Posted in Classes, Cool Stuff

What is Going On Here?

 Yes, these are the wonderful women of IHQ.  Today they are taking a class. So, why are there no sewing machines, or fabrics around?

Quilters learn new techniques every year, from professional teachers and talented members.  Monday’s class is both professional & member taught. Our scheduled instructor, Terrie Kygar, fell ill and could not travel last year. Candy Gutierrez was taught by Terrie Kygar and became qualified to teach the technique.

The technique?  Crayon Applique. Ms. Kygar, and now our Candy, does a no-iron version called “Brush & Blend”.  I haven’t been able to take either class, but I have seen these breathtaking images created by everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aren’t they luscious with color?

 


Candy stands, supervising the coloring. I wonder if she ever taught Kindergarten?

 

Concentration and focus this class is commanding.  Not the usual banter or giggles are heard in the room.  Yet, each student I spoke with assured me they were having a lot of fun.  Some were even smiling as they colored – like Kindergarteners’ do.

♥  TTFN  ♥

 

Written by Jodi Lea G.
Photos taken by same.

Posted in Cool Stuff

Renewal of the Quiltesses

It’s January, so that means membership renewal starts today.  $40.00 and a completed form will renew your membership in our fabulous Quilt Guild.  If you have not joined yet…  what are you waiting for?

For y’all who doubt that Quiltesses is a word – it is.  According to The Book of Words that Should Exist, 5th Edition, this is the definition:

Quiltesses [‘kwilt-ess-es]  noun.   1. Members of a Quilt Guild  2. Goddesses of quilting.

I really like the second choice.

No photos today, due to my drive-by to register and go back home to jammies and a warm fire.  Maybe a nap if I can.

 

♥  TTFN ♥

 

 

Posted in Members Showcase

Member Showcase: Carol Hutcheson

Carol shared with us her quilting ‘portfolio’ December 9th. No one was surprised that her work was outstanding & beautiful; however, some of us (OK – me), was surprised at the massive size of her most complicated quilts.

Instead of me saying a thousand words, here are the photos that were taken at Carol’s show.

 

Take a bow, Carol!  We all enjoyed your presentation and your hard work.  Thank you so much for sharing.

♥  TTFN  ♥

Posted in News

Quilting Weather Has Arrived!

December 16 will be IHQ’s last meeting of the year.

  • A “make up” class for the RowxRow quilt on Flying Geese & the Braid.
  • It’s a ‘UFO day’ – so bring in those UnFinished Projects and get ’em done!

Our first meeting will be on January 6th.  Please download the application/renewal form for membership and fill it out for Diane Mitchell, our Membership Chair.

Dues should accompany your application. Cash or Check’s made out to IHQ will be accepted.

♥  TTFN ♥

 

Posted in News, Quilt Faire

The 2019 Viewer’s Choice Awards

And the winners are…

DOLLS
Barbara Cleveland “Miss Zara goes to the Oscars”,
made at the suggestion of Ren Krause and given to her.

2. Claudia Smith “Bru doll”

3. Barbara Cleveland “Father Christmas”, originally made for a cousin

LARGE INNOVATIVE QUILTS
1 Jocelyn Muncaster “Queen of Halloween”,
took three years to locate all these Halloween fabrics

2 Sue Bishop “Fidget Fandango”
for a nephew; blue and gold are the University of West Virginia colors

3 Sue Duggins “Beachy”, this quilt is back where it belongs, in a sunroom near the beach

LARGE QUILTS
1 Karen Breeding “Mystical Garden”, blocks of flowers took her two to three years to applique, which she did while traveling and or watching sports with her husband

2 Diane Mitchell “Montana Memories”, made at a Judy Niemeyer workshop in Montana

3 Janice Vaughn “Amish with a Twist”

MEMBERS CHALLENGE
1 Nadine Bowlus “Clamshell Tree of Life”, check the interactive species list and see if you can find all the living beings

2 Jocelyn Muncaster “It Doesn’t have to be Square”, thought about it for six months before deciding how to do it

3 Diane Mitchell “Happy Camper”, consists of 660 small squares

NEEDLE ART
1 Mickey McNamara “Asian Splendor”, the first attempt at this technique

2 Sue Wilmer “Just Married”

3 Diane Mitchell “Stitching in Sisters with Anna”, wool applique class with Anna Bates

SMALL INNOVATIVE QUILTS
1 Valerie Conrado “Cubist Campfire”

2 Candy Gutierrez “Help me if you can, I’m feeling down, Oh, help me get my feet back on the ground.

Art quilt depicting an emotion
3 Sue Bishop “United Hearts”, for a nephew who was married recently and sent to serve in Syria right after

SMALL QUILTS
1 Candy Gutierrez “Christmas Morning”, fabrics from Bali
2 Eileen Roberson “Grizzly”

3 Jackie Sullivan “Enjoy this Beauty – Snow will be falling soon”, thanks to the artist for this lovely central panel

WEARABLE ARTS
1 Doreen Whiteman “1850’s Ball Gown”, made for a daughter to wear as a period costume at a saloon in Virginia City

2 Lynette Pham “Grammy’s Bikini”

3 Vida Kenk “Choir Dress”, hand sewed this dress when she needed a long dress for a choir concert in college; she brought a photo to show she once fit in it. Candy wore this dress for the award presentations.

♥  Congratulations to all these ladies!  ♥