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Awards Received

For more details about award winners, click on any of the images below.
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2023 Charlotte County Fair

Teresa submitted three different types of origami creations for judging at the 2023 Charlotte County Fair* (Florida). All three received Blue Ribbons.

Star Arisa Variations and Petals Kusudama
 
[Star Arisa Variations and Petals Kusudama with Blue Ribbons]

      

 
One Blue Ribbon was earned by a set of variations of Nobuko Okabe's Star Arisa -- shown at left. Each of the four stars was assembled from eight units. The set as a whole illustrates how making minor changes in the folding of the basic unit can significantly alter the final appearance of a modular origami model.

A second Blue Ribbon was awarded for a kusudama named Petals, designed by Tomoko Fuse -- shown at left and below. This is a "face-and-base" kusudama made by folding and assembling 30 units from 60 small rectangular sheets of paper. Each unit is formed by folding a "face" from one sheet, folding a "base" from another sheet, and then inserting the face into the base. Each finished unit has a tab-like part and a pocket-like part. The units are assembled with icosahedral symmetry by inserting tabs into pockets.

A third Blue Ribbon was earned by a holiday tree called Bialbero di Natale, designed by Francesco Guarnieri -- shown below. The tree has six units in graduated sizes. It is assembled by stacking/nesting the units, which are then held together by gravity.

All of these modular origami items were hand-folded and assembled by Teresa without the use of glue or any other adhesive. To see bigger images of these items or to learn more about any of them, please click on the item's image or link.

Bialbero di Natale
 
[Bialbero di Natale]

 
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Petals
 
[Petals Kusudama]

 
 


 
2022 Charlotte County Fair

Teresa submitted three different types of origami creations for judging at the 2022 Charlotte County Fair* (Florida). All three received Blue Ribbons.
 

Valentine's Day Gift Boxes
 
[Valentine's Day Gift Boxes with Blue Ribbon]
Ghirlanda di Cuori
 
[Valentine's Day Wreath with Blue Ribbon]
Bascetta Stern
 
[Bascetta Star with Blue Ribbon]

Shown at far left is a set of eight Valentine's Day Gift Boxes, some modular and some non-modular, in a variety of shapes and sizes.
 
Teresa made these boxes based on designs by Mark Bolitho, Tomoko Fuse, and Ayako Kawate.

Also shown here are a modular Valentine's Day wreath (Ghirlanda di Cuori) and a modular 3-D star (Bascetta Stern).
 
The wreath was designed by Francesco Guarnieri, the star was designed by Paolo Bascetta, and both were hand-folded by Teresa.
 
No glue or other adhesive was used in the creation of these items. They retain their shapes because of interlocking folds and/or the use of tabs inserted into pockets.
 
To learn more about any of these items, please click on its image or the accompanying link.

 
 
 
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2021 Charlotte County Fair

The judging and exhibiting of Arts & Crafts during the 2021 Charlotte County Fair* was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2020 Charlotte County Fair

Teresa entered three items in the Origami category at the 2020 Charlotte County Fair* (Florida). All three entries received Blue Ribbons. The set of two Crane-Shaped Chopstick Wrappers was created from a design by Tomoko Fuse. The Mette Unit Ring was created from a design by Mette Pederson and the Stefalotus Wreath was created from a design by Jose Meeusen. All of these origami models were hand-folded and assembled by Teresa. No glue or other adhesive was used.
 

Mette Unit Ring
 
[Mette Unit Ring With Blue Ribbon]
Crane-Shaped Chopstick Wrappers
 
[Crane-Shaped Chopstick Wrappers with Blue Ribbon]
Stefalotus Wreath
 
[Stefalotus Wreath with Blue Ribbon]

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2019 Charlotte County Fair

Teresa submitted three different types of origami creations for judging at the 2019 Charlotte County Fair* (Florida). All three received Blue Ribbons.
 
Shown at left below is a modular origami item which can be used as either a table center or a wall hanging. It is based on a design by Toshie Takahama. Teresa modified the original design to make this item star-shaped rather than rectangular, and to make it sturdier for everyday use. The 20 units visible on the front of this item, and 4 more units which can only be seen on the back, are securely locked together by origami folds -- no glue or other adhesive was applied. To see an image of this item which shows the back as well as the front, without the Blue Ribbon, use the link below.
 
Shown at right below are an origami gift box and a kusudama (hanging globe), both designed by Tomoko Fuse and hand-folded by Teresa. No glue or other adhesive was used in the creation of these items. To learn more about either one, please click on its image or the accompanying link.
 

Click Here to See Both Front & Back Without Ribbon
 
[Origami Table Center with Blue Ribbon]
Non-Modular Double Hexagon Box
 
[Non-Modular Hexagonal Box with Blue Ribbon]
Kusudama
 
[Kusudama with Blue Ribbon]

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2018 Charlotte County Fair

One of Teresa's kusudama was chosen as Best in Show for the Papercrafting category at the 2018 Charlotte County Fair* (Florida), and two more of Teresa's kusudama received Blue Ribbons. The Best in Show winner is an Imperial Rose Sonobe, created from an origami design by Maria Sinayskaya. The other two ribbon winners were created from designs by Tomoko Fuse. No glue or other adhesive was used in the creation of these kusudama.
 

Imperial Rose Sonobe
 
[Imperial Rose Sonobe with Best in Show Ribbon]
Center Gathering Kusudama
 
[Center Gathering Kusudama with Blue Ribbon]
Parallelograms B Kusudama
 
[Parallelograms B/Type-II Ornament with Blue Ribbon]

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2017 Charlotte County Fair

Three of Teresa's origami boxes were awarded Blue Ribbons in the Papercrafting category at the 2017 Charlotte County Fair* (Florida). All of these boxes were created from designs by Tomoko Fuse. No glue or other adhesive was used in the creation of these boxes.
 

Non-Modular Octagon - Wavy Flower
 
[Non-Mod Octagonal Box with Blue Ribbon]
Non-Modular Octagon - Flower-Topped Spire
 
[Small Non-Mod Octagonal Box with Blue Ribbon]
Non-Modular Pentagon - Spire
 
[Non-Mod Pentagonal Box with Blue Ribbon]

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