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 - 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
  • 3:15 - Drawing for winner of Shop Hop
  • 3:30 - Drawing for winner of the Opportunity Quilt
  • 4:00 - Show closes
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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 Form - must 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.

Don't forget about the Quilted Phrase Challenge and display! Entrants must be guild members, and information and guidelines can be found here!

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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

The Quilted Phrase Challenge

Ozark Piecemakers is pleased to present the special display, the Quilted Phrase, during the show. This challenge was issued to guild members in the summer of 2017.

The following guidelines were given for the challenge:

  • Take a phrase drawn at random, such as 'A penny for your thoughts', 'Head in the clouds', 'To hit a wall', or 'Sour grapes', and make a quilt using the phrase as inspiration.
  • These phrases must be drawn randomly from the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild challenge list of more than 400 phrases. Members may draw 2 phrases and use their favorite for their quilt inspiration. This challenge is open to Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild members only.
  • Maximum of 160" perimeter
  • Challenge quilts will be judged and eligible for prizes.
  • Quilt means top, batting and backing. Embellishments are allowed.
  • Phrases do NOT have to be any where on the quilt top, but must be in the written description on the entry form.
  • Deadline for entry is July 1, 2018.


  Download the Quilted Phrase Challenge flyer here.

Shelly Burge – Lectures

Shelly BurgeIn addition to her duties as show judge, Shelly Burge of Lincoln, Nebraska, is giving two lectures during the 2018 show, "Follow the Patchwork Road" and "Small Quilts, Miniature Heirlooms".  Shelly is a National Quilting Association Certified Judge, award-winning quilt maker, teacher, and author.

When Shelly was four she learned to sew on a toy sewing machine.  In 1973 she made her first quilts “just to use up scraps from sewing clothing.”  Since then her work has won awards in national shows such as the NQA, IQA, and AQS, plus they have been exhibited in Europe, Russia and Japan.

Small Quilts BookTeaching since 1983, her resume includes classes at numerous Houston Quilt Festivals, NQA, and AQS shows along with traveling to guilds all across the country.  In 2000 she served on the teaching staff of Quilt Expo in France.  She was awarded the first Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship sponsored by Quilts, Inc. in 1992.  Shelly was a nominee for the 2004 Quilting Teacher of the Year Award.  She is the author of two quilting books, and a line of patterns.

Locally Shelly was named the 1994 Woman Artist of the Year by the Commission on the Status of Women.  In 1985 she was one of the founders of the Nebraska State Quilt Guild and has served as their president.  She was named to the Nebraska Quilters Hall of Fame in 2009.

Her quilts are in public and private collections including the International Quilt Study Center.  Her quilt, Crane River Morning is on display at the University of Nebraska.  She designed and organized the completion of a large wall quilt for permanent display at the Nebraska governor’s mansion.Crane_River_Morning

She and her husband have two grown children and three grandchildren.  They live in the home they built themselves on the Burge family farm.

For more information about Shelly, visit her website at ShellyBurge.com