Monday, October 22, 2018

Congratulations to All!

Everyone involved in this year's "Stitches in Time 2018" should be very proud of themselves for another great show!   It takes a lot of effort from a LOT of people to put this together every other year.  It's all worth it once we can say we're ready to open the doors to the public and we hear the oohs and ahhs!
Best of Show winner, Baltimore Garden, by Irene Bow
 (Also the winner for  Large Quilt Machine Appliqué)
We are especially proud to congratulate the award winners, as selected by our panel of judges: Linda Hunter, Nancy Hyde and Alice Donaldson.  They spent several hours examining, contemplating and finally making their choices.  In no particular order, please enjoy the winners!

 Large Quilt Paper Piecing- Dance of the Dragonflies, by Linda Prouty

 Small Quilt Machine Quilting- Leaving the World Behind, Martha Lorshbaugh

Home Decor- Variegated Circles, Jennifer Grimsley

Judge's Choice (Nancy Hyde)- Mary Lowe, Asian Conundrum

Large Quilt Mixed Techniques- British Quilt Blocks, Nancy Bush

Visual Impact- Surrounded by Scraps, Kathy Belluscio

Large Quilt Piecing- My Walk on The Wild Side, Elaine Lemley

Large Quilt Hand Appliqué- Bed of Roses, Donna Sofokles

Large Quilt Machine Quilting- Safe haven, Cathy Schmieder

Small Quilt machine Appliqué- Fall Frenzy, Cathy Schmieder

Paper Pieced- Blossoms, Trudy Kutter

Large Quilt hand Quilting- Florida Pine Tree, Anne O'Geen

Quilted fashion- Hobo Bag, Cathy Judkins

Small Quilt Mixed Techniques- Circle of Life, Elaine Lemley

Small Quilt Hand Quilting- Big Stitch, Donna Tomski

Group Quilt- First Snow, Chris Kuehl 
with ArtCGirlz members Mary Ellen Casey, Kathi Everett, Mary Kozub and Susan Rathbun

Judge's Choice (Linda Hunter)- European River Town, Trudy Kutter

Best Landscape- Progress, Mary Ellen Casey

Kids Corner Special Recognition- Jenna's Scrap Quilt, Jenna Lapp

Hand Piecing- Wildflower Garden, Sue Chiddy

Modern Large Quilt- Equalizer, Mary Lowe

Best Art Quilt- November, Elaine Ross

Judge's Choice (AliceDonaldson)- Dresden Plate, Irene Bow

Best Use of Color- The Other Side of the Rainbow, Martha Lorshbaugh

Most Creative- A Walk Through My Garden, Elaine Ross

Small Modern Quilt- Island Hopping, Chris Kuehl

Small Quilt Hand Appliqué- Dresden Plates in red and White, Pat Gardner

Small Quilt Piecing- Safari Fresh, Connie Grimsley

 Show Chairman's Award- Divine Synthesis, Mary Ellen Casey

President's Choice Award- Kate's Dancing 4-Patches, Shirley Lapp
We'd like to thank everyone who attended the show! We'll be back again in 2020.
If you weren't able to make it to the show, you can see the quilts here.  The names are covered by posties as photos were taken while the judges were still working.  Since I was trying to keep out of their way, and was interrupted a few times, apologies to anyone whose quilt is missing from the album.  It was unintentional!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

It's Show Time!!

Today is the day the members of the quilt show committee have been planning for- the quilts are turned in and the show goes up!
 As quilts are turned in, they are sorted by the area in which they will hang.  

 It's a team effort getting everything where it looks the best.

 It's all worth it once the show is ready!

The Boutique is filling up quickly with all kinds of goodies made by our members!

Here's a few of the quilts that will make you say OOOH if you come to the show!!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Counting down to show time

August 17, the day of our meeting, was the last day to register quilts for the show in October.  As of meeting time, Alex announced registrations were down.  I think we were all feeling sorry for her, knowing how many she would be getting before midnite!  (at least we hope she got a lot!)

  Before I get to the pictures, I must apologize for the fact that I forgot my camera this month and had to use my phone.  It's takes pretty good pictures, but not as good as my "real" camera!

Every month we get a sort of preview of the quilt show, though!  This month, there was a sort of a bonus.  Mary Kozub is a great cheerleader for the challenge, and tries to keep us motivated and inspired.  So this month, she invited members to show "flora" theme quilts.  This is a sample of what was shown.  (Next month is the "fauna" part of the challenge- bring yours to share!)

Mary made this as her entry in the best blooms challenge from several years ago

Nancy Ellers made this in a class.

Nancy uses this on her door in spring

Martha made this in a class with Jane Sassaman (this is an old picture)
 Eula Serrino led the transition from "Flora and Fauna" to the regular show and tell.  These crazy quilted gems were found in a trunk, made by a family member I think. 

I'm really sorry about this picture- this piece is lovely!)

This one will be in the silent auction

This one is Eula's favorite.

Nancy Ellers made this for the St Mary's quilt ministry

 I think these two will go to the Lipson center.  The Hunter's star is made with squares and half square triangles, rather than the traditional way. 

 Nancy Wise made this for her grandson, using her embroidery machine.  She hopes he can learn all the nursery rhymes she taught her son. 

Gloria Crittenden made this moon journey quilt, showing the moon over the mountains

Ann Renica made a weighted quilt for her grandson.  It has 6 lbs of poly pellets!

Ann also finally finished this quilt for her daughter's wedding, only 9 years after they got married!

Mary Kozub's "One Block it's a Wonder I got it Finished!"

Snday Shufelt took a curved log cabin class and is very pleased with the result.

Cathy Judkins showed some sweet embroidered gifts for a new baby in her life, but none of the pictures were worth sharing.  Sorry, Cathy!

In September, the Flea Market is Back!  Is your sewing room overflowing?  Pack it up and bring it to the September meeting so your friends can help you out- and take it home to their own sewing rooms!!