Quilt Faire is Over

I sure hope everyone who wanted to go did.

The weather was gorgeously autumn. Sunny and crisp, with a slight breeze that ruffled the leaves yet did not blow them off and around. The grounds at Ironstone were pristine, of course! Decorated with brilliant reds, yellows, and browns, as if fall had saved up its Ta-Da finale – just for the Faire.

The Boutique had oodles of fine handmade items and fun stuff. The Country Store was closed this year, and we hope to open it next year, COVID permitting. Our vendors had wonderful things to offer, and we (and I speak for me, actually) spent a bunch on essential things I needed. Yes, I needed that gorgeous “jelly-roll” for a class I was signed up for!

If you did not have the chance to follow the fancy shoes up to view the quilt show, I almost feel sorry for you. Let me show you a smidgen of what you missed. Of course, the photography is lousy, and the quilts look one thousand times more incredible in person. But then, you weren’t there to see them, so I am telling you this.

Sons Wedding Quilt – Laurie Jurgens
Sunflower – Valerie Conrado
Audobon Christmas – Mary Black
Mitered Boxes – Jocelyn Muncaster
Farm Girl Quilt – Jean Schwisow
Conrad’s Grad Quilt – Jackie Sullivan
Picnic in the Park – Paula Broglio
Women of Courage – Sue Bishop
Biker Quilt – Jodi Lea Greenfield

Maybe we will see you next year…

The 44th Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire will be held: October 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2022

Disclaimer: The quality of photos depends on what the photographers send to the webmistress.

Let the Games Begin!

Well, it sounds more fun than “Let’s Get to Work!” It IS a lot of work putting on a quality quilt show, but we do have fun in spite of that. Many parts make the whole event and most of those go together like well oiled gears. Members have streamlined the processes and tweaked this and that to make it even smoother for the next year. This year will be tougher than most. We did not have our faire last year, so our newer members need training, and we lost quite a few members in 2020 & 2021. Some moved away from the mountains, and we lost some in death. The most challenging part will be keeping up with the shifting rules and current mandates that COVID causes.

This year our Quilt Faire ‘Queen’ is Dana Osterlund. This means that she is in charge of everything involving the Quilt Faire. Quilt Faire committees (35 of them), report to her on their status.

Entered quilts and exhibits are analyzed, arranged and rearranged. All applications are sorted (by size, color and theme) during a Planning meeting. The final show layout is decided at this meeting and the results are distributed to the frame builders and the check-in and return crews.

Now, all the behind the scenes work gets serious. We have only 18 days or so to prepare for our invasion of Ironstone Vineyards and what we call “Quilt Faire Week”

See you there!

Almost Ready
Growing Trees

Ironstone Vineyards

Friday October 29 through Sunday October 31

While the Cat’s Away..

The mice will play.

Or in a quilt guild’s case, if the President is away, the guild will play. At least we did last week, when 1st President, Candy, was put in charge of Monday’s meeting. Because there wasn’t much business to do, Candy, a former teacher, could not have a classroom of “kids” just sitting there. So, she brought two games. The first game was a tough one. Each table was given a list of anagrams to descramble and spell out names of quilt blocks. Most tables had 2-3. However, table-4 was full of smarty-pants ladies. Table-4 not only got them all, but they were correct also.

The second game was an old guild favorite we play at Quilt Camp. Left, Right, Center. It is a dice game.


The colorful strips of fabric make a pretty centerpiece!

Table-3 (Photographer’s Table)

Also, as an added treat, three of Eileen Roberson’s quilts were on display. Eileen lives in Nevada now, but she is still a guild member. The three masterpieces will be for sale at the Quilt Faire Boutique. October 29-31, 2021.

Sign for Mountain Pines Lodge
Papa Bear
Nautical Theme

Oh yeah, in case you wanted to know who won all those strips, and now has to make a quilt with them…

Yours Truly


Member Trunk Show: Sue Duggins

Sue graciously accepted our President’s, Diane Mitchell, request to do a ‘Trunk’ Show for us after the quarterly business meeting on September 20th. She warned Diane that she did not have much to show.

Before the meeting, Sue must have hauled eight overstuffed bags and bins from her car trunk into the Hall. BTW, this is why this activity is called a ‘Trunk’ Show.

“Not much to show”, is a whopping understatement.

Sue’s handiwork covered the walls (and some of the furniture) of Independence Hall.

Her backdrop is a quilt she made for her granddaughter. The style is called Bargello. Thank you, Alyssa, for letting your grandma show us your quilt!

Vintage Dresden Quilt, circa 1920’s
Sue’s ‘Apartment Building’. Can you guess what she drew? “To be an Apartment Building, you have to have one,” Sue told us. Have what? CLICK to tell us your answer.

Sue’s True Passion Lies with her Artwork. When she takes a photo of the scene to draw and quilt later, she
Floating Blocks of DNA?
Bright and Cheery quilt, made for a daughter-in-law who loves yellow. [The back is yellow]
Old Cottonwood Tree – We can all see why it is one of Sue’s favorites.
Daisies in 3-D
Tree Stump Somewhere In Montana

Thank you, Sue! It was a pleasure to hear the history about each quilt and wall hanging. You are a very talented lady! A bunch of us are hoping someday you will teach a class for members…

just sayin’


Cut Day a Success

Many members stayed after the meeting to help Mary Sue and Donna make kits for comfort quilts and pillowcases. Nine large tables in the ‘dinning’ room were stuffed and overflowing with flannels, kids prints, flowers, bright polka-dots, bugs, hearts and a few more dignified styles for teens and adults.

Because yours truly was picking out bright and happy fabric for scrappy kid’s quilts, I remembered to take photos after most of our participants departed. The Hall looks deserted now, but we had a good turn out.

Karen & Diane Confer
Some things take a lot of concentration
Sue cuts carefully
Joanne & Margaret Catch Up
Donna Measures Twice

Busy Monday Coming soon…

Quarterly Business Meeting Sept. 20th. The Zoom Room will be open for the meeting at 10:00 am. Sue Duggan’s Trunk Show & the un-luncheon after the meeting. Bring your own lunch, chair to sit in and money in case there is a raffle!

Also last day to submit your Quilt Faire Entries!