A Place for members and friends of The Museum Quilt Guild of Batavia, NY to check up on Guild events.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Great work, everyone!
Prize winners included Jean Butzer for Best in Show, with her Grandma's Album, new member Linda Prouty for her "Radiant Star" quilt and Kathi Everett's "Little Black Dress". In all 29 prizes were awarded by our panel of judges to 21 different quilters!! But everyone who attended was a winner, since it was such a feast for the eyes!
In addition to the prizes awarded by the judges the viewer's choice awards were announced at the November Guild meeting.
First place went to Mary Ellen Casey for her "Peaceful Prairie" Quilt (pictured at left)
Second place went to Sharon Larson
for her original "Autumn Under Blue Skies"
Full list of winners:
Best of Show: Grandma's Album by Jean Butzer
Large Quilt Piecing: Radiant Star by Linda Prouty
Large Quilt Hand Applique: Dahlia's by Barb Brady
Large Quilt Machine Applique: Hannah's Garden by Dodie Morrison
Large Quilt Hand Quilting: Autumn Baskets by Martha Lorshbaugh
Large Quilt Machine Quilting: French Braid Stained Glass by Elaine Ross
Large Quilt Mixed Techniques: Among the Leaves, by Ann Gouinlock
Small Quilt Piecing: Center of Attention by Connie Grimsley
Small Quilt Hand Applique: Floral Applique by Ann Guouinlock
Small Quilt Machine Applique: Wear Warm Clothes by Barbara Brady
Small Quilt Hand Quilting The Magnolia by Cheryl Doody
Small Quilt Hand Quilting, 2nd: Spiraling out of Control by Ann Renica
Small Quilt Machine Quilting: Craig and Martha catching Turtles by Martha Lorshbaugh
Small Quilt Mixed Techniques: Basket of Bloomers by Jean Butzer
Best Miniature: Peppermint Twist in Miniature, by Jean Butzer
Best Miniature, 2nd: Vintage bouquet by Ann Gouinlock
Quilted Fashion: Textured Vest by Elaine Ross
Home Decor: Naptime by Mary Ellen Ames
Most Creative: Little Black Dress by Kathi Everett
Best use of Color: Door Number 1? by Mary Ellen Ames
Special Award for Other Techniques: Textured Star by Pat Gardner
Special Award for Visual Impact: 1930's fractured Diamond by Donna Tomski
Special Award for Group Quilt: Tulip Friendzy by Ann Gouinlock
Judge's Choice, Judy Farnham: Beyond Black by Ann Michaud
Judge's Choice, Evelyn Pengelly: My Friendship Round Robin by Cheryl Doody
Judge's Choice, Natalie Masker: September Wedding by Becky Nichols
President's Award: Puppy Tracks in the snow by Gladys Van Buskirk
Chairman's Award: Delicate Dreams by Tracy Jachimowicz
See more pictures!!!
The committee reported that, although the show drew a slightly smaller crowd than anticipated, the show was a success. Thanks go to all who helped in any way- and most members of the Guild did! Whether it is by chairing a committee, helping to hang the quilts, sitting a table at the show, or making lots of quilts to show, the show couldn't happen without you!!!
The committee also recommends starting a new raffle quilt right away, if anyone is interested in chairing this project.
In December, the meeting will be held on the 13th, to make it easier for everyone to participate and still be ready for Holiday plans. If you plan to attend, please bring a dish to pass and check your newsletter for a list of items needed to make our special group project- thanks to Connie Grimsley for all her time on this project!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Where does the time go???
At the quilt show on October 17 and 18, we were happy to welcome back some of our distant members and "old" friends!!!
Deb and Shirley were long time members and good friends so we are always happy when they can come visit us!!! Shirley had even sent some of her quilts a head to be entered into the show. Hopefully they actually got to enjoy the show in between all the hugs and stops to catch up with everyone!
More about the show next time....
Thursday, July 10, 2008
June was fun!!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Classes, new and old
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Get your tickets now!
Many of the Guild's members will now take a turn at hand quilting this lovely quilt.
Raffle tickets were distributed at the April meeting. If any members did not yet receive their tickets to sell, please contact Connie Grimsley.
Tickets are $1 each. Interested in buying a ticket?? Drop us an email, and we'll find a way to get one to you!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Fabric Postcards are fun!
Donna's Easter card for her Grands
Ann learned the benefits of taking her time
on the blanket stitching!
Mary Ellen decided to be very artistic- even adding some sequins!
More of the class postcards can be seen here! And hopefully many more will soon follow.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Several workshops are already on the schedule, with several more in the planning stages. The after meeting "sit and sew" may never have another opportunity to gather!
In March, one of our members, Martha Lorshbaugh, will be teaching members to make fabric postcards! Several members have been showing off postcards they have made and or received in online swaps, which has generated enthusiasm for this class. (See some of Martha's postcards !)
In April, we are pleased to host Joan Ford, with her "Scrap Therapy" lecture. A class will follow, where members can learn how to cut, sort and organize scraps for future projects.
In June, members of the Museum Quilt Guild will be taking a road trip!! A bus has been reserved to transport interested members to "Quilter's Holiday 2008" hosted by the Quilters Consortium of New York State. The trip, on June 14, will cost members $125.00 and includes admission to the show, a lunch with speaker Kaye England, and dinner with speaker Ami Simms. Two locations have been arranged to meet the bus- at the Valu Plaza in Batavia and the Park and Ride in LeRoy. Contact Elaine Ross at email@example.com for more information, or to sign up and arrange payment. Reservations must be made before March 31, 2008.
Other upcoming workshops include a wool felt project and a fun dimensional applique class! Check back later for details!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Black and White and.....
The Museum Quilt Guild members turned in quilts to be entered into the annual challenge show on January 19. Among the entries is a "Little Black Dress", a city scape and a tv test pattern! See the entire show here.