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The Results Are In!

It may not be as huge as the Presidential Race, but our “Viewer’s Choice” awards are very important to our guild.

Guests and members are given a ballot, inserted into their Quilt Faire program. All eight categories of entries are listed and we ask for your favorite one in each. We understand that entries vary in complexity and technique – you need not worry about that. Which one YOU LIKE the best is what we want to know.

You don’t even need to tell us why!

Our Viewer’s Choice chairman collected all of the ballots at the shows close and crunches the numbers for us. In a week (or two), we have our Viewer’s Choice Awards. ALL entries are considered, even non guild members can receive a ribbon.

Winner’s, including our raffled off items, are below:

Wall Hangings:

1st Place: Carol Earnhardt, Forget Catch and Release

2nd Place: Penni Barger, Milliare Man

3rd Place: Sara Henry, Long Tall Sally


Needle Art:

1st Place: Linda Van Berckelaer, Splash

2nd Place: Sue Bishop, Christmas Stockings

3rd Place: Sue Wilmer, Shanty Town


Wearable Art:

1st Place: Joanne Padelford, Black Jacket

2nd Place: Candy Gutierrez, Home Tweet Home

3rd Place: Nadine Bowlus, Gypsy Soul Totes



1st Place: Joanne Padelford, The Golden Gate.

2nd Place: Candy Gutierrez, At Home in the Poppies

3rd Place: Diane Mitchell, Lavendar Fields of California



1st Place: Barbara Cleveland, Agnes the Peddler

2nd Place: Pat Gomes, Thrift Store Annie

3rd Place: Candy Gutierrez, Bird Girl


Hand Quilting:

1st Place: Larie Tippetts, Jeanne’s Surprise

2nd Place: Mary Ellen Nikola, Aunt Jane’s Honeysuckle Vines

3rd Place: Jocelyn Muncaster, Ribbons of My Life



1st Place: Caroline Earheart, Family Road to California

2nd Place: Lorene Lucas, Kenai

3rd Place: Sue Bishop, Winter’s Majesty



1st Place: Edie Diegoli, The Peacock Farm

2nd Place: Thalia Hart, Wonky Winds (Zentangle)

3rd Place: Tisha Cabral,, Wonky Hawaiian


Scholarship Quilt, “Sierra Views”  went to – Linda Gogna, from Stockton.

“Samantha” (American Girl Doll) went to – Nancy Hecker, an IHQ Member.

Congratulations to All!!

Posted in Cool Stuff, Members Showcase

Member’s Showcase: Sue Bishop

Sue joined our guild this year, but has quilted and created most of her life. Monday, she shared with us some of her gorgeous work.

Since pictures are worth a thousand words, let’s get right to them!


A 3-D Christmas tree (2014)

All Spruced Up – made with prairie points.


Pillows made from the Happy Haunting book  They were so-o-o cute that she made at least twenty of them for gifts. suesshow-10 The trivet is a free pattern from Moda called a “folding star”. Sue is scheduled to teach a class on this Feb. 13th, 2017

A Witchy Wall Hanging – If you think you have a bad hair day… take a closer look at the “Topsy Turvy Witches’ tablerunner. By Happy Hollow Designs.

One of her favorite quilts, she made trying to use up her Halloween scraps left from other Halloween projects. The quilt is reversible – meaning the back is another complete quilt. And she still has more scraps!  “I LOVE Halloween!” she tells us. We believe her.





The Front




The Back




Stars Over Log Cabins (2012)
This is actually Sue’s all-time favorite – “I love blue!”

Sue is working on this quilt. It is a variation of the Ohio Star.


Sue explains, “My very first pieced quilt (1998), using a Kenmore machine, paper templates, and scissors to cut it out.  Boy, how things have changed!!  It was beautifully hand-quilted by Pauline Stewart – a family friend.”



2010 WV Mountain Quest Quilt.

“We visited 12 quilt stores to get the patterns… a fun road trip with my sister & friends! I put red in one square in each row. My dad was a coal miner so that was one.  I did white water rafting down the New River Gorge. Two summers ago I also did zip lining. The other two were the church and cardinal. I made 3 of these quilts: one for me, my mom & my brother”

Thank you, Sue for sharing your work with us!


Thanks also go to Jocelyn Muncaster, Sue’s friend and “Vanna” and Jodi Lea for the photos.