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Shows, Exhibits, Awards, and Published


Blue Ridge – Outback the Shenandoah quilt included in Clarke’s Great Outdoors book, launched October 5th, 2018 with a book signing and art show at The Barns of Rose Hill. Sales of the book benefit The Piedmont Environmental Council, a Virginia organization devoted to promoting and protecting the Piedmont area’s rural economy, natural resources, history, and beauty. Clarke’s Great Outdoors book is a collection of photos, artwork, and writing from more than 80 artists inspired by nature in Clarke County, VA.

I Spy – Family Traditions article in November 2017 issue of American Quilter magazine, featuring I Spy With My Little Eye quilt.

Visions of Vincent quilt included in The Cherrywood Challenge 2016 book and poster, The Van Gogh.

Lion King – Circle of Life quilt included in The Cherrywood Challenge 2016 book, Lion King.


Quilt: Visions of Vincent, selected as one of the 120 finalists included in the Cherrywood Hand-Dyed Fabrics 2017 Van Gogh Challenge, French Gallery. Finalist quilts published in a commemorative Van Gogh book and featured on a poster of the exhibit.  As a group, The French Gallery collection of Van Gogh quilts travel for over a year, and exhibit at quilt shows in the United States and internationally.
This is your link for more information: Visions of Vincent.

Quilt: I AM An Artisan, one of 14 selected for inclusion in Kaffe Fassett’s 2017 I Am An Artisan Challenge exhibit.
This is your link for more information: I AM An Artisan.
*Additionally, this quilt hung with this exhibit at the National Quilt Museum, in Paducah, Ky from September 1-30, 2018, and was juried into the AQS Quilt Week in Virginia Beach, Virginia from October 3-6th, 2018.

Quilt: Lion King – Circle of Life, selected as one of 138 finalists in Cherrywood Hand-Dyed Fabrics 2016 Lion King Challenge and “Cherrywood’s Choice Lion King Quilt”. Finalist quilts published in a commemorative Lion King book.
This is your link for more information: Lion King – Circle of Life.


Quilt: Fractured Floral #3, selected by the Old Town Development Board and the Shenandoah Arts Council jury for the 2016 Artscape Banner Project in Old Town Winchester, VA and hung in the Museum of the Shenandoah’s Art in the Halls Artscape Originals Exhibit from April 19 through July 17th 2016. Sponsored by Lord Fairfax Community College, this quilt’s banner hung at the north end of Winchester’s Old Town Walking Mall from April 2016 through April 2017.
This is your link for more information: 2016 ArtScape Banner Quilt.


Doswell, Virginia

2019 Quilts:

Twin Sturbridge Peaks – Domestic Machine Pieced & Longarm Quilted category 6003 – 1st Place/Blue Ribbon AND Best in Show AND 1st Place Longarm Quilting Ribbon in this Longarm Quilting Category

Birds of a Purple Feather Flock Together… Tweet, Tweet, Tweet – Crib or other small bed quilt category 6009 – 2nd Place/Red Ribbon and 2nd Place Longarm Quilting Ribbon in this category
Jerry’s Quilt – Quilt Fashioned from Used Clothing category 6011 – 2nd Place/Red Ribbon and 2nd Place Ribbon in Longarm Quilting Ribbon in this category
Modern Grandmother’s Flower Garden Tablerunner – English Paper Pieced category 6017 – 2nd Place/Red Ribbon
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue – Special Occasion category 6013 – 2nd Place/Red Ribbon
Honu and Poipu – Appliqued by Machine category 6006 – 2nd Place/Red Ribbon
My NQM-BOM Sampler – Kit/BOM  category 6011 – 3rd Place/White Ribbon and 3rd Place Longarm Quilting Ribbon in this category
Miniature Friendship Star – Domestic Machine Pieced & Quilted category 6002 – Honorable Mention
Koi Uncorked – Wall Hanging or Art Quilt category 6008 – Honorable Mention
Kaleidoscoped Tree of Life – Mixed Techniques category 6007

