The first exhibit inside the door was of some quilts from one of Grand Rapid's Sister Cities, Omihachiman, Japan. These were quilts sent by students of the Akage non Ann quilting school, which means "Raggedy Ann Patchwork Class" in English.
I'll start out with the best, as in "Best of Show." This is "My Sarah Johnson Quilt" by Barbara Perrin. This is her version of the Sarah Johnson Quilt in the Shelburne Museum. She purchased the pattern from Froncie Quinn at Hoopla, and she said it took her 1 1/2 years to complete the quilt, but 10 years to find the OOP RJR border fabric!
Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts is a local girl, so there were quite a few of her patterns. This one is done entirely of machine embroidery, and is from her Hop to It machine embroidery CD.
This was one of my favorites, Dutch Heritage, by Nancy Roelfsema. The applique is a Jeana Kimball design, and it's made from fabrics she bought in the Netherlands from Den Haan & Wagenmakers. I love their fabric, and just brought their Tree of Life panel for a future project.
This is Laura's Medallion, made by Laura Hilliker, with Jo Morton pattern and fabrics.
This is Dutch Basket Medallion, a Mary Sorenson basket design, made with Den Haan and Wagenmaker's fabric. Did I say I love this fabric?!
This was another one of my favorites, Swedish Goat Christmas by Dianne Robb. It's wool and cotton, embellished with buttons and beads. Dianne adapted the design from a tea towel designed by Lotta Glave.