Our 2018 Executive Board

On Monday, the 2018 Officers of the IHQ Board were installed. We hope they are this happy at the end of their term!

Front L-R: President, Jodi Lea Greenfield; Parlimentarian, Linda Van Berckelaer;  2nd V.P., Margaret Zavertnik; Alt. 2nd V.P., Eileen Roberson; Advisor, Joanne Padelford; Alt. 1st V.P., Candy Gutierrez; Board Secretary, Joan Patterson.

Back L-R: Quilt Faire Chair, Edie Diegoli; Member at Large, Mary Sue Budrow; Treasurer,  Nancy Gardner; 1st V.P., Sue Bishop; Member at Large, Tish Cabral; Member at Large, Sidney Palmer (not present); 1st V.P., Jocelyn Muncaster; Alt. 1st V.P., Gleness Nelson;  Independence Hall Liaison, Jackie Sullivan.

 

Sparkly Welcome for Soggy Quilters

When Guild members entered the Hall on Monday, they were soggy from the rainstorm and chilled from their walk in the parking lot. The whole main room of our meeting place was gloomy because from the huge wall of windows came not a drop of light. The view seemed to suck the light away from the room.

Waiting in line to sign in for the meeting, we noticed a flash of bright, swirling color straight ahead that made us smile. Even seeing the quilt from a distance, we were 99% sure of who made it. The 1% of doubt vanished after getting a closer look. We only knew of one quilter who would torture herself with precision paper piecing and perfectly set points on a pattern so fearsomely intense that you can’t look at it very long, unless you like feeling dizzy.


Diane explained this quilt was 3 years in the making. The pattern, “Brilliant Beauties of Joy”, was designed by Jacqueline de Jonge. Although it is difficult to tell from photographs, Diane applied 760 Swarovski crystals to the quilt for added sparkle. It is beautifully quilted by our own Jennifer Cabral.

Diane named her masterpiece ~ My Joy

BTW – I’m pretty sure that “My Joy” will be entered in this year’s Quilt Faire. Soooo, you will have a chance to admire it yourself!

Happy New Year!

It’s HERE!
new-year-2018

Not only is 2018 here, but it’s moving along quickly! The first week of January (and the Quilters Guild winter break) is almost over.

You will be noticing some changes to our website – new content, new faces, are only the beginning

♥  TTFN  ♥

Member Showcase: Jocelyn Muncaster

Between last Monday’s meeting and our potluck luncheon, we were wowed by 1st Vice President, Jocelyn’s show. Most of us knew her Quilting skills were excellent and we thought we had seen her best work.  We were wrong!

Our photographer ruined the photos she took of Jocelyn during the show (cutting her head off was in really bad form), so on the left is a snap of an excited Jocelyn with her Viewer’s Choice Award ribbon. A bit blurry and fuzzy, although we can see her head (and smiling face).

The Guild has an opening for the photographer position, BTW

Jocelyn treated us to her diverse array of quilts and wall hangings, several techniques are used in her collection. Some techniques she learned at classes sponsored by the guild.

Much to our delight, Jocelyn shared with us her passion for stones & crystals while we oohed and ahhed over her custom designed jewelry.

If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy – the gal also paints! The set of landscapes with tree houses she displayed were breathtaking.

 

Thank you Jocelyn for an entertaining and beautiful show. We are looking forward to seeing more of your talented creations!

And — The Winner is…

Raffle Ticket Winners:

Kathy Griggs went home with that striking Bargello Scholarship Quilt!

Sandy Mayfield can’t wait to give her granddaughter her new American Girl Doll!


The show winners walked the red carpet to receive their ribbons on Monday. If you look to your right, you can see how much fun they were having!

Announcing the Winners of a Viewer’s Choice Award – by Category…

 

Member Challenge (CH)
1st  Place Jocelyn Muncaster

Burger Invasion

2nd Place Jennifer Cabral

Vase of the Hamburgers

3rd Place Nadine Bowlus

BBQ Picnic Wreath

Dolls (D)
1st Place  Jean Schwisow

My Sewing Room

2nd Place  Nancy Macomber

Berty, Button Merchant

3rd Place  Sharon Stephens

Country Critters

Hand Quilted (HQ)
1st Place  Laura McGavern

Elephant for P.A.W.s

2nd Place  Linda Palmer

“Nana’s Quilt” **

3rd Place  Carolyn Earhart

Dyeing to Shine

Needle Arts (NA)
1st Place  Linda Burns

Poppies

2nd Place  Carolyn Rector

My Quilt Room

3rd Place  Sue Wilmer

The James-Younger Gang

Quilts (Q)
1st Place  CarolineEarhart

Save the Last Dance…

2nd Place  Diane Mitchell

Somers Bay Sunrise

3rd Place  Jeanne Hand

Fabulous Fiona

Wearable Arts (WA)
1st Place  Nadine Bowlus

“Hope is the thing …”

2nd Place  Jean Schwisow

Knitted Shawl

3rd Place  Nadine Bowlus

Aspen Grove Totebag

 
Wall Hangings  (WH)
1st Place  Diane Mitchell

Kitchen Hunting

2nd Place  Nadine Bowlus

Aspen Grove

3rd Place  Phyllis Holmes

August 21, 2017

Wonky
1st Place Nancy Macomber

Past & Present

2nd Place  Mary Sue Budrow

Love of the Game

3rd Place  Erin Lee Borean

“Flutterbys”

 

** “Nana’s Quilt” also won the coveted “Ironstone’s Choice” award.  

 

Congratulations to Everyone!!