QuiltNational 2109

At this year's Quilt National in Athens, Ohio, my quilt "Orange Blossoms" was awarded the *LYNN GOODWIN BORGMAN AWARD FOR SURFACE DESIGN*.
*Orange Blossoms* ©Margarita Korioth

I am so honored to have received this award at such a prestigious international venue! This mixed media piece was made with the technique I developed called INC-Infused Newsprint Cloth, which is a washable cloth made with recycled  newspapers.
This is my first year submitting a quilt to QUILT NATIONAL and also my first time attending. It was so very emotional! I made new friends, who are all wonderful artists with their own styles.
I only took a few pictures of the event because I was very busy talking and getting to know the other artists.

Standing with Jane Broemel to the left and Elizabeth Ferry Pekins to the right.Jane's art is pictured in the back.

Selfie with Betty Busby, a great artist I have admired for many years, I was so happy to finally meet her in person.

Here I am with Arturo Sandoval, who also won an award this year for Innovative Material. He loves to use plastic and other unusual components for his work.

I had a lovely chat with Joan Schulze, a mixed media artist who also loves to work with paper.
Standing with Kathy Ford. Her quilt is behind us.
Some of us sitting at the lobby, signing lots of autographs. I felt famous for a couple of minutes.

After the festivities were finished I gave a WORKSHOP for two full days in the art room upstairs.

Ann Judy, Sandy, Kathy and one more student that had to leave a day earlier.
What a *wonderful* group of ladies. We worked very hard. They learned my technique of  INC. We covered all kind of ways to use this technique: working with masks, by design, shapes, repeats and more.
Here are a few pictures of the students work:

A BIG thank you for all the staff at the Dairy Barn Arts Center for organizing very well the events and helping setting up my classroom and assisting me on all of my needs.
I came back home with a smile in my heart!

I am linked to: http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/. Go and visit what the other artist are doing and get inspire!


  1. I want to learn this technique so badly....I don't travel...in fact, we aren't going back to Florida next year...we've done that for 14 years and this past winter is our last. Just not good at travelin much! But who knows..one of these years maybe my friend can talk me into going to one of the big shows where you are teaching! Fingers crossed. Congrats on your recognition!!!!

    1. Thank you Robbie. I would love to meet you and have you in one of my classes. Maybe one day I will go closer to you :)

  2. A big CONGRATULATIONS my dear friend. I'm glad you felt like a star! Your work is amazing and have always thought that it was so from the moment we manage to connection so many years ago. Your shapes do appeal and intrigue me greatly. Perhaps one day I will learn too how you use newsprint in your projects. I do believe you have sparked my interest further! Hugs and congrats again. Julie

    1. Julie,
      Thank you for your KIND words. I would love to teach you this technique someday. I enjoyed our *conversations* through all this years mate! :)

  3. Your work is gorgeous, and congrats on your award and in getting into Quilt National! I would love to learn your technique, as I was a newspaper journalist in my professional life. Any plans for you to do a book?

    1. Sherrie,
      Thank you for your kind words. I am not planning to write a book yet. I would offer this workshop in a regular basis. Stay tune to know where I will teach it next :)

  4. That is so exciting! I lived in the area when Quilt National originated and went to every show for several years. Then school got in the way, but it is one of my favorite shows. Getting a quilt in it is on my bucket list.

    1. Claire,
      This was my first time going. The artwork in display is wonderful. So much talent under one roof!!


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