Today I visited the New Jersey Quilt Expo and what a great day I had! I've decided to share some of my favorite quilts over the course of several posts, but this one called "Carousel Stampede" was one of my ABSOLUTE favorites! Cathy Wiggins from North Carolina won Best in Show (Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXIV) for this masterpiece. She hand-painted the fabric on muslin (which took over 300 hours in and of itself!) and then quilted the entire piece (another 250 hours) and THEN spent another 40+ hours applying over 5,000 crystals! The piece is GORGEOUS!
And now for the winner of the Jungle Garden Animals fabric:
Congratulations Vicki T. (Be sure to check your email for further instructions!)