Our Members Are So Talented!

June 2021 Guild Challenge - Your Favorite Country Song


Here are the entries in our latest Guild Challenge in June 2021. We truly do have VERY talented members!


At left is the winner - The Tennessee Waltz created by Marilyn Hoenie.

Above is the 2nd Place winner - The River by Louise Ragle

This is the 3rd Place winner - Unchained Melody by Sandra Black.

This is Hole in the Bottle by Claudia Nicholson

This is Islands in the Stream by Jackie Trombly.

This is My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys by Cindy Buol. 

This is Help Me Make It Through the Night by Nancy Fiedler.

First Place Ribbon for Claudia Nicholson


Claudia Nicholson's quilt, "The Lobsterman," won a first place blue ribbon in the Art/Creative category at the 2021 A Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge.  Wow --  what a stunning piece of work!


UPDATE: "The Lobsterman" has been selected for inclusion in the Pictorial Category for the International Quilt Festival's premiere judged show in Houston, October 28 - 31, 2021. Congratulations, Claudia!

Margit McPhee Wins Two Red Ribbons at A Mountain Quiltfest

May 5-8, 2021


Margit McPhee entered 5 quilts and won 2 second place red ribbons in Pigeon Forge. Both winners were quilted beautifully by Judy Egan.  Margit was absolutely thrilled -- with good reason!!

Lori Rorstad and Judy Egan Win Blue Ribbon at 

A Mountain Quiltfest

May 5-8, 2021



Lori made the quilt top and Judy did the quilting -- and their collaboration earned them a first place in the Large, Quilted by Another category.


Great teamwork, Ladies!


Lynda Wallace Wins Blue Ribbon at A Mountain Quiltfest

May 5-8, 2021



Lynda's quilt, "Between Here & There" (left), won a blue ribbon at the show. She also entered the 3 quilts below, "Meltdown," "Wishful Thinking," and "Somewhere a Rogue." 


Lovely work, Lynda!

Rose Remund Wins Red Ribbon at A Mountain Quiltfest

May 5-8, 2021


Talented guild member, Rose Remund, had 3 quilts in the May 2021 Pigeon Forge Show and won a second place ribbon for her red quilt, "Aunt Millie's Garden."  


Well done, Rose!!

Barb Craig's President's Quilt


Past President Barb Craig was hard at work during the pandemic months completing her commemorative quilt. It's just lovely --  such a wonderful keepsake with all the members' signatures and colorful squares. Beautiful job, Barb!

A Winning Quilt for Connie Williams

Take a good look at Connie Williams’ quilt, "Winging It".

    * It was selected to be included in the 2022 Quilt Art Engagement Calendar.
  
    * The Quilt won first place in the 2018 Mountain Quiltfest Show in Pigeon Forge.  

    * AND this quilt was just accepted to be shown at the virtual show in Houston this year!!! 

The quilt was machine pieced, measures 72 x 84 and was quilted by Judy Egan.  The quilt was made using the pattern Hummingbird by Darlene Zimmerman and features 1930’s reproduction fabrics.

AQS 2020 ULTIMATE GUILD CHALLENGE

VILLAGE QUILTERS GUILD

FINALISTS

Out of 38 who signed up, sixteen entered their quilts in the contest. The judge was Tone Haugen-Cogburn
At our March Guild Meeting, attendees selected the Viewers'  Choice Award: Marilyn Hoenie for her quilt "Sunset Heron."

FIRST PLACE:

Quilt #10, “Orange Sugar Sunset” by Pam George

SECOND PLACE:

Quilt #6, “Sunset on Manasota Key” by Judy Egan

THIRD PLACE:

Quilt #7, “Abandon Sunset” by Claudia Nicholson

Completing the Top 8:

Quilt #11, “It's Sunset Somewhere” by Sandra Black

Quilt #13, “Sunset Over Atlanta” by Shirley Truog

Quilt #4, “BFF” by Debra Wardell

Quilt #2, “Sunset Heron” by Marilyn Hoenie

Quilt #14, “Labors End” by Wendy Payne


Alternates:

Quilt #3, “Antelope Cannon Sunset” by Louise Ragle

Quilt #15, “Sunset Star” by Anna Kelly

A Mountain Quilt Fest

March 4 - 7 2020


Several of our members displayed their quilts at A Mountain Quilt Fest in Pigeon Forge and we had some winners, too! Take a look at their beautiful work...

Punch Pals Fill 21 Toiletry Bags for Charity


The Punch Pals machine embroidery bee created and beautifully embroidered more than 30 toiletry bags and then filled them with necessities for local women's shelters. Items included shampoo, cream rinse, toothbrushes and paste, comb, lotion, and more. The group plans to continue making these bags as long as their supplies last. 


Often a victim of domestic violence is forced to leave her home with just the clothes on her back. The  Village Quilters can help this situation -- by sewing a simple toiletry bag, and/or collecting toiletries given to us by hotels as we travel.  Constructing a makeup bag requires only a zipper, a fat quarter, and less than an hour to make. Even a very simple drawstring bag with a few necessities would be appreciated by a woman who, on some given day, unexpectedly has close-to-nothing at her disposal.  


And if machine embroidery is in your "wheelhouse", consider joining this bee to find out about all the other fun things they're doing!


Thanks Village Quilters!

Pictured above are Punch Pals members Joan Kolpa, Barb Gothard, Sue DeMasellis, Edie Smith, and Nancy Kessler.