2018 dates: Friday and Saturday, May 11 & 12
2017 Metro Quilt Expo Awards
Best of Show, Large Sponsored by Rae-Bon Sew & Quilt Shop, Fargo
Best of Show, Small Sponsored by Blow’s Sew-n-Vac, Fargo
Viewers’ Choice Sponsored by Creative Dimensions Quilting, Fargo and Minot
Special Sponsored Awards
Hand Workmanship Award Vestments, Mary Chalmers sponsor: Willow Wood Market
Hand Quilting Award In the Garden, Mary Rose sponsor: Honeygrove Handcrafts Excellence in Appliqué Award Forever Blooming, Karen Boe sponsor: Designer Fabrics Scrappy Quilt Award Garden Party, Kathleen Moorhead Johnson sponsor: Faye’s Henhouse
Machine Embroidery Award Sedona Star, Kathleen Moorhead Johnson sponsor: Rae-Bon Sew & Quilt
Modern Quilt Award Crazy Colorful Quilt, Britni Kraft sponsor: Quilted Ladybug Rising Star Youth Award Colors of Love, Abby Fuglseth sponsor: Modern Textiles
Art Quilt Award Metro Vista, Colleen Carlson sponsor: Inspired Designs Specialty Techniques Award Into the Rabbit Hole, Peggy Spitzer sponsor: Stoneridge Quilting
Landscape/Pictorial Award Confederate Chicken, Barb Zeleznik sponsor: Quilting for You Exquisite Embellishment Award Crazy Hearts, Elaine Keller sponsor: 183 Trading Company Machine Quilting Award Copper Blossoms, Debbie Kauffman sponsor: Red River Machine Quilters Life is Good Award Abundance, Caron Lage sponsor: Bay Window Quilt Shop, in memory of Barb Bunnell Best of Batik Full Bloom, Vonnie Gunderson sponsor: SewBatik Kit or Block of the Month Sunflower Gatherings, Caroline Lorentzen sponsor: What a Hoot Quilting
Three special exhibits were included in the 2017 Metro Quilt Expo:
The Quilts of Beth Nufer
Big, Bold, Beautiful, and One of a Kind are only a few words to describe the quilts of Beth Nufer. This amazing and humble lady creates her quilts on graph paper then pieces them into the finished quilt. Quilting since 2005, Beth was encouraged to enter national competition in 2009. Since then her quilts have received many awards and have appeared in numerous magazines. Her style is very recognizable and her quilts memorable. She will also have her new show quilt debuting in our exhibit! Beth resides in Oregon with her husband. She says quilting is a lot easier on her body than the movie and television stunt work she did in the 80’s!
Postcards to Friends by Designing Quilters
Choose a theme, any theme, and receive 6 original fabric postcards from your friends! Of course, you have to make 6 postcards on various themes as well. That was the recent project of the Designing Quilters of the FM area. The display will feature these 5″x7″ fabric cards, grouped according to their themes, such as National Parks, or Circus, or Under the Sea. You will enjoy this amazing creativity.
REMEMBERING BARB BUNNELL
Barb Bunnell left an enduring imprint on the world of quilting. An accomplished quilter whose work earned many ribbons including Best of Show, she was a pivotal influence on the mission of the Quilters’ Guild of North Dakota. She served as president from 1993-1994. Under Barb’s leadership, the first Indian Summer Quilt Show and Conference was launched in 1991, an event that has consistently drawn quilters from the upper Midwestern US and Canada for nearly 25 years. Many will remember Barb’s popular Quilter’s Quarters store on Main Avenue in Fargo during the 1990s.
Barb’s untimely death on January 31, 2016, at the age of 62, left a great void in this universe. An exhibit of her work is included in the 2017 Metro Quilt Expo. Please stop by to view a sample of Barb’s quilts, videos of her well-lived life, an opportunity to share your memories with her family and some unfinished projects that have been lovingly completed by her friends.
We welcomed these vendors to our first ever Metro Quilt Expo!
183 Vintage Button Trading Company LLC, Minot sponsor of the Exquisite Embellishment With Buttons and Beads award
Blow’s Sew-N-Vac, Fargo sponsor of the Best of Show Award, small quilts
Comforts of Home, Jamestown sponsor of the Original Design award
Designer Fabrics, Carrington sponsor of the Excellence in Appliqué award
Faye’s Henhouse Quilts, Mayville sponsor of the Scrappy Quilt award
Honeygrove Handcrafts, Fargo Debbie Richman dyes fabric and socks, makes soap, buttons and other embellishments, and more! sponsor of the Hand Quilting award
Inspired Designs, Horace Connie Bruse art quilts and more sponsor of the Art Quilt award
Modern Textiles, Fargo sponsor of the Youth Award
Quilting for You, Washburn sponsor of the Landscape or Pictorial award
Rae Bon Sew and Quilt Shop, Fargo sponsor of the Best of Show Award, large quilts & Machine Embroidery
Stoneridge Quilting, Enderlin sponsor of the Specialty Technique award
The Quilted Ladybug, Moorhead sponsor of the Modern Quilt award
What a Hoot Quilting, Fergus Falls sponsor of Kit or Block of the Month award
Willow Wood Market, Bemidji sponsor of the Hand Workmanship award