2011 National Juried Show

The 23 National Juried Show
By Johanna Alford, President

The 2011 National Juried Show was exhibited at the University of Western Ontario at London Hall in London, Ontario in conjunction with Quilt Ontario, from May 25 - May 29, 2011. Ninety-four outstanding quilts were juried into the show. In February, Jury Coordinator Betty Bailey a CQA/ACC Certified Judge met with three jurors, Barbara Law, Valerie Lange and Dianne Sutton to select the best of the best entries. The juried entries arrived in May at the home of the NJS Coordinator, Diane Carson who was responsible for receiving, organizing and arranging space to exhibit this premier show. The three judges Lily Lam, CQA/ACC Certified Judge, Karen Henry CQA/ACC Apprentice Judge and Hilary Rice, CQA/ACC Apprentice Judge completed the task of choosing this year's award winners.

The Awards Presentation was held on May 25, 2011 at 7:30 and it was again my pleasure to present the awards with the assistance of Gayle Szmurlo. It was truly an exciting experience to see the delight and wonder on the faces of the winners.

Congratulation to all of the participants not only the ones selected but to all those who entered. Special congratulations go to the award winners. This year we provided a colour guide and a DVD of the entire National Juried Show. We also thank our sponsors and guilds who made the generous awards possible. We would like to give a special thank you if you are a member of the guild or if you know someone in the corporate sponsors' offices. Their names are in the back of the NJS Guide which will also be included in the fall issue of The Canadian Quilter.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to give a special thank-you to all involved in this years' National Juried Show.

Now I would like to invite you to our next show to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia (my home town) and celebrate the 24 NJS and "Seams like home" from May 30 to June 2, 2012.


National Juried Show 2011

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Best of Show
Baby Lock, Rouge Valley Quilt Guild, Husqvarna, York Heritage Quilt Guild
Barbara Root
Anything is possible

Excellence for Original Traditional Wallquilt
N.J.Harper Co. Ltd., Sackville Threaders Quilt Guild, Elm City Quilt Guild, Long Range Quilt Guild, Elgin Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild
Renske Helmuth

Excellence for Original Traditional Wallquilt
Coats and Clark Canada
Johanna Masko

Excellence for Original Traditional Wallquilt
Battle River Quilt Guild, Central Alberta Quilt Guild
Maggie Vanderweit
Coming Home

Excellence for Traditional Wall/Bed Quilt - from Books or Patterns
Northcott Silk Inc.
Carolyn Hudson
My Baltimore Story

Excellence for Traditional Wall/Bed Quilt - from Books or Patterns
Big Hill Quilters
Karen Jurek
Journey Through the Galaxy

Excellence for Traditional Wall/Bed Quilt - from Books or Patterns
Campbell River Friendship Guild
Beckie Shaw
Going Wild in Canada

Excellence for Representational Wallquilt
Huron Perth Quilt Guild
Carol Goossens
Morning Meditation

Excellence for Representational Wallquilt
London Friendship Quilt Guild
Carol Goddu
Dance as if No One is Watching

Excellence for Representational Wallquilt
Quintessential Quilt Guild
Judy Crannis
The Flebbe Boys

Excellence for Abstract Wallquilt
OLFA N.American Division, Goderich Quilt Guild
Thelma Robbins
Cinnamon Swirl

Excellence for Abstract Wallquilt
Contemporary Sewing Materials
Kate Madeloso
The Mobius Waltz

Excellence for Abstract Wallquilt
Huron Perth Quilt Guild
Cathy Tomm
Blue Days of Summer

Excellence for Bed Quilt Original
Brother International Ltd., Cranbrook Quilt Guild, Prince George Quilt Guild
Cheryl Czaplinski
Hawaiian Punch

Viewers Choice


Excellence for Bed Quilt Original

Husqvarna, York Heritage Quilt Guild

Brother International Ltd.
Gerri Smit
Stars for Evermore

Excellence for Bed Quilt Original
Kemptville Quilters Guild
Kathleen Stuart
Sharon wants Crystal

Excellence for Wearable Art
Pfaff, Region of York Quilt Guild, Prince Edward Co. Quilt Guild
Karen Menzies

Excellence for Wearable Art
Robinson Anton Thread, Westshore Quilt Guild, Ocean Quilt Guild
Leone Strukoff
Suitable Jacket

Excellence in Workmanship: Machine Quilting
Bernina Canada Ltd., Oxford Quilt Guild
Beth Michailidis

Excellence in Handquilting
Edmonton and District Quilt Guild, Sussex Vale Quilters', Niagara Heritage Quilt Guild, Chocolate River Quilt Guild, Fort Saskatchewan Quilt Guild
Myra Tallman
Wedding Quilt #1

Excellence in Workmanship: Piecing
Victoria Quilt Guild, Dufferin Quilt Guild
Brampton Quilt Guild, Saskatoon Quilt Guild, Near North Quilt Guild
Darlene Roger
Love Entangled

Excellence in Workmanship: Applique
Oceanwaves Quilt Society CB, Tidal Threads Quilt & Needle Guild, Kincardine Sunset Quilt Guild, Island Quilter' Quilt Guild, North Shore Pins and Needles Guild
Rachel De Bruyn
Light My Way, Lead Me Home

Excellence in Innovation
Fibre Art Network, Rowenta
Laurie Turik

Excellence in Threadwork, using Wonderfil Threads
WonderFil Threads
Ann Horton
Ancient Weaver

Outstanding Work by a First Time Exhibitor in the NJS
Sylvia Sewing Cabinets, Mahone Bay Quilt Guild, Vernon Silver Star Quilt Guild
Alecia Greenfield

Judge's Choice, Lily Lam
Carol Seeley
My Backyard II

Judge's Choice, Hilary Rice
Heather A.S. Lair
Silk Road Treasures

Judge's Choice, Karen Henry
Joan Reive
Fiddleheads Recycled