2018 Quilts:

Window to the Sea – Domestic Machine Pieced & Quilted category 6002
Double Diamond Table Runner – Mixed Technique category 6007 – 2nd Place/Red Ribbon
Lighting the Way Home – Wall/Art category 6008
Four Inch Five Squared – Kit/BOM category 6011 – 1st Place/Blue Ribbon
Women of my Life – Special Occasion or Holiday category 6013 – 1st Place/Blue Ribbon
Sunflower Barn Quilt – Barn Quilt category 6014
Because of the Brave – Quilts of Valor category 6015 – 1st Place/Blue Ribbon
Dogwood Medallion – Virginia Quilt category 6016 – 1st Place/Blue Ribbon


American Quilters Society (AQS) Quilt Shows

AQS Quilt Week, Virginia Beach, VA, 2018
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Quilts Accepted:
I AM An Artisan – Semi-Finalist
Kaleidoscoped Tree of Life – Semi-Finalist

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2017
Hampton, Virginia
Quilts Accepted:
Lighting the Way Home
Van Gogh Irises Fractured

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2010
Hampton, Virginia
Quilts Accepted:
Kootenay Gold
Hiding in Plain Sight


At the invitation of The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, the following pieces comprised an Art in the HallsSolo-Artist Show running from October 18th, 2016 through January 22nd, 2017. To see the quilts in this show, click here.

A See of Three
Amanda’s Bouquet
Fern Grotto – Wailua River Falls, Hawaii – Kayaking Kauai
Fractured Floral #8
Fractured Floral #9
Giverney Clos Normand
Hiding in Plain Sight
Lighting the Way Home
Near a Railroad Crossing
Ocean City Bloom
Path to Escargot
Shuffling Hexagons
Tucson Wildflower
View from a Pew
Winchester’s War


Quilter’s Unlimited Quilt Show
Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, Va

Since 1973, Quilter’s Unlimited quilt groups have held an annual Quilt Show in the Northern Virginia area.

2021 (48th Annual Quilt Show) Quilts:
[Again, due to Covid-19, this year’s show was “virtual”. Quilts were on exhibit only on the QU website.]
Bloom Wherever You are Planted
Ties That Bind
Sunrise, Sunset
Drunk on Color
True North Star

2020 (47th Annual Quilt Show) Quilts:
[Due to Covid-19 stay-at-home orders, this year’s show went “virtual”. You can see my quilts exhibited online with other Reston Quilters Unlimited quilts here. Quilts are posted alphabetically using quilter’s last name. Alternatively, you can see my quilts in this virtual show here.]
Twin Sturbridge Peaks
My NQM-BOM Sampler
Through the Looking Glass
The Country Quilter
Whimsically Bohemian

2019 (46th Annual Quilt Show) Quilts:
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Pohile Beach Sunset
Friendship Star
Four-Inch Five-Squared

2018 (45th Annual Quilt Show) Quilts:
Lion King – Circle of Life
I AM an Artisan
Kaleidoscoped Tree of Life
Fractured Floral #12

2017 (44th Annual Quilt Show) Quilts:
Lighting the Way Home
Van Gogh Irises Fractured
Dogwood Medallion
Window to the Sea

2015 (42nd Annual Quilt Show) Quilts:
Because of the Brave
Fern Grotto – Wailua River Falls, Hawaii – Kayaking Kauai
Fun in the Sun
Retail Therapy

2014 (41st Annual Quilt Show) Quilts:
True Blue at Heart
Fractured Floral 1
Fractured Floral 5
The Civil War Remembered, in Honor of the 150th Anniversary

2013 (40th Anniversary Show) Quilts:
A House Divided No More
A Quilt of Many Colors
Scrappy Kaffe
Four Squares

Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show
Berryville, VA

Ribbons awarded on the basis of ‘Viewer’s Choice’ votes cast throughout the show.

2019 Quilts:
“Honu” and Poipu – Show Challenge – All Creatures Great and Small theme
Easter Morn… He is Risen – AVNT Club Challenge
Birds, Braids, and Butterflies – General Category
Birds of a Purple Feather Flock Together… Tweet, Tweet, Tweet – General Category
Window to the Sea – General Category

