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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Navy Challenge Quilts

The last few weeks have been so busy, I haven't shared the Navy Quilt Challenge Exhibit. This is the grand prize winner. It truly is stunning. In the ribbon edge are printed the years from 1911 to 2011. I'm still not sure how she did the ghost plane and carrier. It is worthy of Best of Show!

This quilt was not in the show but was done by our Guild several years ago as a gift to the Naval Air Museum. I was honored to have made a patch for this quilt (mine is at 9 o'clock). It's in the permanent display at the museum.

Here is mine - Going Home, hanging with some others. You can read the whole story of my journey to make this quilt. What a thrill.
This quilt was done by my friend Cena and came in 2nd in her division!!!! Congratulations on a great quilt. The face was based on Robert Redford in "The Great Waldo Pepper".
This quilt was done by my friend Sheree and is called Cradle of Aviation. It's of the lighthouse out a NAS - a landmark in Pensacola. How much fun to see all our quilts hanging.
The rest of these pictures were my favorites. They were stunning in person. Some won, some didn't but they were all so wonderful.


This quilt was done the lady who thought up this idea. These were made from real shirts and had tiny buttons and names. Sorry I didn't take a close-up.
The exhibit was hanging in a part of the museum called the hangar. There are planes everywhere!!

This quilt was chosen as viewer's choice. That's a real American Flag appliqued on and it was stunning!
If you get a chance to see this exhibit next year, I hope you'll go. It's a wonderful tribute to 100 years of Naval aviation.
Until next time,
-Karen

3 comments:

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

The quilts are wonderful! is the exhibit up now? We go to Pensacola to see our DS#2/DIL & GD and will be there for Christmas. They live close to the NAS & we have been to the museum a few times. If it's there, I would definitely go to see the quilts.

Lori said...

Wow! What an amazing exhibit!! How fun to see your quilt hanging with them!!

Vivian said...

Thank you for sharing the wonderful talent of all these quilters. The exhibit looks like an event not to be missed. Wish I lived a few states closer.
Did you get a little butterfly in your stomach, seeing yours on display with all the others? How exciting that must have been.