2009 National Juried Show

The 21th National Juried Show
By Johanna Alford,

The 2009 National Juried Show was exhibited at TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK, in conjunction with Quilt Saskatchewan, from May 26 to May 30, 2009 . Seventy-six outstanding pieces were juried into the show. In late January, Jury Coordinator Judy Cooper met with the three jurors, Vicky Taylor-Hood, Hilary Rice, and Karen L.Colbourne Martin to make the selections for this year's show. In May, the juried entries arrived in Saskatoon and under the guidance of the local NJS Coordinators, Judith Gidluck and Ann Atchison, our three judges Sandy Simmelink, Margie Davidson, and Jodi-Marie Horne completed the task of choosing this year's award winning entries.

On the evening of May 26, it was my pleasure to present the awards at the National Juried Show Awards Presentation at TCU Place, with the assistance of the Board of Directors..

Congratulations to all of the participants whose pieces were selected to hang in this show and to all of the award winners. The colour catalogue, included with the autumn issue of The Canadian Quilter, will display all of the entries accepted into the 2009 NJS. The catalogue also lists the sponsors for each award and we thank our sponsors for their continued support of this event and of CQA/ACC.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I also wish to give a special thank-you to all involved in this years' National Juried Show, beginning with the jurors and extending to the local volunteers who assisted during the judging and hanging process.

At this time I would like to extend an invitation to our members to join us in April 2010 in Calgary, Alberta and the 22nd National Juried Show

National Juried Show 2009

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Best of Show
Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines Canada

Debby Kemball
Floral Fantasy

Excellence for Abstract Wallquilt: 1st place
Parksville Quilt House QG
OLFA Division of World Kitchens, LLC
Jayne Willoughby Scott
Night Drawing #2

Excellence for Abstract Wallquilt: 2nd place
Big Hill Quilters
Judy Martin
Memory of Wikwemikong

Excellence for Abstract Wallquilt: Honourable Mention
Thelma Robbins
Violet Vortex

Excellence for Representational Wallquilt: 1st place
$1000 In product
Jayne Willoughby Scott

Excellence for Representational Wallquilt: 2nd place
Elna Canada Inc.
Elizabeth Dillinger
Christopher's Decision

Excellence for Representational Wallquilt: Honourable Mention
Helen Fujiki
Nara's Quiet Power

Excellence for Traditional Wallquilt: 1st place
J. N. Harper Co. Ltd.
Judy Martin
Twenty-four Hour Care

Excellence for Traditional Wallquilt: 2nd place
Double O Quilters Guild
Barnswallow Quilt Guild
Thelma Robbins
Colour Wheel

Excellence for Traditional Wallquilt: Honourable Mention
Geesje Baron
Knot in Flow Motion

Excellence for Traditional Wallquilt: pattern or book. 1st place
Kingston Heirloom Quilters
Autumn Splendor

Excellence for Traditional Wallquilt: pattern or book. 2nd place
Kootenay Quilters
Campbell River Quilt Guild
Alice Dzus
Timeless Beauty

Excellence for Traditional Wallquilt: pattern or book. Honourable Mention
Betty Manuel and Cathy Tomm
We Must Be Dotty

Excellence for Bedquilt: 1st place
$2999 In product
Brother International Corp. (Canada) Ltd.
Claire Devoyault
La Basilique Basile le Heureux

Excellence for Bedquilt: 2nd place
Brother International Corp. (Canada) Ltd.
Jennifer Hill
Fresh Fruit Fizz

Excellence for Wearable Art: 1st place
Marj. Moore
Rambling Curves

Excellence in Workmanship: Machine Quilting: 1st place
$1000 in product, $150
Bernina Canada
Vancouver Quilt Guild
Kathleen V. Stuart
Ruby Slippers

Excellence in Workmanship: Machine Quilting: 2nd place
Coats & Clark Canada
Kirsten Johnston
Rose Window

Excellence in Workmanship: Handquilting: 1st place
Edmonton & District QG
Cranbrook Quilt Guild
Dawn Fox Cooper
Kootenay Flowers

Excellence in Workmanship: Handquilting: 2nd place
Orchard Valley Quilters
Brampton Quilt Guild
Cranbrook Quilt Guild
Vanessa Thomson
Fun, Right?

Outstanding work by a First Time Exhibitor in the NJS
$1000 in product
Sylvia Sewing Cabinets
Eleanor Pastic
Frog Pond

Excellence in Workmanship: Piecing
Victoria Quilt Guild
Moose Jaw Quilt Guild
Quintessential Quilters
Fran Lauzon
Snow Shadows

Excellence in Workmanship: Piecing. Honorable Mention
Nancy Francis
Stars over Ireland

Excellence in Workmanship: Appliqué: 1st Place
Durham Trillium Quilters
Halburton Highlands QG
Prairie Piecemakers QG
Northumberland QG
Island Quild Guild
Ridge Meadows Quilt Guild
Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild
Linda Hoiko
Midnight Fantasy Garden

Excellence in Workmanship: Appliqué: Honourable Mention
Joyce O'Connell
An Endearing Moment

Judge's Choice: Margie Davidson
Janome Canada Ltd.
Joan Bielun
Ancient Portals for the Gods II Angkor Wat Cambodia

Judge's Choice: Jodi-Marie Horne
Janome Canada Ltd.
Eleanor Pastic
Ontario Sunset

Viewer's Choice
Pfaff Sewing Machines
Elizabeth Dillinger
Christopher's Decision