2015 Quilts:
Fern Grotto – Wailua River Falls, Hawaii – Kayaking Kauai – Show Challenge Category – Viewer’s Choice 1st Place in Batiks, Batiks, Batiks, Show Challenge Category
Fractured Floral #9 – Art Quilt category – Viewer’s Choice 1st Place in Art Quilt Category
“I-Spy” with My Little Eye – Baby Quilt Category – Viewer’s Choice 1st Place in Baby Quilt Category
Shuffling Hexagons – Modern Quilt Category – Viewer’s Choice 2nd Place in Modern Quilt Category
Simply Delicious! 15 Flavors of Dupiono Silk Sherbet – Lap Quilt category
T.O.M. – A Colorful Year (A Technique Teaching Quilt) – Other Category – Viewer’s Choice 3rd Place in “Other” Category
True Blue at Heart – Wall Quilt category

2013 Quilts:
A House Divided No More – Show Challenge
Winchester’s War – Miniature Quilt Category – Viewer’s Choice Award 1st Place in Miniature Quilt Category
Civil War Remembrances – Bed Quilt Category
Near A Railroad Crossing Table Runner – Other Category – Viewer’s Choice Award 3rd Place in Other Category
Near a Railroad Crossing (2) – Lap Quilt Category
Suffrage in 48 – Wall Quilt Category
One That Got Away – Wall Quilt Category

2011 Quilts:
Feathers Fall as Geese Fly Free Over the Homestead 3rd Place in Log Cabin Show Challenge Category
A See of Three
– Viewers’ Choice Award 1st Place in Shenandoah Piecemakers Challenge Category
Giverny’s Clos Normand
Kaleidoscope Wave
Hiding in Plain Sight
Tucsan Wildflowers
Dogwood Blossom

2009 Quilts:
Alaskan Burrito
Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies
– Viewer’s Choice 1st Place – Shenandoah Piecemakers Challenge Category
Amanda’s Bouquet
Paper Pieced Tulips
Stamp Basket

2008 Quilts:
Hearts and Arrows


Kaffe Fassett’s I Am An Artisan exhibit 
At the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY – September 1-30, 2018

I AM An Artisan

Viva La Difference – Celebrating All Quilters and Quilt Styles (AVNT) exhibit
At the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg, VA – September 18th through December 15th, 2018

Lion King – Circle of Life

Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum Quilt Exhibit
Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum at Claude Moore Park in Sterling, VA
October 19 through November 16, 2019

Scrappy Kaffe
Fractured Floral #13
Thoroughly Modern Mini
Returning Home
Chicken Momma
Hickman Hens
Friendship Star
1930’s Swing

and a one of a set of four “Farm Fresh” Placemats

Shenandoah Arts Council’s “Home for the Holidays” Handmade Exhibit – December 2016

Vintage Christmas …and the greatest of these is Love – quilt
Fruits of the Forest – quilted place mats
Puttin’ on the Glitz – quilted table runner
Bobbles – quilted table runner
Stained Glass Poinsettia – quilted table runner
Formal – quilted table runner
Christmas – quilted table runner

Barns of Rose Hill, Quilts and their Stories – February 15th – March 15th, 2015 Berryville, Virginia

A Family Tree for the Drake’s 60th Wedding Anniversary
A Long Winter for Neighbors & Friends
Hickman Hens
True Blue at Heart
Winchester’s War

Barns of Rose Hill, Farm to Fair Exhibit – Fall 2012
Berryville, Virginia

One That Got Away
Amanda’s Bouquet
Fun in the Sun

Barns of Rose HillFiber Arts Festival – Fall 2011
Berryville, Virginia

Thanks-giving for Abundance
My Garden Trellis
An Apple A Day (2)

Richmond, Virginia

2009 Quilts:
Alaskan Burrito
Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies

Berryville, Virginia

2012 Quilts:
A See of Three
Tuscon Wildflower
Suffrage in 48
Ocean City Bloom
Tide Pool Placemats

Each one of the five quilts submitted in the 2012 Clarke County Fair  earned a 1st Place Blue Ribbon.

2009 Quilts:
Amanda’s Bouquet – Awarded 1st PLace Blue Ribbon & Best in Show
Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies

Other Awards and Recognition

Quilt: Because of the Brave, local (The Scrappy Apple Quilts & More Shop) Viewer’s Choice Winner of the Moda 2015 Piece & Comfort Challenge, went on to compete in Moda’s National Challenge.

Quilt: Freedom Forever2012 Apple Valley Needle Threaders Charity Quilt Challenge, 2nd Place Award and Cash Prize.