Friday, October 17, 2014

Quilt Show Award Winners!

Congratulations to the winners as judged by Linda Hunter, Sue Kernahan and Terri Kumro!

Best of Show- Using My Stash by Jean Butzer

 Large Quilt Piecing- Magnolias by Mary Lowe

Large Quilt Hand Applique- Enjoy the Journey by Tracy Jachimowicz

Large Quilt Machine Applique- Garden Trails by Linda Prouty

Large Quilt Hand Quilting- Diamonds Galore by Kathy Belluscio

Large Quilt Machine Quilting- Heart of Roses by Irene Bow

Large Quilt Mixed Techniques- Grandma's Flower Garden by Nancy Bush

Small Quilt Piecing- Subtly Christmas by Elaine Ross

Small Quilt Hand Applique AND Small Quilt Hand Quilting- Big Philly by Cheryl Doody

Small Quilt Machine Applique- Baltimore Album by Irene Bow

Small Quilt Machine Quilting- Meditation # 27 by Martha Lorshbaugh

Small Quilt Mixed Techniques- Crazy Love...Birds by Lori Anderson

Best Miniature- Little Scrappy Joe by Jean Butzer

Quilted Fashion- Oriental Fusion by Mary Lu Hodgins

Home Decor- Penny Wise by Barbara Brady

Most Creative- Healing Shadows by Lori Anderson

Best Use of Color- Summer Solstice by Cathy Judkins

Hand Piecing- Trip Into the Country by Patricia Keller

Paper-Pieced- Mystic Thistle by Martha Lorshbaugh

Art Quilt AND Judge's Choice Terri Kumro- Halloween is Coming! by Mary Kozub

Landscape Quilt- Dunes and Daydreams by Cynda Watroba

Visual Impact- Butterflies and Bottlecaps by Elaine Ross

Group Quilt- Row Robin: Black and White and Bright by Connie Grimsley

Machine Embroidery- Sugar and Spice by Lorraine West

Portrait- Cooper by Becky Nichols

 Workshop Quilt- Shirley's Challenge by Shirley Lapp

 Honorable Mention- No School, It's a Snow Day by Trudy Kutter

Judge's Choice Sue Kernahan- Inflorescence by Elaine Ross

Judge's Choice Linda Hunter- Courthouse Square Revised by Jennifer Grimsley

President's Award- Shadows in the Logs by Eileen Partise

Show Co-Chairman's Award Anne O'Geen- Celtic Cross by Carol McNally

Show Co-Chairman's Award Connie Grimsley- Orbiting the Night Sky by Ann Renica

More pictures of quilt show week coming soon! If you missed the show, you can see the quilts in this snapfish album.  (You do need to have or create a snapfish account.  sorry)
Apologies in advance if I missed anyone's quilt.  It was not for lack of trying!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Kathy has been carrying her crazy quilted "Boho"bag,  rather than letting it hang in the closet.

Martha Lorshbaugh finished her "Xcentric" quilt, started in the Anita Grossman Soloman class when she visited in 2011. 

Nancy Ellers is making Christmas stockings on a knitting machine, using a pattern written for hand knitting. Not as easy as it sounds.

Nancy also made her daughter a Kindle cover.

This quilt is a find-raiser for Genesee County Medical Transport.

Nancy's has this cute little panty change purse pattern.

Nancy is working on making the pattern bigger so she can make a matching purse.

Kate martin was given these vintage dresden plate blocks, which she is donating to the Silent Auction.

Jean Butzer made this sweet basket quilt with scraps from the raffle quilt.  This will also be in the Silent Auction.

Jean will be teaching this pattern at Pine Grove next spring.

Gloria Crittenden had to learn English paper piecing to make this pattern from the Netherlands.

Mary Kozub brought this almost finished portrait to inspire any others working on their portrait quilts to get them finished for the quilt show.  This is from a picture Mary took when she was in Costa Rica a few years ago.

Mary Ellen Casey finished her piece from the "cheater Bargello" class with Marija Vujcic.  She said for some reason it wanted to be round.

Cheryl Doody made this from a chater panel, for the Silent Auction.

Donna Tomski found this pattern free online.  You may have seen it called "Bento Box".

Donna took a class with Bonnie Hunter, making these "Boxy star" blocks

Kathy Belluscio is making small quilts for all the grandchildren with  vintage redwork block.

Kathy made this mystery quilt offered by Mt Pleasant and Chestnut Bay

Arlene Kelly found a seasonal pattern to make as a donation for the Silent Auction.

Elaine Ross played with quilting designs on these sampler blocks from an old class. This will also be in the Silent Auction.

This is Elaine's work inspired by Georgia O'Keefe and the hibiscus in her garden.

Cathy Judkins made this Noah's Ark quilt for her great niece.

Melanie Watson made this piece for the "American Made Brand" challenge.

Chris Kuehl used her favorite raggedy reverse applique for this pillow she is donating to the Silent Auction.

Connie Grimsley did the crayon challenge at Mt Pleasant.
The back is all the sample pieces she made before deciding to make the flowers.

Ann Renica used designs by Leah Day to quilt this simple bars quilt.  (this is the back. Below is the front)
I think this is also for the Silent Auction.

After the break, Teacher Debbie Thomas treated us to a trunk show of quilts made using Deb Tucker's "Studio 180 designs" patterns and rulers. 

There is NO meeting next month, as it is QUILT SHOW TIME!!!
Members- watch your newsletter for full information.
Visitors- click on the green poster at the top right of the page for more information, and please come visit us October 17 and 18!!