Just as the final details for the 2020 Quilt Show, scheduled to be held in April 2020, were being made, the reality of a global pandemic, sheltering-in-place, and social distancing forced the GQCCC board to cancel the show.

Quilting is often a social activity, and the disappointment of not being able to gather and admire the work of others was great. However, the opportunity quilt was raffled as planned on May 18, 2020. And guild members adjusted and continued to stay connected virtually, keeping each other inspired.

Details of the 2020 Opportunity Quilt are below, for a year that was anything but a “Fiesta”!

Quilt Show Chair: Donna Brooks

2020 Opportunity Quilt

FIESTA

80″ X 94″

Celebrating our local heritage and the way all colors can play so well together!

Opportunity Quilt Chair
Diane Slattery

Pattern Information
Inspired by Jessica Boschen’s “Inverted Star” block.

Pattern and Border Design/Fabric Selection
Donna Brooks, Jacque Edgett, Bonnie Sherr, Dianne Slattery.

Fabric Cutting/Kit Assembly
Cindy Allen, Donna Brooks, Kathy Callahan, Jacque Edgett, Bonnie Sherr, Dianne Slattery, Nancy Van Meter, Mary Pimentel Wheeler

Block Construction
Helen Anderson, Jennifer Church, Ellie Conley, Beate Dirska, Taryn Doidge, Birgit Knuth, Fran MacNamee, Audrey McInnerny, Doreen O’Brien, Sharyn Owens, Wanda Reyenga, Erica Riekki, Nancy Ritter, Kathy Rummel, Myrna Rutkas, Cathy Sargent, Margo Spack, Susan Swindell, Kathy Tedesco, Donna Weed, Mary Pimentel Wheeler, Shirley Wilson.

Assembly
Donna Brooks, Jacque Edgett, Bonnie Sherr, Dianne Slattery.

Machine Quilting
Carmen Franklin

Materials
All colored fabrics were donated by guild members, along with some black and white prints. Remainder of black and white fabric purchased at Guild affiliate, Queen Bee’s in Antioch. Background fabric is “Scribbles” from Queen Bee’s. Backing fabric is “Confetti” by Patrick Lose, purchased at Queen Bee’s and online from Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Techniques
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted

Raffle Winner
Daryl Harvey

2020 Pass the Envelope Challenge
2020 Inspiration Photo

LINE A

LINE B

LINE C

2020 'Day of the Dead' Challenge