Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Enjoying the Holiday Together!!

Our December meeting is always a great time to enjoy the company of our fellow members as we share a meal together.  As we did last year, we enjoyed food prepared (mostly) for us!  ( A few members brought in extra goodies, which were most welcome and delicious!)  

We finally honored the winners from the "Viewer's Choice" voting at the quilt show in October.  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. 

 1st Place – #255 The Mystery of the Salem Witches by Deborah Vosburg

2nd Place – # 137 Some of My Favorite Things by JoAnn Flynt

3rd Place - #228 Silver Sisters Challenge by Cathy Schmieder

4th Place (tie) – #248 Bali Wedding Star by Liz Scott

4th Place (tie) - #250 30’s Pineapple by Donna Tomski

5th Place – #220 Near Sighted/Far Sighted by Elaine Ross

6th Place - #219 Seasons of My Garden by Elaine Ross

7th Place (tie) - #179 Piper! by Chris Kuehl

7th Place (tie) - #208 Autumn by Carol McNally

7th  Place (tie) - #256 Patchwork Barn by Deborah Vosburg

7th  Place (tie) – #257 Civil War Quilt by Deborah Vosburg

8th Place (tie) - # 171 Prismatic Star by Tracy Jachimowicz

8th Place (tie) - #212 A Wedding Quilt by Dodie Morrison

9th  Place - #165 Cast of Favorites by Kevin Hammon

10th Place (tie) - #116 Black & White Scrappy Hexies by Sue Chiddy

10th Place (tie) - #246 Enchantment by Valerie Schultz

(refer to the previous post for a link to a photo album showing all of the quilts)                                         Quiltfolk coupon code: GUILD24 

Of course, show and tell is always a high point of the meeting.  Apologies for any blurry photos.  Sometimes I think it would be easier to photograph hummingbirds than show and tell.  :-)  I missed some of show and tell, so don't have any descriptions for some items either.  

Nancy Ellers made this little poppy wall hanging, as well as a couple of extra poppy blocks...
...  one of which made a nice addition to this donation quilt.

More of the baby blankets Nancy knits with donated yarn.

Did you notice the "Grinch" scarf?  The other end has a pompom.

Alex Hammon made these sweet placemats.  

Diane Hooper's fabulous holiday quilt!

Jennifer Grimsley 

Sue Russell

Chris Keuhl found a pattern for sweet angel ornaments and- naturally- had to make one with Bills fabric!

Using embroideries done by her mother, Chris is creating pillows for her family.

Elaine Ross got two of the quilts that had been traveling with the Cherrywood Challenge collections back and brought them to share.  First is from the Bob Ross challenge.

                                                     Second is from the Prince challenge.

Sue Chiddy - I have forgotten the story for this one.  ( I really need a scribe)

Deb Vosburg made this in a class.

Elaine Lemley used her embroidery machine to put these designs on a tree skirt just the right size for her little tree.

Inspired by something she saw online, Elaine "whipped up" this advent table topper. 

Elaine made this one to donate to "Sleep in Heavenly Peace"

Liz Scott made this as a gift for a family member who loves cats.

Ann Renica made these tops for Community Service, intended for "Sleep in Heavenly Peace"

Over 50 items (possibly closer to 70) were donated for the Holiday silent auction.  Members enjoyed bidding against each other to add to their stash or do some gift shopping.  Money raised benefits the guild.

Happy holidays, everyone!

Our January meeting will feature the presentation of challenge quilts and a trunk show by area fiber artist Marcia Birken.  

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!