Welcoming the Cherrywood VanGogh DUTCH Exhibit to Celebrate Quilting!

Vincent van Gogh is one of the world’s most beloved artists. The participants in this challenge were inspired by his work and life to create their own small masterpieces. The quilts are made entirely from hand dyed suede-look cotton from Cherrywood Fabrics.

The strong visual impact of this exhibit is due to the cohesive color, size and fabric. The second of two traveling exhibits, “The Dutch Gallery” represents a wide range of subject matter and beautiful quilting techniques in 80 quilts.

 

Dots & Stripes Challenge

Create a quilt of your choice using dots and stripes. The variety of dotted and striped fabrics available seems unlimited, so using fabrics of varying scale, color and style, you can create many different effects. Your quilt may be playful, whimsical and fun, or precise and symmetrical. For a unique look, try fussy cutting stripes and piece the units into elegant motifs or blocks. Let your imagination lead the way and join the Dots & Stripes Challenge!

  1. Perimeter must be between 160” and 280”
  2. Dots and Stripes must make up at least 50% of the quilt, so that they are the predominant feature of the quilt when viewed.
  3. Quilts will be judged and eligible for ribbons and prize money.
    • Entry deadline – July 1, 2018
    • Enter in Judged Quilts – Dots & Stripes Challenge
  4. Challenge open to anyone, you do not have to be a guild member to enter.
  5. Quilt means top, batting and backing. Embellishments allowed.

This challenge is open to anyone, not just guild members! Show off your dots and stripes creativity at the show! Download a flyer here

Dawn Heese – Lectures

We are happy to announce that Dawn Heese will be a lecturer at our 2018 quilt show!
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Dawn grew up in a family of quilters and stitchers and has been doing some kind of needlework her whole life. She “really got into quilting” in 1999 and set out to teach herself everything she could about the process.

 

In 2008 she partnered with Kansas City Star Quilts and published her first book, Geese in the Rose Garden. She went on to produce 4 more books with KC Star. Book publishing led to magazine work and she started her design company, Linen Closet Designs, in the fall of 2010.

 

Her work can be seen regularly in magazines such as Primitive Quilts and Projects, Quiltmania, and Simply Vintage. Linen Closet Designs releases new designs twice a year. Dawn’s sixth book, From the Linen Closet, published by Quiltmania, made it’s debut in April 2017.

Her love of hand work has led to many designs that feature needleturn applique and wool applique. She is also a hand quilter, and will often do big stitch quilting on her quilts with pearl cotton.

 

Dawn states that “I am so blessed to be able to work doing what I love.
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Lori East

Lori East is an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser, textile historian, teacher, lecturer and quilt maker from Carthage, Missouri.

Lori learned to sew and crochet at a young age, taught by her mother and grandmother. She made her first quilt when she was nine. She enjoys exploring all types of quilt making, from traditional to art quilts. She finds great joy in using old castoff pieces of quilt tops, quilt blocks, or vintage fabrics to create her one-of-a-kind quilts. She loves “all things handmade, homemade and things with a story.” Lori describes herself as serious about quilt history, but she allows no “Quilt Police” in her studio.

Lori appraises old and new quilts, and she will even appraise quilts that are entered and hanging in the show.

Visit Lori at her website, www.LoriEast.com, and at Lori East Quilts on Facebook.

To check availability and schedule your appraisal contact Diane Williams.

 

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Small Town Girl to Designer

Dawn Heese’s first lecture topic, Small Town Girl to Designer, is sure to inspire as she shares a trunk show of quilts that document her journey into the quilting business. Sit back and enjoy while you learn about how she got into publishing and fabric design.

 

Join Dawn for this wonderful lecture on Thursday at 2:00 PM!

For more information on Dawn visit her at her website, Linen Closet Designs, her blog, or on Facebook.

You may see the entire show schedule here.

 

 

Quilt as Desired

Think you can’t quilt your own quilts? No idea where to start?

Join us at 2:00 PM on Friday for Dawn Heese’s lecture, Quilt as Desired.

Dawn’s inspiring lecture and trunk show will show you easy ways to finish your own quilt tops by hand, big stitch and machine.

For more information on Dawn visit her at her website, Linen Closet Designs, her blog, or on Facebook.

You may see the entire show schedule here.

2018 Quilt Show Schedule

Thursday,  September 27, 2018:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm  

Friday, September 28, 2018:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, September 29, 2018:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • 9:00 – Quilt exhibits, vendor mall & boutique open
  • 9:00 – 4:30 – Appraisals (by appointment)
  • 10:00 – Lecture* – Working with Wool” by Dawn Heese
  • 11:30 – Antique Bed Turning
  • 3:00 – Drawing for winner of Singer Featherweight 221
  • 3:30 – Drawing for winner of the Opportunity Quilt
  • 4:00 – Show closes

Lectures are free but get there early for the best seat!

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Show Entry Information

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Entries for “Celebrate Quilting” open March 1, 2018. 

Show rules, categories, award descriptions, and entry forms are available for download.
It is never too early to plan for the upcoming show!

 

We welcome any and all entries and would love to see your quilt at “Celebrate Quilting” in September!

 

  • Entries accepted from March 1 through July 1, 2018 ~ absolutely no entries will be accepted after 5 pm on July 1, 2018.
  • Awards for:
    • Best of Show 
    • Best Machine Quilting 
    • Best Hand Quilting 
    • Judge’s Choice 
    • Viewer’s Choice 
    • 1st thru 3rd place in each judged category
  • Both judged and display only opportunities to enter quilts

 

To download the 2018 show rules, entry forms, and hanging sleeve instructions, click on the links below: 

2018 Rules, Categories, and Award Descriptions

2018 Judged Quilt Category Entry Form

2018 Non-Judged Quilt Category Entry Formmust be an Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild member to enter these categories

              Quilt Hanging Sleeve Instructions

If you choose to enter your quilt in one of the non-judged categories for display at the show and are unsure of what category the quilt should be entered in, a list of non-judged categories and corresponding education classes, professional workshops, guild challenges, and guild small groups are available by contacting the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

Celebrate Quilting Challenges

Don’t forget about the Celebrate Quilting Show challenges, the Quilted Phrase and the Dots & Stripes challenges.

 

Information and guidelines can be found here for the Quilted Phrase Challenge and entrants must be guild members to enter.

Information and guidelines on the Dots & Stripes Challenge can be found here and anyone may enter this challenge.

 

 

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2016 Winner’s Circle

Best of Show

Best of Show

Listen With Your Eyes, created and quilted by Jackie Williams, Rockport, IL. 1st Place: Large Quilts – Machine Techniques, One Person.  NACQJ Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement In Quiltmaking

 

Best Hand Quilting

Best Hand Quilting

Baltimore Album Version, created by Jo Kassner of Springfield, MO, and quilted by T. Fisher. 2nd place: Large Quilts – Mixed Techniques, Two Person

 

Best Machine Quilting

Best Machine Quilting

Sherbert, created and quilted by Dorie Hruska, Highlandville, MO. 2nd Place: Medium Quilts – Machine Techniques, One Person

 

Judge’s Choice

Judge's Choice

See A State, Meet A Quilter, created by Cathy Wostarek, Purdy, MO, and quilted by Christy Manes. 2nd Place: Medium Quilts – Mixed Techniques, Two Person