Clarksville, TN – Rivers and Spires held their annual Quilts of the Cumberland Quilt show on April 14th-16th at the Madison Street United Methodist Church. The show displayed a variety of quilts from traditional to one of a kind art quilts by local artists. The event was free and open to the public.
The quilts showed just how talented artists are in the area. They were simply beautiful. The event had juried exhibitions and non-juried exhibitions as well.The categories were Traditional Bed Quilt, Non Traditional Bed Quilt and Art/Wall Quilt.
This year’s Best of Show winner was “Jack’s Chain” by Vicky McCarty.
A new award, Viewer’s Choice, went to “Oopsie Daisy” by Helen Morris. Morris’ quilt “Oopsie Daisy” also won 1st place for Traditional Bed Quilt.
For Non-Tradional Bed Quilt, the award went to “Cosmic Stars” by Kay Jay. Morris won 1st place for “A Graceful Stitch” in the Art/Wall Quilt category.
Dana Fucella won 3rd place in Non-Traditional Bed Quilt with her entry “Heart Bargello” quilted by Amish Ladies in KY. It took her around 6 months to complete the quilt.
“Ive never gotten a ribbon before. I am super excited about it,” said Fucella. “My mother in law had the book and I saw here quilt and I just loved it. I knew at that point I wanted to make one for my daughter. Her name is Jessica.”
“I like that Rivers and Spires puts on the Quilts of the Cumberland show. It’s really a good way to showcase all of the talented people we actually have in the area,” stated Fucella.
“We want to share the love of quilting,” stated Wanda Morrison. “Most quilters like to share what they do and tell about their techniques. I think it’s a fun way to express art in the form of fabric and thread.”
If you missed this year’s exhibit or want to take part, then keep an eye on the Rivers and Spires website for next year’s Quilts of the Cumberland Quilt Show.
2016 Quilts of the Cumberland Winners
Best of Show
“Jack’s Chain” – by Vicky McCarty, quilted by Vicky McCarty
“Oopsie Daisy” – by Helen Morris, quilted by Carol Thurston
Traditional Bed Quilt
1st Place – “Oopsie Daisy” – by Helen Morris, quilted by Carol Thurston
2nd Place – “Exploding Feather Star” – by Carol Thurston, quilted by Carol Thurston
3rd Place – “Civil War Journals” – by Audra Langley, quilted by Carol Thurston
Non-Traditional Bed Quilt
1st Place – “Cosmic Stars” – by Kay Jay, quilted by Denise Coulter
2nd Place – “Blooming Nine Patch” – by Helen Morris, quilted by Quilter’s Attic
3rd Place – “Heart Bargello” – by Dana Fucella, quilted by Amish Ladies in KY
1st Place – “A Graceful Stitch’ – by Helen Morris, quilted by Carol Thurston
2nd Place – “Poinsettia Wreath’ – by Helen Morris, quilted by Carol Thurston
3rd Place – “Dogwood Picnic” – by Helen Morris, quilted by Chris Schulte