Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dear Jane at Dallas Quilt Celebration Takes Second Prize

A Dear Jane quilt by Mary Lou Strohm of Quinlan, TX took second prize in the "Open Division - Senior" at the Dallas Quilt Celebration this weekend. The quilt entitled "Mixed Techniques" used 169 different red fabrics and took Ms. Strohm 7 years to complete.


This magnificent quilt, which appears to accurately reproduce the complete, original Dear Jane in lovely shades of red, clearly deserves high praise to the maker. Congratulations Ms. Strohm on your wonderful achievement! Here is a Slideshow of just this Dear Jane, showing much of its fabulous detail and lovely hand-quilting.

11 comments:

Nanci said...

What was first prize? This is truly a work of love and committment. and yes congrats for sure.
thanks for posting this. it's fabulous. reds galore!

Terry said...

This quilt is absolutely Beautiful!!! If it took second, what in the world took first???
Thanks for sharing, gives me inspiration to keep on working on mine :)
Hugs,
Terry

Kathy said...

Beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing this.

Petey said...

An elegantly beautiful creation! Really love the black border and the hand quilting showing on it (all of it!) Wonder if she would have gotten the blue if she had used blues? Would love to see the judge's explanation.
Thanks for sharing,

Annelies vdB said...

What a beautiful, stunning piece !!

Susan In Texas said...

Pointsettias in the Snow by Janice Bentley of Dallas beat out Jane in the Open Division - Senior group. It was spectacular too. The best in show was won by a purple Little Brown Bird quilt - just beautiful. I took TONS of pictures; I'll be posting them later this week.

Susan

Jo in TAS said...

That is stunning!

Teena in Toronto said...

It's gorgeous!

Happy blogoversary!

Barb said...

That is amazing, thanks for showing it.

Sue-Anne said...

What a wonderful Dear Jane! I love it in the reds. You have to admire anyone who actually finishes a quilt like that. Thanks for sharing Susan.

Shirley said...

That is one stunning quilt. It is on my list of quilts to do and I keep looking at it. The colours are just perfect. I am in love
Thank you for sharing.
Shirley.x