Quilt Faire is Over

I sure hope everyone who wanted to go did.

The weather was gorgeously autumn. Sunny and crisp, with a slight breeze that ruffled the leaves yet did not blow them off and around. The grounds at Ironstone were pristine, of course! Decorated with brilliant reds, yellows, and browns, as if fall had saved up its Ta-Da finale – just for the Faire.

The Boutique had oodles of fine handmade items and fun stuff. The Country Store was closed this year, and we hope to open it next year, COVID permitting. Our vendors had wonderful things to offer, and we (and I speak for me, actually) spent a bunch on essential things I needed. Yes, I needed that gorgeous “jelly-roll” for a class I was signed up for!

If you did not have the chance to follow the fancy shoes up to view the quilt show, I almost feel sorry for you. Let me show you a smidgen of what you missed. Of course, the photography is lousy, and the quilts look one thousand times more incredible in person. But then, you weren’t there to see them, so I am telling you this.

Sons Wedding Quilt – Laurie Jurgens
Sunflower – Valerie Conrado
Audobon Christmas – Mary Black
Mitered Boxes – Jocelyn Muncaster
Farm Girl Quilt – Jean Schwisow
Conrad’s Grad Quilt – Jackie Sullivan
Picnic in the Park – Paula Broglio
Women of Courage – Sue Bishop
Biker Quilt – Jodi Lea Greenfield

Maybe we will see you next year…

The 44th Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire will be held: October 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2022

Disclaimer: The quality of photos depends on what the photographers send to the webmistress.

Let the Games Begin!

Well, it sounds more fun than “Let’s Get to Work!” It IS a lot of work putting on a quality quilt show, but we do have fun in spite of that. Many parts make the whole event and most of those go together like well oiled gears. Members have streamlined the processes and tweaked this and that to make it even smoother for the next year. This year will be tougher than most. We did not have our faire last year, so our newer members need training, and we lost quite a few members in 2020 & 2021. Some moved away from the mountains, and we lost some in death. The most challenging part will be keeping up with the shifting rules and current mandates that COVID causes.

This year our Quilt Faire ‘Queen’ is Dana Osterlund. This means that she is in charge of everything involving the Quilt Faire. Quilt Faire committees (35 of them), report to her on their status.

Entered quilts and exhibits are analyzed, arranged and rearranged. All applications are sorted (by size, color and theme) during a Planning meeting. The final show layout is decided at this meeting and the results are distributed to the frame builders and the check-in and return crews.

Now, all the behind the scenes work gets serious. We have only 18 days or so to prepare for our invasion of Ironstone Vineyards and what we call “Quilt Faire Week”

See you there!

Almost Ready
Framework
Growing Trees

Ironstone Vineyards

Friday October 29 through Sunday October 31

In Case You Haven’t Heard…

Along with the whole world, many things at IHQ have changed since last year. We have a new Board. Many chair positions have changed, as well as those who fill them. Our first in-person meeting will be on Monday, August 23rd, at Independence Hall*

New Assignments:

Comfort Quilt Chair: Mary Sue Budrow

Copier operations & maintenance: Carol Hutcheson

Quilt Faire Chair: Dana Osterlund [QF details will be posted soon]

Sew Delightful Raffle: Candy Gutierrez & Robyn Slakey

Sunshine & Shadows: Gleness Nelson

Photographer: Edie Diegoli

Photographer: Edie Diegoli

* For those members who are out of town and have been attending meetings with us over ZOOM, we are working on running ZOOM for you to log into and “be there”. Contact Jodi Lea Greenfield if you are interested in this option.