I know the Painted Surface category at IQF was basically created for Hollis Chatelain, but I actually think this one is my favorite in that category:
But then I kind of have a thing for peacocks, anyway. -- Incidentally, I'm not saying that the category was created for Hollis' exclusive use or anything - but I do think it was created because of her, and because of the "controversy" over whether what she was making was a quilt at all. (People, it has multiple layers. It has quilting - an awful lot of quilting, for that matter. It's clearly a quilt, painted or pieced or not.)
Quilt above made by Kim Bradley of Sydney, Australia; from the judged show (category: Art-Painted Surface) at IQF 2007.