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’


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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.

Laken And Katie
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

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Meet the 2016 Board Members

Our 2016 Independence Hall Quilters Board Members



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:

EileensFlannelCQ EileensScrapySampler
Comfort Quilt by Eileen Scrappy Sampler by Eileen
CowboysDesignByTisha JoanPsStripQuilt
Cowboys, Designed by Tisha Joan’s seashore design
PrezsPurseAndStarburst LogCabinsN-Stars
Linda’s wall art & purse Years of hard work!
BlocksOfBlue JeanSch-BabyBlanket
Blocks of Blues Bunny Baby Quilt (bad photo)
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