December 2021 Challenge Quilts
So many Guild members entered the Smoky Mountain Quilt Show, July 30-31, 2021 and many won awards!
This is “Tweethearts” by Lori Rorstad. It won 2nd place in Large Appliqué or Mixed Techniques -Team category.
Claudia Nicholson earned a first place blue ribbon for her quilt, "The Lobsterman."
Lynda Wallace won a first place ribbon in the Small Pieced - Team category for "Somewhere a Rogue."
This is "Floralia" by Lori Rorstad. It won an Honorable Mention in the Large Appliquéd and/or Mixed Techniques category. It is also featured in the 2022 Quilt Art Engagement Calendar.
Hand appliqué is Lori's favorite pastime and the patterns "Floral Sampler" and "Vine Fruits" from Deborah Kemball's book Beautiful Botanicals: 45 Appliqué Flowers & 14 Quilt Projects gave her plenty of practice She cut every oval and circle from fabric, then did a running stitch around each piece, gathered the fabric around templates, and pressed the fabric in place. After removing the templates, she hand appliquéd each shape in the proper place on her background. The quilt is hand quilted and embroidered. This quilt was juried into the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX and won a first-place ribbon at A Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge, TN.
This is "Take Me Home" and it won an Honorable Mention for Lynda Wallace in the Large Pieced - Solo category.
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
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!
AQS 2020 ULTIMATE GUILD CHALLENGE
VILLAGE QUILTERS GUILD
Quilt #10, “Orange Sugar Sunset” by Pam George
Quilt #6, “Sunset on Manasota Key” by Judy Egan
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
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!