I went to Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara. This is the view one usually got of the Best of Show.
The only thing that would shift the crowd was the white-glove hostess, flipping up the back.
The winning quilt was "America, Let It Shine," by Sherry Reynolds. You can see the entire quilt here, along with the label. Sherry was there for a while. Here she is, explaining some of her techniques to a fascinated show attendee. Congratulations, Sherry!!! The quilt is STUNNING, to say the least.
Sherry had a second quilt in the show, this lovely tribute to Wyoming. The funny thing about this picture is that while I was taking a picture of her next to her quilt, a white-gloved hostess was explaining the ins and outs of the quilt to the woman blocking the central medallion. Both Sherry and I were cracking up at the expert commentary. The hostess was trying to explain why this quilt did not win a ribbon. I don't think she even realized that the maker had won BOS. :)
I had a couple of other pictures, but my computer seems to have swallowed them. Maybe next week...
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