I was so nervous; but as soon as the first book story was told and the room was a complete hush, I knew the GCQG/Jaffe Center for Book Arts Third Bi-Annual Book Challenge Program was going to be a success.
I already knew the books were wonderful! Ten individual and two group entries were turned in. When I took them for the judging, I could hear laughter and exclamations from the other room. I wanted to be a fly on the wall, but I patiently sat and sewed hexagons together. After the judging, I was alone at home with all the books and spent many hours reading with my big eyes staring in amazement at the talent and creativity.The award winners were announced after all the stories were told so everyone knew thateach one of the books was amazing no matter if it won an award or not.Congratulations to the winning authors:
1st Place : Trudy Flynn : My Creative Journey
2nd Place : Margaret Starr : Lovey and the Magic Mandala in 3-D
3rd Place : Johanna Felberbaum : Art & Soul
Honorable Mention : Phyllis Goffe : How to Cook Chicken Soup
Honorable Mention : Sandie Pike : Metamorphosis
Group:The judges just couldn't decide on one so they picked both!
1st Place : Every Wednesday Bee - Jane Gavlick , Judy Cornell, Sue Glasnapp, Jane Gavlick, Barbara Pollock, Ellen Weston : Umbrella
1st Place : 2nd Wednesday Design Bee - Marianne Haycook, Ellen Anderman, Toby Gluckstern, Marianne Haycook, Shelly Jaret, Pamela Kepchar, Marge Lehrer, Dotty Levine, Victoria Magnacca, Louise Moor, Susan Osinoff, Shelly Recicar, Doris Sagor, Laurie Spear, Kathy Townley : Bee-Friends
The remaining authors and their books are:
Karen Berman : Ocean Treasure
Toby Gluckstern : Cynthia's Legacy
Nita Goldman : My Family Mail Bag
Charlotte Noll : Gold Stars
Judy Shelton : Momorabilia
A formal exhibit at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts will be held next year. Stay tuned for details.
I want to thank the Judges; our own Jane Hill, The Jaffe Center for Book Arts Founder Arthur Jaffe and the center's Director John Cutrone.I also wish to thank the board for their support of this challenge. Especially Marianne and Raine both of whom I bothered constantly with questions by email and phone.Last but not least I want to thank the Quilted Book Authors for sharing their creativity and heart with all of us - well done!!!