MYSTERY CONVERGENCE CHALLENGE 2016 RESULTS

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Prize-Winners

     
Grand Prize Winner
$250 cash, plus entire RT hand-dyed collection, over $1400 value total prize package.
 
 
Harmony and Balance 
Carol Moellers
Greene, Iowa - 54 x 53
 
"My Harmonic Convergence is made using the Fire Dragon Challenge fabric. I added 2 other Ricky Tims hand dyed fabrics which complement the Tree of Life batik panel I purchased from Shalawalla Gallery & Gift Shop in La Veta. I fussy cut out the appliques for my Harmonic Convergence from the panel. Four Harmonic Convergence sections were made and joined together. The special message this quilt conveys is all about the cycle of life and the harmony and balance that must be presence in order to have a happy and healthy life. It is quilted with Superior King Tut variegated thread."
     
Best Harmonic Convergence 
$50 cash, plus 10 yards hand-dyed fabric, $300 value prize package.
 
 
Watching Butterflies through Double Convergence 
Daniela Martisovitsova
Pella, Iowa - 52 x 53
 
"My mystery fabric was red, which is my favorite color. I combined it with Stephanie Brandenburg 'sketch flower fabricated fabric that looked like colors on a palette. These created magical convergence that flowed from the artists palette to a garden of flowers. Magical fairies at the lower outside convergence are letting in the black (color void) butterflies to fly in the inside convergence where they acquire proper coloration. These black colored butterflies are created with a stencil and inked in. Colourful butterflies are appliqués and seem nicely puffed up because of the wool batting."
     
Best Grand Convergence
$50 cash, plus 10 yards hand-dyed fabric, $300 value prize package.

 
First Class Convergence
Cindy Bell Neville
St. Louis, Missouri - 40x 34
 
"This is a mind picture I saved from a flight home from Fairbanks more than 10 years ago. I looked out the window and saw the moon, glaciers and aurora and now it is a quilt! RIcky TIms hand-dyed fabric, handmade Silk Fusion, Shiva painted moon, hand embroidered glaciers."
     
   

Ten Finalists

 

View from the Couch
Cathy Cunningham

Sanibel, FL - 34 x 34

 
"I combined 3 parts of Ricky's Caveman fabric with one part of a formal print with metallic gold accents. Took forever to decide how to quilt it, but I finally decided to try couching some gold-flecked yarn onto the grid to make it look like a woven window grill. The border is quilted in an amish feather pattern. Both the feathers and the couching were "firsts" for me."
     
 
Quadratic Convergence
Dana Mason
Frankford, DE - 56" x 46 1/4"
 
"Quilt is based on the Fire Dragon mystery fabric I received and uses a batik, a print and another of Ricky's hand dyed fabrics. I pieced 4 identical curved sections and joined them as the basis of the center convergence. The corner border treatment is machine appliqued bias strips. Superior Thread's Rainbow was used for all quilting except stitching in the ditch."
     
 
Twisting and Turning 
Susan Chandler
Valley Center, KS - 31.5" x 32.5"
 
"I love the blue/purple/green of the challenge fabric mixed with a print I couldn't walk away from one day of shopping. The print circles escape into borders and across stripes intertwined with black and white ribbon tails."
 
     
 
A Feathered Convergence
Karen Oliver
Westmont, IL - 32" x 33"
 
"Harmonic convergence with set-in corners, heavily quilted with free motion feathers. All fabric is Ricky Tims hand-dyed, except black inner border."
 
     
 
Eye of the Storm 
Edna Johnson
Pambrun, SK, Canada - 26.5" x 26.5"
 
"Converged Tumbling Block surrounded by 120 degree Snail Trail to edge of quilt to put a new spin on Convergence Quilting. This art quilt was a mystery from start to finish. Thanks Ricky!!!"
 
     
 
Under the SEA-horse 
Lisa Encabo 
Sublimity, OR - 23 x 43
 
"I am a novice SCUBA diver and one of my favorite fish are the seahorses – although I’ve yet to see one in the wild. Machine pieced background, seahorse fusible appliqué collage, machine quilted."
     
  Bubbles 
Bobbie Deans
Bridgetown, WA, Australia
38" x 36"
 
 
"Grand Convergence"
     
 
Flying High 
Lynn Meador
Dallas, TX - 33 x 34
 
"Harmonic Convergence made with gradation and hand dyed fabrics and a fabric panel, applique birds and trees, thread painted trees and other thread enhancements, densely quilted"
 
     
 

Dragon Breath 
Marion Nickey

Calimesa, CA - 45 x 38

"Grand Convergence with free motion embroidery, fm quilting and bobbin work using Caveman Bright with inserts before cutting strips. Flame quilting echos swirl of inserts. Dragon is original drawing. Would love to be fly on wall when you see photo."
     
 
Pathway to Thankfulness 
Dana Lynch
Olive Branch, MS - 32 x 39
 
"The story of this piece starts in the bottom right corner with the broken pieces that represent me, and the devastation I felt when given a diagnosis of uncurable cancer in May of 2016. My face emerges from the broken pieces and begins the journey on the pathway of circles. Each circle has a word embroidered on it starting with fear, and then darkness, broken, pain, Believe, treasures, peace, joy, hope, and thankful. The silhouette represents me being thankful with open arms to receive the love surrounding me represented by the three curling pieces from the edges."
 

Comments   

#9 Sharyle Kingston 2016-12-05 23:01
Congratulations to all of the winners - stunning work everyone! I know some of the commenters are requesting that all entries be [censored]ed, but I would prefer to not be included. I am happy with my work but would prefer to keep it private now. I don't need to be critiqued as I know what my weaknesses are. I entered because it was fun not because I am competitive. Hope everyone understands.
#8 Marilyn Goebel 2016-11-18 10:01
Beautiful work and very inspiring. Congratulations Winners!
A peek at all of the entries would be wonderful.
#7 Dixie 2016-11-15 23:21
The creativity and colors used in all these quilts is absolutely amazing to me! I've sewed for over 40 years but only started quilting a couple of years ago. My creativity is only beginning to surface! Congratulations to all of you!
#6 Sally Pelikan 2016-11-15 21:13
Congratulations to the winners! I too would like to see all the winners. I would particularly like to have some critique on my entry - is that possible?
#5 linda 2016-11-15 13:42
after seeing these, I am glad I missed the deadline due to illness.
#4 Wanda Bublik 2016-11-15 09:17
I would also like to see ALL the entries if possible. Perhaps we who entered could do a Viewers Choice award.
#3 Anne Brennan 2016-11-14 21:35
Is there a place where we can see all the entries?
#2 Dot Collins 2016-11-14 17:31
wish we could see all the entries. I gave the one I did to my granddaughter who was 12 the week after the entries were due. she loved it and is tied to convergence quilts in another one where I used a convergence quilt for the background of a portrait quilt I did of my two granddaughters.
#1 Barb 2016-11-14 14:11
Great quilts, and spectacular winners! Great work, all of you!

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