrow and Tuesday. I hope if you're in the area though you take a few minutes to check out the exhibit.

1 comment:

  1. Triple wow!!! What an amazing array of quilts which show such talent. Quite how any one can pick one favourite is beyond me and I can quite see how you needed to seek extra help. But the rigour you applied gives the process real edge versus the popular vote so worth that extra step. I can't imagine how much time this takes you Kim but as a regular reader of your blog it has sure lifted my spirits this morning and there's inspiration galore.


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