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It’s Quilt Faire Eve!

‘Twas the Night Before Quilt Faire,
and all through the place,
not an entry was stirring,
Not even a vase.

The quilts, they were hung,
on the frames, with great care,
in the hope that admirers
soon would be there.

The quilters were nestled all snug in their beds.
But no visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads,
They were so tuckered out,
They slept like the dead.

One heck of a week,
working hard, getting ready.
Things going so wrong,
and chaos aplenty!

It happens each year,
to our planners dismay,
but it always works out,
by opening day.

See for yourself tomorrow (or this weekend),
Vote on your favorites and do us a favor
We love sewing and quilting,
but what’s even better?

Sharing our handiwork,
and telling their stories.
So exciting to see them
displayed in their glory!

Quilt Faire Hours:
Fri., Oct 19th       9:00am – 4:00pm
Sat., Oct 20th      9:00am – 4:00pm
Sun., Oct 21st    10:00am – 4:00pm

Located at the beautiful Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys

A Perfect Day For Soup

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What a nasty and gray day! With torrential rains continuing from the night before, with no sign of letting up, and no hope from the local weathermen of it going away anytime soon. Our entire county was still soggy from the last storm chain a week ago. Luckily, however, no sign of snow or icy conditions, so our hardy guild members (arriving in raincoats, hats, and boots) were not going to stay home on a Quilters Meeting Day!

I suspect that the gal who put together this year’s calendar uses telepathy to help her schedule things. Yesterday’s schedule had our general meeting, a sewing machine maintenance class, and a Soup Buffet.

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Thank You Jackie!

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Setting Up

Members were instructed to bring in a crock pot of homemade soup to share. By the time our meeting began every electrical outlet in the lunch room had a power strip plugged into it and crockpots of various shapes and sizes were emitting delightful aromas.

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What could they be talking about?

Never has there been a day that needed soup more than this one, and here we were, enjoying hot soup while catching up with our friends. Everyone raved about ALL of the soups, but a white bean and ham medley was pronounced the winner.

There was not a competition for “best soup”, so I doubt the chef got a prize. She really didn’t need one. I would bet she is still grinning over all the kudos her soup earned. She no longer has to make the pre-potluck decision “what do I make?” either.

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TTFN !

[Ta Ta For Now]

Quilt Guild Celebrates 40 Years

The Independence Hall Quilters Guild has been meeting, sewing, and enjoying each others company for 40 years. A detailed history of our guild is found on the Bicentennial Quilt page.

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Laken Cabral, 14 and Katie Arndt, 98

Our June 6 meeting was attended by most of our members and all the tables were full!  Our youngest and the oldest member were present and happy to take a photo together!

The rest of our 114 members fall somewhere in between. The anniversary will be commemorated with a luncheon at the Snowflake Lodge on Saturday.

♥  TTFN  ♥

 

Photography by: Candy Gutierrez

Meet the 2016 Board Members

Our 2016 Independence Hall Quilters Board Members

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The IHQ 2016 Board Members introduced themselves and shared a bit of past & current projects.  So much talent in one room!!

I had intended to photograph each board member with their art, but I did not realize the “show” would be an informal “Sew & Tell”, and I quickly lost the opportunity. I blame my croup, or whatever hideous virus it is that still lingers, and sucks all energy.

So… if any board members feel they should have gotten a mention, but got lost into the black hole that is my brain, fear not!  Contact your local webmistress and request a private showing.

Photos of the displayed art taken prior to our meeting:

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Comfort Quilt by Eileen Scrappy Sampler by Eileen
CowboysDesignByTisha JoanPsStripQuilt
Cowboys, Designed by Tisha Joan’s seashore design
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Linda’s wall art & purse Years of hard work!
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Blocks of Blues Bunny Baby Quilt (bad photo)
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Brightest Sampler

 

Pictured in group photo (L-R)
President, Linda VanBerckelaer; (in back) Co-Treasurers: Debbie McGee & Karin Harlan; Independence Hall Liaison: Jackie Sullivan; Member at Large: Nancy Gardner; 2nd VP: Margaret Zavertnik; 2nd VP: Eileen Roberson; Member at Large: Carolyn Rector; Advisor: Joanne Padelford; Member at Large: Judy Allhizer; Parliamentarian & 2016 Quilt Faire Chair: Joan Patterson.

Not pictured: Treasurer, Ann Osincup ; Secretary, Jodi Lea Greenfield