QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Paducah Prize Winner

To England and Back, Cindy Vermillion Hamilton, Pagosa Springs, CO

Penny Tucker sent me an email to announce that Cindy Vermillion Hamilton won first prize at the American Quilters Society show in Paducah this week under the category of Handmade Quilts with a medallion quilt she made for a fabric challenge Penny organized last year. The quilts were to be medallions and use a certain amount of a Uwa reproduction print.

Here's a snapshot of Cindy's top being shown at AQSG last October. Her quilt is completely handmade down to the binding. To see a better shot of it quilted go to
and scroll down about halfway to the category "Handmade Quilts: Hand". Click on "1st". You can click on all the winners on that page.

Congratulations to Cindy.


Sue said...

That is absolutely breathtaking!!!! I mean it, my heart is palpitating! Just clicking on the picture gives you a much better view! Wow! I am speechless!

Barbara Brackman said...

Sue, I will email Cindy and tell her how much you like it. I liked it too. She does great work.

Sue said...

Thank you so much!

Jan PATEK said...

Wow - what a quilt. Thanks for showing it.

Kathie said...

Beautiful quilt
I love medallions. Do you have any in your collection?
Can you give us a little history about medallions.
I have Cindy's books and a few other medallion books.
Have you seen the medallion quilt by Di Ford in Australia, Pheobe?
it is amazing.

Julia said...

Absolutely amazing...What beautiful work!
I love every block/ piece of it. thank you for sharing..
Julia ♥