Posted in Members Showcase

Member Showcase: Candy Gutierrez

Our Spring Luncheon weather included rain, gloomy skies and a bit of snow. A perfect day for Candy to have her show! Her colorful quilts, wall hangings, vests and dolls certainly brightened up Independence Hall.

Candy Gutierrez is always moving way too fast for the camera!


Jean shows off a pretty fish tank quilt


Candy’s latest crayon project
This darling “window” makes any wall more open and pretty
I love the colors in this one!
Black & White lap quilt with appliqued blooms


Large skateboard quilt, made for grandson.


The lovely Ren shows off Candy’s dolls





Creation from Bling Class!


Applique Sampler – Wildflowers
Have a tennis shoe or two or ten..



It took three tries to get this one perfect


Sampler Quilt
Gorgeous flowers created using the crayon technique.


Candy’s first involved cross-stitch. Also her last.


Candy, Thank You for sharing your impeccable work!

And a Special Thanks to our “Vanna White’s” for letting us all have a close look at each creation.

On another note…

We presented Anne Salem with her Comfort Quilt – signed by members of the guild. Anne is battling COPD and is not always able to join us. We have been missing her and wanted to let her know that!

Anne holds up her quilt for a photo



Bad Photography by Jodi Lea Greenfield.  She apologizes. Profusely.

Posted in Quilt Faire

Recipe For A Quilt Faire

Combine the following ingredients, and mix well for 8 months:

  1. One brave and patient individual to be the Quilt Faire (QF) Chair (a.k.a. Boss)
  2. Chairpersons in charge of the several QF committees
  3. Hard Labor (a.k.a. Husbands)
  4. Minions (many, many, minions!)
  5. Hand-made quilts and specialty items in the Boutique
  6. Country Store cookies, cakes, pies, candy – all yummy!
  7. Venue (the Fabulous Ironstone Winery)
  8. Talented Entrants
  9. Quality Vendors
  10. Esteemed Guests

I could break this list down to hundreds of tasks that we members of Independence Hall Quilters (IHQ) need to get done – but I won’t.

Just come to the Faire and enjoy yourself!

The 38th Annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire
Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys:

Friday October 9, 2015   9:00 – 4:00
Saturday October 10, 2015  9:00 – 4:00
Sunday October 11, 2015  10:00 – 4:00

For details & more information click HERE