Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Soul Sisters" Grand Prize Winner!!!


"Soul Sisters" is the Grand Prize Winner for the Alliance of American Quilts!!!  Second Year in a Row to win!  I didn't think it could happen!  I am so honored and completely overwhelmed by this award!  Thank you to everyone who voted for my art quilt.  I am over the moon about it!  

"Soul Sisters" is all about the friendship of two women who enjoy a 'coffee break' from time to time via e-mail.  There is nothing like good friends to pour your heart out to.  I am celebrating my good friend, and teaching partner, co-curator, foodie, and maven of joy and laughter  - Leslie Tucker JenisonHere's to women friends!
16" Square; made with Commercial cottons, Hoffman Batiks and Mistyfused onto blended wool felt, hand painted, stenciled, free motion machine quilted , with a variety of colorful buttons hand sewn on, and the edge was finished with a hand sewn blanket stitch.  Rebel Quilter - no batting, no binding, no fabric backing
Detail of Red
Detail of me
My Inspiration was this photograph of Leslie Tucker Jenison and me -all ready for MIU's Surviving the Runway at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach 2010.  We have fun wherever we go!

21 comments:

  1. Congrats Jamie! Two years in a row...you must be walking on air.

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  2. Congratulations Jamie!!! Party hearty!!!

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  3. This is a vibrant, cheery, "fun" quilt.Well deserved prize! What a thrill!!

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  4. Congratulations - You now need to go buy a lottery ticket or something of equal significance. Kiss the Blarney Stone! Choose a Fantasy Football team! You may just be able to walk on water if you try...

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  5. All I can say is, HOLY GUACAMOLE! I'm so happy for you.

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  6. Congratulations! bet you're still happy dancing :-) Just curious, how big is it?

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  7. I am so thrilled for you, Jamie! I love this quilt so much, as it represents a great universal truth: women friends support each other through joy and sorry. We lift each other up when we need to, and we celebrate the good times.

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  8. Congrats on a well deserved award Jamie.

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  9. Congratulations! I fell in love with your quilt!

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  10. My favorite detail is the little fern on Red's cheek. Love it! Congratulations!

    No fabric backing? Really?

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  11. Wow, wow, wow! That is fabulous news. It is such a joyful quilt, a celebration of friendship.

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  12. AWESOME!!!! I love the fun and whimsy that you put into your work, and this piece is fabulous! Congratulations!

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  13. Congratulations Jamie!! I am so happy for you... and 2 in a row...
    Your faces pieces are the best!
    Nice tribute to your good friend, and women friends everywhere.

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  14. Wow, awesome! Congratulations, it is a wonderful quilt.

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  15. You absolutely deserve it. Nicest part is that there was no subjectivity on the part of specific judges that you shouldn't win again. Can't WAIT to see what you do NEXT year!! Yaaaaaaaayyyyyy!--Eleanor Levie

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  16. Congratulations Jamie! It's a beautiful quilt and deserved to win. It's amazing how well you conveyed the essence of you and Leslie :-)

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  17. Comgratulations Jamie- what a wonderful quilt to celeberate oone of life's wonderful interactions- friendship!

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  18. Congratulations Jamie, A job well don

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  19. Anonymous2:57 PM

    I was there when they announced the awards. They broadcast the event with an Ipad, presumably on the Alliance website. Anyway, the guy from the HandiQuilter company (maybe the CEO) said that he might negotiate a trade-in for last year's machine, since you get your pick of any machine in the line. Your work is wonderful in spirit and vitality and color and all the things that bring joy! Continued success!

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  20. Congratulations Jamie. It is a great piece - there is nothing better than an awesome girlfriend. I see you will also have a piece at the Sacred Threads exhibit. I will too - for the first time.
    Keep on making your wonderful art.

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  21. Yay! Congratulations, Jamie. It is a well deserved award

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