2018 Class Winners

Category 1: Large Quilt, Machine Techniques – 1 person  
1st place 216 The Farmer’s Wife Carmen Tesch  
2nd place 24 Golden Anniversary Cindy Ladig  
3rd place 218 Minglewood Autumn Carmen Tesch  
Honorable Mention 360 Star Dazzle Dorie Hruska  
Category 2: Large Quilt, Machine Techniques – 2 person  
1st place 221 Kyndrah’s Wonderland May Black NACQJ Award of Merit
2nd place 23 How Do You Like My New Dress? Klonda Holt  
3rd place 374 40’s Log Cabin Roxanne Lewsader  
Honorable Mention 139 Ozark Sunset Janis Goetz  
Category 3: Large Quilt, Mixed Techniques – 1 person  
1st place 287 Vintage Tin Rt. 66 Claire L. Johnson  
2nd place 294 Words to Live By Sherrie Smith  
3rd place 293 Sweet Sixteen Sherrie Smith  
Honorable Mention 471 Mariner’s Compass Carla McCall  
Category 4: Large Quilt, Mixed Techniques – 2 person  
1st place 127 Phebe Tami Twitty  
2nd place 124 Maui Garden Suzanne Louth  
3rd place 352 Pretty Posys Kay Turner  
Category 5: Medium Quilt, Machine Techniques – 1 person  
1st place 215 Pieces of Time Carmen Tesch  
2nd place 300 Fireworks! Jenny Hutson  
3rd place 299 Pretzel Party Jenny Hutson  
Honorable Mention 284 Arcs Angles Arleta Johnson  
Honorable Mention 490 Baby Girl Jo Bolton  
Category 6: Medium Quilt, Machine Techniques – 2 person  
1st place 220 Celebration Tree Skirt May Black  
2nd place 192 The Missouri Star Sampler Cathy Wostarek  
3rd place 283 Native American Christmas Star Arleta Johnson  
Honorable Mention 350 Toads in the Pond Nancy Jones  
Category 7: Medium Quilt, Mixed Techniques – 1 person  
1st place 389 Something Borrowed, Nothing Blue Diana Chase  
2nd place 297 Cross My Heart Jenny Hutson  
3rd place 128 Civil War Bride Tami Twitty  
Category 8: Medium Quilt, Mixed Techniques – 2 person  
1st place 248 Graceful Garden – Denise Sheehan Charlotte Taylor  
2nd place 240 Garden Gates Sandra Noellsch  
3rd place 153 Get Your Stitch on Route 66 Laura Allen  
Honorable Mention 152 My Wool Garden Laura Allen  
Category 9: Small Quilt    
1st place 292 Twilight Zone Galaxy Karna Lackey  
2nd place 55 Fresh Picked Vicki Brunk  
3rd place 104 Tumbling Triangles Hazel McFall  
Honorable Mention 173 Stitching Frenzy in Wool Katy Conde  
Category 10: Group Quilt    
1st place 222 Vintage Rose May Black Best Machine Quilting
2nd place 485 2016 Saturday Strippers Secret Sister Block Exchange Debbie Abraham  
3rd place 275 Matchmaker Cindy Cook  
Honorable Mention 353 Joan’s Folly Kay Turner  
Category 11: Miniature Quilt    
1st place 290 Mini-Aurora Karna Lackey  
2nd place 437 Bitty Beauty Jenny Hutson  
3rd place 498 Basket of Flowers Karl McDaniel  
Honorable Mention 438 Bitty Blocks Jenny Hutson  
Category 12: Art Quilt    
1st place 282 Tranquility Arleta Johnson  
2nd place 477 Turtle Bay Marilyn McCurdy  
3rd place 439 Three Cats Jenny Hutson  
Honorable Mention 354 Fancy Fusion Flight Vickie Clancy  
Category 13: Special Technique Quilt    
1st place 219 Mother’s Flower Garden Connie Miller Best Hand Quilting
2nd place 174 Floral Sensation Katy Conde  
3rd place 223 Once Upon A Time Jackie Williams Viewers’ Choice
Honorable Mention 319 Not My Grandmother’s Flower Garden Sharon K. Collier  
Category 14: Modern Quilt    
1st place 361 Unboxed Dorie Hruska  
2nd place 183 My Modern Mary Ann Wenger  
3rd place 102 Raspberry Kiwi Super Nova Hazel McFall  
Honorable Mention 277 Silver Linings Cindy Cook  
Honorable Mention 101 Improv Log Cabin #2 Hazel McFall  
Category 15: Scrap Quilt    
1st place 289 Orca Bay Jenny Hutson  
2nd place 138 Scrappy Zigzag Janis Goetz  
3rd place 343 Happiness Always Rhonda Colton  
Honorable Mention 49 Log Cabin Garden Sandy Sutton  
Category 17: Quilted Phrase Challenge    
1st place 394 The Elite of Society Valeta Hensley  
2nd place 482 Gramma’s Mirror Terri Jones  
3rd place 25 Back in the Saddle Wanda Coffelt  
Honorable Mention 339 Lips gone Wild Sue Davis  
Category 18: Stripes & Dots Challenge    
1st place 73 What Is Red, White & Gray with Dots All Over? Marcia Clark  
2nd place 251 Crimson Fish Charlotte Taylor  
3rd place 212 Fuzzy Patti Hudgins  
Honorable Mention 184 Dots & Stripes Mary Ann Wenger  

2018 Winner’s Circle

Best of Show

Quahadi, created and quilted by Marla Yeager, Squires, MO.


Best Machine Quilting

Vintage Rose, made by May Black, Ted Black, and Phyllis Hargis, Rolla, MO, and quilted by Juanita Long. 1st place, Category 10 – Group Quilt.


Best Hand Quilting

Mother’s Flower Garden, made and quilted by Connie Miller, Marshfield, MO. 1st place, Category 13 – Special Technique Quilts. 


Judge’s Choice

Town & Country, made by by Charlotte Taylor, Ash Grove, MO, and quilted by Karla Kuklaw.


Viewers’ Choice



Once Upon A Time, created and quilted by Jackie Williams. 3rd place, Category 13 – Special Technique Quilts. This is a 3-in-1 quilt that shows her dad when viewed from the left, Jackie’s baby picture from the center, and her mother when viewed from the right. 

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!
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.

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.




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!