First and second place in the Merit Quilting sponsored by Bernina caught my eye for obvious reasons, first place Super Star by Marilyn Badger really shone with it's pops of green and blue, and up close the detail in the quilting was way beyond anything I have ever attempted!
and second place Five Bar Blues by Diane Loomis, attracted my attention with it's simple piecing, but intricate quilting.
But what about this beauty, Fiesta Mexico by Karen Kay Buckley and Renae Haddadin
This quilt won the Master Award for Innovative Artistry sponsored by Maywood Studios (a prize of $5000)
Of course it is always quilts with pink or red that catch my eye...
Apple Blossom Dance by Maggie Weiss
Leaf like Life by Dalia Eliraz
La Serrenata by Ann Horton
Digitised embroidery, and hand long stitch...lovely
Last but not least there was lots of great quilts from the Modern Quilt Guild on display, this one is Building Bridges by Jacquie Gering....make sure you pop over to their web site to see all of their quilts that were at the exhibit.
I could go on with these example of machine quilting...but I will stop now :)