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The 2018 Viewer’s Choice Awards

It is not the Oscars.

Nor is it filmed in Hollywood…

But there was a Red Carpet!  And a lot of happy winners too.

 

In the Wall Hanging Category

    The Winners Are…

1st Place went to Gay Losher for her “Out For a Hunt”

 

2nd Place went to Carolyn Pereira for her “Abilene”. Abilene is also the winner of Ironstone Vineyards coveted “Vintner’s Favorite” award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Place was awarded to Robyn Phelps for “California” (not present)

 

 

The Small Innovative Quits

1st Place belongs to Sue Duggins for her “Blue House Montana”

2nd Place went to Carolyn Earhart for “Jon’s Chemistry”

3rd Place was awarded to Mary Sue Budrow for “Colored Blocks”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bed Quilts

1st Place awarded to Nadine Bowlus for “EP’s Library”

2nd Place went to Diane Mitchell for “My Joy”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Place went to Susan Tribble for her “Finding Dory”

 

Large Innovative Quits

1st Place awarded to Sue Bishop for her “Stars Over a Log Cabin”

2nd Place went to Caroline Earhart for “Eight Generations of My Family”

3rd Place was awarded to Jennifer Cabral for her “Leftovers”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member Challenge
This year’s Challenge was to pick a crayon out of a bag full (no peeking!), then use that color in designing a small wall hanging

1st Place  awarded to Nancy Macomber for “Foxy”

2nd Place went to Diane Mitchell for “Periwinkle Pazzazz”

 

3rd Place was Nadine Bowlus for “Morning Light”

 

Wearable Art

1st Place  awarded to Lynne Ingalls for her Jacket (not present)

2nd Place went to Mary Sue Budrow for “Tulips” (vest)

3rd Place was Lynne Ingalls for the matching vest for her jacket

 

Needle Art

1st Place awarded to Kathy Heffernan for “Old Town America”

2nd Place went to Carolyn Rector for “Springtime Happiness”

 

 

 

 

3rd Place was given to Nadine Bowlus for “Frog on Stilts”

Dolls

1st Place awarded to Barbara Cleveland for her Bisque Doll, dressed in green. And…2nd Place went to Barbara Cleveland for her Bisque Doll, dressed in red..

 

Congratulations Everyone!

Member Showcase: Kathie Merrick

After our Quarterly Business Meeting, while we were waiting for our luncheon to be served, we were entertained by Kathie Merrick.  She brought in some of her artistic creations to show us, including paintings, clothing, quilts and a Christmas Tree she decorated with ornaments made from thread. Just thread.  

Each of her items has a story behind it, of course!  And the way she tells that story is so entertaining, she had us giggling like girls.  If she gets tired of sewing, she should try stand-up.

To our delight, she brought in the very first quilt she made. A hand pieced and quilted, “Sunbonnet Sue” pattern that Kathie modified by adding applique and embellishments.  Photos do not do it justice. We are talking about Stunning here.

You might think, “Overachiever”.  Maybe that is what makes her so awesome at sewing. Probably.

All I know is that it is not contagious.

 

♥  TTFN!  ♥

Member Showcase: Jocelyn Muncaster

Between last Monday’s meeting and our potluck luncheon, we were wowed by 1st Vice President, Jocelyn’s show. Most of us knew her Quilting skills were excellent and we thought we had seen her best work.  We were wrong!

Our photographer ruined the photos she took of Jocelyn during the show (cutting her head off was in really bad form), so on the left is a snap of an excited Jocelyn with her Viewer’s Choice Award ribbon. A bit blurry and fuzzy, although we can see her head (and smiling face).

The Guild has an opening for the photographer position, BTW

Jocelyn treated us to her diverse array of quilts and wall hangings, several techniques are used in her collection. Some techniques she learned at classes sponsored by the guild.

Much to our delight, Jocelyn shared with us her passion for stones & crystals while we oohed and ahhed over her custom designed jewelry.

If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy – the gal also paints! The set of landscapes with tree houses she displayed were breathtaking.

 

Thank you Jocelyn for an entertaining and beautiful show. We are looking forward to seeing more of your talented creations!

Day Two & Three

Wednesday is Hanging Day (of the quilts, I mean)

This is the day we go home exhausted, but smiling. Between 9:00am and noon entrants arrive to check in their quilts (or gallery entries).

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                         Before

Renorise Krause is the chairperson of quilt take-in and it runs like a well-oiled machine. The check-in table is divided alphabetically and once the owner has their receipt, a copy of it is pinned on the back of the quilt. Now it is handed off to a ‘runner’ who finds the quilts special space and hangs it on the bar of where it needs to be hung.

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 Gals start arriving with their    precious cargo

The Frame crew, led by Bruce Greenfield, climb on ladders and get them hung. Every year there is a quilt ‘shuffle’ that needs to be done and this year was no exception. “A few frames repositioned and 14 quilts moved – not too bad”, is what he told me.

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                   Dolls, Dolls, Dolls

Somehow the number of drapes put out for the quilts were not enough, and more had to be ironed. So… it was more of the same for me and a couple other gals. Why the drapes at all? To cover any open air spots and to hide the frames.

But wait – there’s MORE!

After all the quilts are hung, we place description cards and participant ribbons on each entry. It takes us a while to do this because we get distracted by the quilts themselves. Meanwhile… The props people are hauling in cool things to place by quilts that have the same theme going on. They have cute to vintage items.  Then the fresh flowers are arranged and strategically placed. Now – we have a show.

When I walked into the large room on Thursday, everything was magnificent (as always!)  It always takes my breath away to see it all put together. Like I had not seen all the preparation. It just needed one more prop – a large brown bear. Thank you to Chloe Baer for letting us borrow him.

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We hope to see you there!!

Friday Oct. 7 (9-4) & Saturday Oct. 8 (9-4)
Ironstone Vineyards

♥  TTFN  ♥