Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Quilt Show Highlights and Award Winners

 The Museum Quilt Guild wishes to thank everyone who came to our show!  

We hope you enjoyed viewing it as much as we enjoyed being able to (finally!!) have a show again.

Many many hands go into making a successful show, and I don't mean to leave anyone out, but very special thanks go to  Quilt Show Chair Elaine Lemley and Set-up Chair Cathy Schmeider and her husband, Bill.  

Hopefully you can see all of the quilts here - when I get the photo album up.  (If the link is here, there's an album.  If I do it right, you won't need a password.  Stay tuned.)

If that doesn't work, try here.  Neither should require a password.  

Meanwhile, here are the winners of the awards in our show- minus Viewer's Choice, since those will be announced at our November meeting.

Best of Show- Bali Wedding Star, by Liz Scott

This quilt also won the award for best Paper Pieced quilt

Large Quilt Piecing- Wonky Stars, by Tracy Jachimowicz

Large Quilt Hand Piecing- Black and White Scrappy Hexies, by Sue Chiddy

Large Quilt Hand Quilting- Tequilia Sunrise, by Anne O'Geen

Large Quilt Mixed Techniques, by Deborah Vosburg

Large Quilt Machine Quilting- Silver Sisters Challenge, by Cathy Schmeider

Small Quilt Piecing- Baby Boy Quilt, by Donna Tomski


Small Quilt Hand Appliqué- Dresden Bloom, by Jennifer Grimsley

Small Quilt Machine Appliqué- Jacks' Peacock, by Nancy Ellers

Small Quilt Hand Quilting- Quarantea Time, by Jennifer Grimsley

Small Quilt Machine Quilting (Domestic machine)- Icy Willows, by Elaine Ross

Small Quilt Mixed Techniques- Piper, by Chris Kuehl

Small Quilt Machine Quilting (longarm machine)- Silver Sisters challenge, by Cathy Schmeider

Best Miniature- Butterfly, by Mickey Green

Best Home Décor- Feather Your Nest, by Sue Privatera

Most Creative- You Can't Buy Pokeweed at the Garden Center, by Martha Lorshbaugh

Best Use of Color- Handy Dandy Scrap Quilt, by Kathleen Belluscio

Best Art Quilt- Honor, by Nancy Schrader

Visual Impact Award- NearSighted/ Far Sighted, by Elaine Ross

Wool Appliqué 1st Place- Chirp, by Jennifer Grimsley

Wool Appliqué 2nd Place- Some of my Favorite Things, by JoAnn Flynt
This quilt also won the the Quilt Show Chairman's Award

Hand Embroidery- Blessed, by Carol McNally

Judge's Choice- Linda Davis- Symbols of the Underground Railroad, by Sue Chiddy

Judge's Choice- Christine North- Cast of Favorites, by Kevin Hammon

President's Award- Just BEEcause, by Elaine Lemley

Kid's Corner Special Recognition- Patriots Disappearing 9-Patch, by Cassidy and Lilly Mileham, and Addie Lacey

Being a judge must be the most difficult thing at a quilt show.  How do you look at all the great work, and choose just a few to win awards?  Congratulations to those the judges did choose!

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

September Quilt Show Prep

 OK, so blogger is arranging pictures in whatever order it chooses today.  I am not going to try and argue with it (I rarely win these little disagreements!)

At the September meeting, the activity was all about the quilt show!  If you haven't signed up to work at the show yet, please contact Elaine Lemley to add your name to the sign up list.  Remember- working ONE two hour shift gets you in to the show for free!  There is also a special raffle basket just for the members working the show (One ticket per shift, I think)

In a very random order- the show and tell presented in September...

Pat Gardner, I believe.  But I do not know for whom it was made.

Donna Tomski made this for the Silent Auction

Jenny Grimsley.  Again, I've forgotten the occasion, but I think it's for a niece.

Community Service, made by Mary Lowe

Community Service quilted by Mary Lowe.  Makers unknown.

A tumbler quilt top Connie Grimsley is working on after making....

...This tumbler as a gift to a co-worker.  Connie prefers the colors in the top above to these.  

Nancy Schrader is also making a tumbler quilt- using a bow tie layout.

Nancy's (Niece??) is having a baby and designed the room around a painting Mickey Green did, which the niece has. The pillow is a print of the painting.  A nice associate at Patchwork garden found the perfect fabric for a quilt to  match!

And there was enough fabric leftover for a dresser scarf!

Nancy Ellers has been making hats.  
These are rams, not odd Gs!

This pattern came out smaller than Nancy had intended...

So she tried again and added a cuff.  

Nancy made some small cuddle blankies to hang on car seats or stroller with a teething ring

Shirley Lapp doesn't like doing envelope finishes, so Nancy does them for her.

Nancy has made quite a few of these.  This is for the Silent Auction

Liz Scott found this in her UFOs and finished it for Community Service.

Elaine Ross was met with a pleasant surprise when she discovered the Sacred Threads exhibit committee used her quilt in their promotional materials.

Martha Lorshbaugh made this for a step-great grandson, who will arrive soon.

After the meeting, we spent some fun time decorating pumpkins grown by Elaine Lemley to be used as decorations at the quilt show. 

 Most of us kept it pretty simple.

Christine Hansen used  her artistic talents for this beauty!

Elaine Lemley had tried out the technique at home before coming to the meeting!

We look forward to seeing you all at the show.  Photos will be shared here once the show has been hung and awards given.