Judged Quilt Awards

Thanks to our judge Sandy Gard for the challenging job of choosing the best of all the incredible entries for KCRQF 2021.   We also thank all those who participated by submitting their quilts to be enjoyed at the Festival!

Best of Show - 1st Place

Title: "Crazy Four Ewe"

Maker: Janet Stone

Pattern Source: Original

Quilted by: Janet Stone

Story:  Inspired by crazy quilts and wool applique, I used cotton flannels, quilted the entire quilt without the blocks attached, quilted the blocks separately, then appliqued them to the entire quilt, resulting in a two-sided quilt.  Some hand covered buttons, tabbed edge, and a few embellishments were added.

Best of Show - 2nd Place

Title:  "Belladonic Haze"

Maker:  Margaret Solomon Gunn

Original Design

Story:  Inspired by the painted dot-mosaics of Elspeth MacLean, this carpenter's star gets it's wow from the nearly 1,300 appliqued silk circles of the setting squares.  When my dad was very ill, I found hope and inspiration by returning to the music of my youth.  I have honored this muse by quilting the titles to 35 Queen songs in the outer border and in the painted crown detail.  


Best of Show - 3rd Place

Title: "Psalm of Autumn"

Maker:  Audra Rasnake

Pattern Source: Ocean Sunrise Pattern by Karen Kay Buckley 

Quilted by: Audra Rasnake 

Story:  This quilt began during a class in 2019.  This is my version of her original design.  I used piped binding around several appliqued areas and used a lot of embroidery embellishment and crystals.  

The Details

Thursday, June 17th 2021


Friday, June 18th 2021


Saturday, June 19th 2021


The Location

Overland Park Convention Center

6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, Kansas 66211