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:
Comfort Quilt by Eileen
Scrappy Sampler by Eileen
Cowboys, Designed by Tisha
Joan’s seashore design
Linda’s wall art & purse
Years of hard work!
Blocks of Blues
Bunny Baby Quilt (bad photo)
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
The Independence Hall Quilter’s Guild meets on Monday mornings. Our meetings are normally great, however last weeks meeting was particularly outstanding. And unlike Vegas, we are happy to talk about it.
Our very own Katie Arndt celebrated her 97th birthday with us, and graciously spoke about the wisdom she gathered over the years. Katie is one of our guild’s ‘founding quilter’ and worked on the bicentennial quilt which was IHQ’s first project.
But wait, there’s more!
Roxanne Borean, producer and director of this year’s Quilt Camp skit, arranged a special encore performance for those of us who did not make it to camp.
The story took a backseat to the way it was presented. Being a visual skit, the “troop” used props, signs, sewing notions, and miscellaneous junk to convey the story that Roxanne narrated.
We laughed hysterically when the “dark cloud” loomed, and when Diane Mitchell and Margaret Zavertnik showed the passing of time. Watching them trying to keep a straight face was an entire giggle of its own. When the skit was over, Carolyn Rector and Eileen Roberson closed the curtains.
You may have noticed in the background the beautiful quilts, wall hangings, table runners and pillowcases hanging on the walls. When a member finishes a comfort quilt, or personal project, it gets hung on the wall for a day to be admired before it goes out to brighten someone else’s day. It’s hard to let them go sometimes – but, it’s what we do.