These were the top three quilts chosen in the “Original Design – Small” category at Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019.
1st Place — “Be The Light” by James R. Brown of Twillight Stitchers Quilt Guild
Quilt Story: “The challenge theme: ‘In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must first be present.’ (Francis Bacon) The rising of the sun from the darkness on a regular basis, my inspiration for this quilt and the quilt name.”
2nd Place — “Border Wars” by Chris Jacobs – Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild
Quilt Story: “A modern spin on two traditions: the time honored t-shirt quilt and the historic Missouri/Kansas border war. Both quilts feature improv piecing of t-shirt graphics and honor the rich history of the KU and MU rivalry. Love local.”
3rd Place — “First American Woman” by Marci Hainkel – Nitetime Needlers
Quilt Story: “Each block is about the first American woman to do something. The ladies are amazing.”