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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.

 

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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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.

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

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

 

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.

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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

 

 

 

2018 Opportunity Quilt – Patches of Blue

“Patches of Blue” is the 2018 Opportunity Quilt. The blue toile fabric in the setting triangles served as the basis for the quilt’s blue accents used throughout the quilt. At the same time, the white neutral background provides significant amounts of negative space to showcase the dramatic feather motifs in the beautiful longarm quilting used on this quilt.

 
By selecting this sampler quilt pattern contained in Karen Montgomery’s Select Six pattern book, the quilt committee was able to involve many guild members in construction of the quilt. Not only did different members complete the 12 focus blocks in the main quilt body, but other members helped complete the 192 nine-patch blocks contained in this quilt. We are grateful to all guild members who helped with a portion of the quilt. We also want to especially thank Karen Montgomery for granting permission to use her pattern as the basis for our 2018 show quilt.

The quilt will be out and about through the year at area events.

The winning ticket will be drawn at our quilt show on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 3:30 PM.

To purchase tickets you may contact any guild member, attend a meeting, purchase by mail, contact our ticket chairman, Marcia Clark, or attend our quilt show September 27-29, 2018.

To purchase tickets by mail please send your name, complete address, phone number and a check for the number of tickets you wish to purchase. Include the appropriate number of address labels to place on the tickets and a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can confirm your purchase and send the ticket stubs to you. Mail these to:

Marcia Clark – Opportunity Ticket Chairman

2738 S. Campbell

Springfield, MO 65807

 

 

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