Congratulations to our winners this year: Karen Lacina for both Best Meets the Challenge and President's Choice, and Mary Ann Braithwaite for Viewer's Choice.
Karen Lacina's quilt is 21" x 25" and consists of a needle turned collage applique' yellow rose. There is some free style hand embroidery on the leaves and stem and raw edge quilting done on the 'fringe' with her domestic machine using a walking foot. She used a long arm machine to quilt the free motion zigzag around the frame.
Mary Ann Braithwaite's quilt is about 42" wide and 22" high. She used needle turn applique for the leaves. The flowers are silk or silk organza and are made with an origami technique. They were tacked down after the quilting was finished.