Tag Archive for 2016

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

You Could Win a Featherweight!

IMG_0798Tickets are on sale now for our beautiful Featherweight! The lucky winner will be drawn on Saturday, September 10, at the quilt show. This gorgeous 1955 Singer 221 Featherweight is in exceptional condition and comes complete with case, attachments, and original instruction manual. It has been completely serviced and is ready to sew! Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. They can be purchased at the guild meeting, at the quilt show, or by mail! NOTE: If shipping is necessary, the cost of shipping is the responsibility of the winner!    

Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Show announces our partner hotels:

Drury Inn & SuitesHoliday Inn & Suites, and La Quinta Inn & Suites

Each hotel is located conveniently near I-44 interchanges and are just minutes away from the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Room availability may be limited at each hotel, and realize there are other events going on in Springfield at the same time, so book your room as early as possible to ensure you have the hotel and room you want!

Book early and through the links and numbers provided or be sure to mention the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Show to get the group rates!

blue  Drury Inn & Suites

Rate: $94.99 for 2 queen beds deluxe - must be booked by August 6, 2016, availability limited so book early!

2715 N Glenstone Ave - Springfield, Missouri 65803

Book on-line here or call 1.800.325.0720 (our group number is 2278494)

Amenities include free hot breakfast, free rotating menu of hot food and cold beverages from 5:30-7:00 pm each evening, free high speed wireless internet access, and free soda and popcorn from 3:00-11:00 pm in the lobby.

blue  Holiday Inn & Suites

Rate: $86.00 for a single king or double beds - must be booked by August 8, 2016, availability limited so book early!

2720 N Glenstone Ave - Springfield, Missouri 65803

Book on-line here or call directly at 417.865.8600

Amenities include free internet, indoor pool, fitness center, on-site restaurant and lounge, business center, and on-site guest self-laundry facilities.

blue  La Quinta Inn & Suites, Springfield Airport Plaza

Rate: $89.00 for a single queen, two queens, or a king - must be booked by August 23, 2016

2445 N Airport Plaza Ave - Springfield, Missouri 65803

Book by calling 417.447.4466 - be sure to mention the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Show, ask for Vira!

Amenities include a distance of 3 miles from the Fairgrounds, free breakfast,  a 24-hour business center, indoor pool and spa, fitness center, microwave & mini-refrigerator in each room



Barb Eikmeier – Lectures

Barb Headshot 4We are happy to announce that Barb Eikmeier will be a lecturer at our 2016 quilt show!
Barb grew up in Willows, CA where she learned to sew at a young age in 4-H. She officially made her first quilt while in high school but didn’t begin to quilt seriously until after her marriage in 1984.
Married to a career army officer, quilting became her portable career as they moved around the country and to South Korea. Her classes at those military assignments were popular among both American and International students.
She has written four books, published by Martingale & Co, of which the newest one, Back Basting Appliqué Step by Step, was released in 2013. She was a staff writer for Quilting Quarterly, the National Quilting Association’s membership magazine, and is a fabric designer for Paintbrush Studios. Her first fabric line, Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints was released in 2015. Barb currently lives in Lansing, Kansas with her husband, Dale, (now retired from the army), and an ever changing entourage of family pets, currently two dogs and two cats. Her adult children live with many of her quilts in their own homes; Eric and his wife Brooke, and daughter, Etta, in California and Sarah, in Minnesota. Still a farm girl at heart, Barb visits her family in Willows several times a year. For more information on Barb visit her at her website, Barb's Favorites, or on Facebook. Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Show's photo.

When This You See Remember Me

9-7-11-113-1024x768Barb Eikmeier's first lecture topic, When This You See Remember Me, is sure to inspire as she shares her collection of friendship quilts resulting from a 24 year period where she lived in many locations and made new quilting friends with each military move. She will delight with examples and stories of Round Robins, row and block swaps, puzzle quilt exchanges, and miniature quilt trades with more than 100 tiny minis! Join Barb for this wonderful lecture on Thursday at 2:00 PM! For more information on Barb visit her at her website, Barb’s Favorites, or on Facebook. You may see the entire show schedule here.

Big Blocks, Small Blocks

Big Block Small Block Join us at 2:00 PM on Friday for Barb Eikmeier's lecture, Big Blocks, Small Blocks. This is a compare and contrast of quilts made from the same pattern but in different sized blocks.  For example, a full sized Lemoyne Star quilt in 3" blocks and one in 12" blocks. Twelve different quilt patterns will be showcased with at least two sizes of blocks for each.Barb Headshot 4 It will be a lighthearted lecture that pokes fun at the way Barb seems to get herself into crazy projects like making 300  5" blocks. For more information on Barb visit her at her website, Barb’s Favorites,or on Facebook. You may see the entire show schedule here.

A is for Applique

Flower-pot-869x1024Our final lecture is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Friday and will feature Barb Eikmeier with A is for Applique. She will delight us with a trunk show of applique quilts and tops. Styles range and include Brodiere Perse, Hawaiian applique, and traditional designs. See more than 40 examples of hand and machine work and find out how she gave up all other applique techniques for back basting applique - the topic of her newest book, Back Basting Applique, Step by Step. For more information on Barb visit her at her website, Barb’s Favorites, or on Facebook. You may see the entire show schedule here.

Shelly Burge – Lectures

Shelly BurgeIn addition to her duties as show judge, Shelly Burge of Lincoln, Nebraska, is giving two lectures during the 2016 show, Celebrate Quilting! She 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

From Traditional to Heavy Metal: A quilt makers journey

Copper SeedsFrom Traditional to Heavy Metal: A quilt makers journey is judge Shelly Burge’s first lecture/trunk show offered at this year’s quilt show, and is scheduled for Thursday at 10:00 AM. . Shelly will bring a large selection of her quilts and share their humorous stories while she tells how she went from making traditional handquilted pieces to art quilts made with her own hand dyed fabrics and embellished with found objects. For more information about Shelly, visit her website at ShellyBurge.com. You may see the entire show schedule here.  

String Piecing: Old Blocks – New Looks

Colorado_Pines_3_op_567x600String_PiecingString Piecing: Old Blocks - New Looks will be an exciting lecture given by judge Shelly Burge on Friday at 10:00 AM. Quilters will be excited by this simple but dramatic way to add originality and sparkle to traditional blocks. For this trunk show Shelly will display a large selection of quilts created with her technique and explain how easy it can be to create beautiful unique quilts by adding string pieced fabrics to those quilt blocks we are all so familiar with. Redwood_Houses_1_op_488x600 For more information about Shelly, visit her website at ShellyBurge.com. You may see the entire show schedule here.