The Viewer's Choice Awards were given to the lucky winners based on votes by attendees. Jean had a hard time narrowing it down to just a few, since so many got votes. Since she had awards to give, she did! Jean said: Viewer’s Choice Awards are considered by many to be the finest award a quilter can win. It is an honor and a clear indication of the preferences of the attendees. As you can see some of the votes were very close resulting several entries tied.
1st Place – #117 Elephants on Parade by Nancy Bush
2nd Place – # 114 Sweet Dreams in Lavender by Nancy Bush
3rd Place – #111 Sweet Sixteen by Irene Bow
4th Place – #101 Prairie Star by Mary Ellen Ames
5th Place (tie) – #102 Celtic Wave by Mary Ellen Ames
5th Place (tie) - #124 Autumn in Stafford by Mary Ellen Casey
5th Place (tie) – #192 It’s Not Often You Find a Flamingo in East Bethany by Mary Kozub
5th Place (tie) – #207 Scrappers Delight by Shirley Lapp
6th Place – #258 Magic of Winter by Donna Tomski
7th Place - #225 Dominic’s Quilt by Anne O’Geen
8th Place (tie) - #222 Wheels for Eli by Becky Nichols
8th Place (tie) –#228 Twilight Garden by Linda Prouty
9th Place (tie) - #185 Calico Garden by Arlene Kelly
9th Place (tie) - #221 Sweet Dreams by Becky Nichols
At show and tell, I think we were all surprised by how many people had new things to share!
|These were made to test the pattern|
|This one's for her grandson|
|A really warm hat for her son|
|A lap robe to donate|
|Lorraine West made a nice travel bag and a wallet|
|Lorraine's little candy dishes are reversible|
|Lorraine uses her stash of HSTs to make Community Service quilts|
|Terry McGuire made this as part of a friendship challenge|
|Terry used fabrics from the fabric pool to make this for Community service|
|fabric box made from an orphan block|
Donna Sofokles brought an assistant to help her with show and tell!
Remember when we had Erica Plank visit the guild? Donna is the first to show something she finished from that visit. If anyone else makes these, contact Donna about the grommet tool. :-)
|Kathy Belluscio is attempting to finish 9 quilts for Christmas|
|Donna Tomski bought kits of the month for small seasonal quilts. One down.|
|This is a pillowcase dress made to be taken to the Phillipines|
Donna shared barb Brady's very special show and tell- a comfort quilt from a caring group of quilters at the Fillmore Wesleyan Church.
And a matching bag to carry it in.
|Nancy Hyde's quilt was too large to open all the way. What we did see is gorgeous!!|
|Tracy Jachimowicz reminds us we can make the projects from the books we buy!|
|For Tracy's grandson. She wasn't sure how to quilt it.|
Connie and Vinnie showed some of the quilts turned in to Community Service today.
Elaine is using her new photography skills in her digital quilt images. This one was made for an "Old Paint" challenge.
Elaine's small fiber arts group had an artist inspired challenge. Elaine was inspired by Klimt and Matisse to interpret a tree.
Then she made the piece below to show how Elaine creates an image à la Klimt and Matisse.
|Maria Adams "triangulations" pillow|
|Maria also made this lovely autumn Attic Windows quilt.|
|Mary Kozub finally got around to quilting a panel she bought many years ago.|
|Martha Lorshbaugh's "modern" quilt, part of an ArtCGirlz challenge.|
The program for the November meeting was demos by members of the guild- always a favorite place for new ideas!
back to front binding. (sorry about the ads, but it's a good tutorial)
Disappearing Pinwheels demo she did!
She also showed this disappearing hourglass, since the two blocks start out with the same units.
this book, and some wonderful fabrics!
Our December meeting will be our annual Christmas party. Bring a dish to pass (think brunch, not lunch) and your own place setting, and maybe a Christmas project to share! Remember, we meet one week earlier-- on December 10!