Local artist brings home Judges’ Choice quilt show award

VERO BEACH — Local Fiber Artist, Susan Rienzo won Judges’ Choice Award at The West Palm Beach World Quilt Show Vl, Florida Quilt Competition, for her quilt “Sunshine State of Mind.”

This is one of the most internationally diverse exhibitions in the world of quilting and the textile arts, with this show’s special category for Florida Artists. Rienzo used her unique technique of stitching raw appliqué strips over background fabric. Her bold use of color is always a dynamic element in her designs.

Rienzo is an accomplished art quilter and has exhibited internationally and won many awards. Not being able to attend the show due to having the flu, she said she was stunned to hear she won a ribbon, a big surprise that she said cheered her up and brought a bit of “sunshine” to her day.

Her favorite theme has been the tropical sun. Be sure and see more of her quilts at the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt: Beach in Vero Beach, Jan. 31, and Feb. 1, 2015, and on her website, www.susanrienzodesigns.com.

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