Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Award Winners from Northern Wefts

Many wonderful things happened last week when weavers and fiber artists from throughout the region (and beyond) met in Hancock, Michigan for the 2011 Midwest Weavers Conference. Stay tuned for stories from the conference hosts. And if you have stories and images to share, please email them to Donna Kallner or Mary Brownell.

But for now, here's a complete list of the award winners from Northern Wefts. Congratulations to all. And  thank you to everyone who shared their work in the exhibits, to all the judges, and to everyone who took the time to view the exhibits. Special thanks go to Eve Lindsey who wove the beautiful ribbons presented to award winners, and to Nadine Sanders, the Singing Weaver, who brought the awards ceremony and the conference to a harmonious close!

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Member Exhibits -- Natural Elements (judged by Robyn Spady)
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Woods (fabrics, rugs, linens)
  • 1st place Wynne Mattila for Aurora
  • 2nd place Peggy Baldwin for Overshot Towel

Water (felt, knitting)
  • 1st place Sue Bell for Hold It Bag
  • 2nd plat Mary Boulet for Solstice Moondance

Winds (clothing, hats, scarves)
  • 1st place Karen York for Dancing on Water Jacket
  • 2nd place Mary Brownell for Wild Rose Scarf

Weft (tapestry, painted weft/warp, handspun weft, 3D)
  • 1st place Bonnie Hay for Earth Spirals coiled basket
  • 2nd place Vicki Tardy for Sunset At Seat handspun silk overshot

Wondrous (jewelry, wire, beads)
  • 1st place Carol Henry for Firebird woven copper
  • 2nd place Candace Gerbers Brey for Viking Chain with Felt Pendant

Elsie Bell Award for Hand Spinning
sponsored by Weavers Guild of St. Louis
  • Vicki Tardy for Sunset At Seat handspun silk overshot

Libbie Crawford Memorial for Loom Controlled Weaving
sponsored by Weavers Guild of St. Louis
  • Wynne Mattila for Aurora

Ila Roberts Memorial Award for Handwoven Table Linens
sponsored by Illinois Prairie Weavers
  • Peggy Baldwin for Overshot Towel

HGA Award of Merit
sponsored by Handweavers Guild of America
  • Bonnie Hay for Earth Spirals coiled basket

Handwoven Weaving For The Home Award
sponsored by Interweave Press
  • Wynne Mattila for Aurora

Complex Weavers Award
  • Marcia Kosmerchock for Pillow


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Guild Exhibits (judged by Anita Mayer)
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  • 1st place Margaret O’Shaughnessy Award to Weavers Guild of Minnesota Rag Rug Study Group
  • 2nd place Weaving Indiana
  • 3rd place Weavers Guild of St. Louis
  • Viewers Choice to Weavers Guild of Minnesota Rag Rug Study Group


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Fashion Show (judged by Daryl Lancaster)
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Conference Theme Superior Seasons award
  • Georgie Hurst for Superior Breeze

Traditional Heritage award
  • Julie Hurd for Mushrooms For Color

Margaret Grant Memorial for weaving on no more than 4 shafts
  • Jean Hutchison for Stretch of the Imagination

Judge’s Choice award
  • Alie Thompson for Cloudy Day In the Northwoods

Originality award
  • Peggy Bowman for Spike’s Cuddle Coat

Honorable Mention
  • LeAnna Franklin for Woven Webs

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Re-use Re-new Re-cycle (judged by Pamela Kotila)
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Wearables
  • 1st place Julie Hurd for Country Casual Encore
  • 2nd place Jean Hutchison for Holiday Vest
  • 3rd place Mary Sue Fenner for Wool Afghan Jacket

Non-Wearables
  • 1st place Ann Masemore for Iguana Sculpture
  • 2nd place Jessica Speer for Superior Shore
  • 3rd place Poppy Hatinger for Copper Pennies Bag

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