Spencer quilter wins awards
by Kim Swindell Wood | June 23, 2018 1:55 pm
Sara Bradshaw, of Spencer, received awards for two of her creations at the 38th Annual Quilt Show, hosted by the Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee, June 15-16, in the Knoxville Expo Center.
The event featured nearly 150 stunning quilts and approximately $6,000 in awards. Next year’s show is scheduled for June 14-15, 2019.
Bradshaw’s quilt, named “Swatch,” was awarded second place in the Modern Quilts category. Her quilt, titled “Ocean,” received an honorable mention in the Large Appliqued and/or Mixed Techniques – Team category.
The Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee meet on the first Tuesday of each month, at Messiah Lutheran Church, at the intersection of PapermillPreview (opens in a new window) Drive and Kingston Pike, in Knoxville. A 6:30 p.m. social time precedes the formal meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. SMQ’s primary goals are to promote and encourage the knowledge of quilt making as an art and a craft, to study its history as an integral part of our past, and to promote friendship through shared activities. Guild activities include workshops, block drawings, exhibits, and quilts made for Ronald McDonald House. The guild’s more than 100 members are as diverse as the quilts they love — traditional and art quilts, complex and minimalist modern designs, miniatures and bed-sized, and hand or machine stitched.