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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

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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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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You Could Win a Featherweight!

Tickets are on sale now for our beautiful Featherweight! The lucky winner will be drawn on Saturday, September 29, at 3:00 PM during the quilt show.

This gorgeous 1941 Singer 221 Featherweight with scroll faceplate 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 an Ozark Piecemakers Quilt 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 & Suites and Holiday Inn & Suites

Each hotel is located conveniently near I-44 interchanges and 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: $99.99 for non-smoking, 2 queen beds deluxe room  – must be booked by August 25, 2018, 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 2334172)

Amenities include free hot breakfast, free evening drinks and snacks from 5:30-7:00 pm each evening, free Wi-Fi access, free soda and popcorn in the evening in the lobby, a fitness center, business center and a pool.

blue  Holiday Inn & Suites

Rate: $89.00 for a single king or double beds – must be booked by September 11, 2018, availability limited so book early!

2720 N Glenstone Ave – Springfield, Missouri 65803

Book 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.

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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

Small Quilts, Miniature Heirlooms


Small Quilts, Miniature Heirlooms
 is judge Shelly Burge’s first lecture/trunk show offered at the 2018 quilt show, and is scheduled for Thursday at 10:00 AM.

Viewers will be inspired to create their own small quilts when Shelly shares her enthusiasm for these little treasures. She will bring a large selection of her award winning miniatures along with some wonderful vintage doll quilts and a few other special small quilts she has collected.

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

You may see the entire show schedule here.

 

 

 

Shelly Burge

 

Shelly Burge
Shelly Burge of Lincoln, Nebraska, will again be the judge for the 2018 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.

In addition to judging, Shelly will also give two lectures during the show, “Follow the Patchwork Road” and “Small Quilts, Miniature Heirlooms.”

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