Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Congratulations to our Quilt Show Award Winners

As judged by Beth Davis, Alice Donaldson and John Kubinec, the following quilts won ribbons at our show last weekend.  They spent several hours making these very difficult decisions, and we thank them!!
Best in Show
 For the second time in a row, the Best in Show award went to Jean Butzer.  This time it was for her "Garden Sampler"
Congratulations, Jean!

The rest of the winners, in no particular order

 Large Quilt, Hand Appliqué: Arlene Kelly "Calico Garden"

 Large Quilt, Machine Appliqué: Irene Bow "Sweet Sixteen"

Large Quilt machine Appliqué Second Place:  Becky Nichols "Wheels for Eli"

 Paper Pieced: Mary Ellen Ames "Celtic Wave"

 Most Creative: Kathi Everett "Motherness"

Most Creative Second Place: Nancy Bush "The Life of a Hobo"

 Best Landscape Quilt: Cynda Watroba "Turn That Map Sideways"

 Best Quilted Fashion: Becky Nichols " One Bag is All You Need"

 Small Quilt Piecing: Melanie Watson "Siciliano Sunrise"

 Small Quilt Machine Appliqué: Tracy Jachimowicz "Lessons With Jean"

Best Miniature: Mary Ellen Casey "A Study in Transparency"

Large Quilt Hand Quilting: Arlene Kelly "Welcome Wagon"

Small Quilt Mixed Techniques: Mary Ellen Casey "Autumn in Stafford"

Best Art Quilt: Elaine Ross "Watercolor Orchid"

Small Quilt Hand Quilting: Trudy Kutter "Therapy"

Visual Impact: Christine Hansen "African Sunset"

Visual Impact Second Place: Elaine Ross " Off Kilter"

 Large Quilt Machine Quilting: Melanie Watson "Free Motion Madness"

Small Quilt Machine Quilting: Mary Kozub "I Wanted to Make  a Modern Quilt"

Best Use of Color: Jennifer Grimsley "Victory Garden"

Best Home Decor: Kathi Everett "Mermaid"

Small Quilt Hand Appliqué: Trudy Kutter "Farm Girls Little Sister"

Large Quilt Piecing: Donna Tomski "Magic of Winter"

Best Hand Piecing: Kathy Belluscio "It's Not Queen Size!"

Large Quilt Mixed Technique:  Nancy Bush "Sweet Dreams in Old Lavender"

 Judge's Choice, Alice Donaldson: Nancy Bush "Elephants on Parade"

Judge's Choice John Kubinec: Kathi Everett "Deployment"

 Judge's Choice, Beth Davis: Susan Rutherford "The Loyal Union Sampler"

  Quilt Show Co-Chair, Connie Grimsley: Emmy Hartwick "Sunset at Sea"

 Quilt Show Co-Chair, Anne O'Geen: Ann Renica "A Wedding Trajectory"

Guild President's Choice: Mary Ann Watson "Lustrous Squares"

See more show pictures, including a picture of every quilt in the show here.

Stitches in Time 2016

Well, two years of anticipation is now only a memory.  Our 2016 show came and went in a bit of a blur!  So for everyone who was there, here's a refresher.  And for those who couldn't make it, we hope you enjoy this sampling of what you missed.

Registration/ Set-up Wednesday, October 12

Members turn in their quilts for the show.

Look at them all, waiting to be hung!
Mary Ann Watson assesses all 17 of the baskets for the Chinese Auction

Racks standing at attention like soldiers at attention awaiting orders!

Members turning in items to be sold in the Boutique

And the first quilt goes up!!!

Final set-up/ Judging, Thursday, October 13 
The first thing you see at the entrance is the raffle quilt and all the baskets waiting to be won!

Parisian Parasols

Which one(s) will you choose?

All set up and waiting for shoppers

Kathi and Tracy put the final touches on the record 65 items for the Silent Auction!
There's a wonderful area in memory of dear friends lost.

And the vendors have arrived!!!

Show time, Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15

Welcome to the show!

Member Kevin Hammon happily giving a visitor her door prize

The Buffalo History Museum Quilt served as a backdrop to our admissions area
Finding nice gifts!

Making our bids

And shopping, of course!

The fabric pool was always a popular spot!

The scraps grew overnight and created smaller pools!
Taking a closer look

Members and guests alike enjoyed the work on display

Show co-chairwomen, Connie Grimsley and Anne O'Geen take a minute to enjoy the show!

 Throughout both days, members provided demos of a wide variety of techniques.
Kathi Everett explaining her amazing crazy quilting

Mary Kozub sharing her award winning micro-quilting technique

 All too soon, it was over and the quilts came back down.....

...leaving an empty room that seemed much larger somehow

See the prize winners here.

You can see pictures of the entire show here.  (hopefully you don't need to sign in to see them this time!)
Apologies in advance for any quilts I may have missed. It was purely unintentional, I assure you!

Thanks to all who helped in any one of the thousands ways it takes to put on the show.  Most of all, thanks to the many visitors who made it all worthwhile!