|Downtown Puebla- Cathedral|
One of the criteria for the contest was to include the color green, white and red, the colors of the Mexican flag.
In most quilt shows there is a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and honorable mention. In this exhibit I had to select just 1st place from all the entries, something the organizing committee determined before sending out the call for entries. I disagreed with it because it left out many wonderful quilts without any recognition, but I was there to judge, not to manage the exhibit. The quilts were judged based on points using a judging form. The criteria is design, workmanship and general appearance; within those categories there are sub-categories. Judging is not based on "this is the quilt I like". It is based on "this is the best made quilt ". The quilt with the most points wins regardless of my likes or dislikes.
|"Mystical Quilt" by Marinaldo Ferreira|
The quilt speaks for itself. Excellent use of color and very close to being pefect.
My favorite quilt was the one below. From the first day I felt very drawn to this quilt but unfortunately it didn't get first prize. The winning quilt, "Mystical Quilt" had the most points, in fact, it was a one point difference between Mystical Quilt and Quetzalcoatl. I understand the disappointment of the maker of "Quetzalcoatl" because it is an outstanding quilt and I have been in their position as a participant in quilt shows.
|"Quetzalcoatl" by Sissi Gutierrez|
Such an original quilt. The maker(s) did extensive research to create this beautiful quilt. This quilt
could very well hang in a museum due to its cultural significance.
|"La Libertad de Mexico" by Cheryl Riverbank|
A minimalist quilt, sometimes less is more and this quilt accomplished that. Very well done. The quilted eagle on the background is beautiful.
|"Regalos de Mexico al Mundo" by Martha Maldonado|
A whimsical quilt with a message. The title of this quilt is "Gifts from Mexico to the World"
|"Pasion por Mexico" by Lourdes Cruz|
Very good use of materials that had been in the quilt make'sr family. Simple but effective.
|"Confluencia de Caminos" by Silvia Reyes|
|"Sunset Walk in Mexico" by Joyce Osbourne|
Excellent use of color. Very good workmanship.