Opportunity Quilt

Poppy Fields Forever

80″ X 95″

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Opportunity Quilt Chair
Tammy Zanella

Pattern Information
Based on the Mountain Mist pattern “Painted Poppies”.

Design and Fabric Selection
Tammy Zanella, Dale Wolfe, Jackie Seidell, and Valerie Sauban.

Appliqué
Joan Beall, Ann Gimbel, Bev Spurs, Myrna Rutkas, Barb Shates, Jackie Seidell, Kathy Callahan, Sandy Butner.

136 hours of appliqué was required for this quilt.

Assembly and Marking
Jackie Seidell and Tammy Zanella

8 hours were required to assemble and mark this quilt.

Hand Quilting
Maryann Bower, Raynell Coleman, Pat DeRushia, Heidi Dressler, Ranny Frank, Eva Lee, Claire McIvor, Marian Wolfram

The hand quilters designed and stitched over a nine-month period and 387 hours to complete the delicate hand quilting.

Materials
100% cotton fabric and Quilter’s Dream Wool batting. The background and backing fabric is Pepper Cory’s shot cotton

Techniques
Hand quilted and hand appliquéd.

Raffle Winner
Gerene Sayre

Kaleidoscope of Butterflies

85″ X 85″

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Opportunity Quilt Chair
Ann Gimbel

Pattern Information
The pattern originated from the book “Fan Quilts” by Marion L. Maerke and M. Carol Schiaffino, published by American School of Needlework. The name of the quilt is derived from the term used to describe a group of butterflies.

Fabric Selection
Heide Dressler, Jill Orr and Ann Gimbel.

Piecing
Butterfly wings were sewn by Wanda Reyenga, Waunell Michels, Valerie Sauban, Nancy Ritter, Patsy Ronat, Aggie Vecchio, Valeria Furtado, Donna Brooks and Sharyn Owens.  

Appliqué
The butterfly bodies were appliquéd by Kathy Callahan, Leslie Finta and Ann Gimbel.

Embroidery
The butterfly antennae were embroidered by Eva Lee and Louise Tanno.

Hand Quilting
Raynell Coleman, Heide Dressler, Clair McIvor, Marian Wolfrom, Pat DeRushia, Ranny Frank and others.

The hand quilters designed and stitched over a 9 month period and 199 hours to complete the delicate hand quilting.

Label
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Materials
100% cotton fabric and Quilter’s Dream Wool batting.

Techniques
Hand quilted and hand appliquéd.

Raffle Winner
Jim Tanno, whose wife Louise was one of the main designers of the quilt. They donated the quilt to the Ruby Slippers Gala event that raises money for Innerfaith Housing.

The quilt required a total of 280 hours volunteered by members to plan, organize, piece, appliqué, embroider, assemble, bind, mark and hand quilt.

Tile Tango

66″ X 66″

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Opportunity Quilt Chair
Monica Kaseman

Pattern Information
From a quilt featured in the book “The Quilter’s Practical Guide To Color” by Becky Goldsmith. Permission for use of the design granted by the author.

Fabric Selection
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Appliqué
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Design/Assembly
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Hand Quilting
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Materials
100% cotton fabric and Quilter’s Dream Wool batting.

Techniques
Hand quilted and hand appliquéd

Raffle Winner
Kate Ahearn

Raynell’s Beautiful Bees

79″ X 97″

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Opportunity Quilt Chairs
Raynell Coleman and Diane Slattery

Pattern Information
The design was adapted from “Swarms of Summer” by Sherri Bain Driver and Barbara Tone Lister, published in American Quilter, Summer 2007. The adaptation from the original pattern was drawn by Raynell Coleman, with input from various guild members.

Fabric Selection
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Block Construction
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Appliqué
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Design/Assembly
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Hand Quilting
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Fifteen guild members spent 407 hours hand quilting.

The quilt require a total of 668 hours to complete all piecing, appliqué, embroidery, quilting and finishing.

Label
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Materials
100% cotton fabric and Quilter’s Dream Wool batting.

Techniques
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Raffle Winner
Susan Pilieri

MIDNIGHT GARDEN

79″ X 61″

The Opportunity Quilt Chair, Taryn Doidge, wanted to honor the tradition of past GQCCC Opportunity Quilts by focusing on handwork. She chose a pattern that highlighted needle turn appliqué and gave space to show off hand quilting. The design team mulled over the pattern and felt something was missing. The team wanted bright colors for the flowers and loved the idea of using batiks. It was then decided. The team turned to the dark side. Instead of using the neutral background that the pattern called for, black was chosen letting the colors of the flowers pop.

Opportunity Quilt Chair
Taryn Doidge

Pattern Information
Wildflowers Block of The Month, designed by Lydia Quigley. Pattern purchased and donated by Guild member Terry McNally.

Fabric Selection
Kelly Doidge, Taryn Doidge, Dianne Slattery and Kathy Tedesco. 

Appliqué
Helen Anderson, Kathy Callahan, Cindy Greco, Monica Kaseman, Sharon Mazanec, Audrey McInerney, Claire McIvor, Myrna Rutkas, Jackie Seidell, Dianne Slattery, Beverly Spurs, Kathy Tedesco 

Kathy Tedesco appliquéd 50 of the 150 hours.

Design/Assembly
Diana Carmean, Kelly Doidge, Taryn Doidge, Claire McIvor, Doreen O’Brien, Wanda Reyenga, Erica Riekki, Dianne Slattery, Aneta Sperber, Beverly Spurs, Becky Styles, Kathy Tedesco, Nancy Van Meter.

The quilt required 282 hours for design and final assembly of this spectacular quilt.

Hand Quilting
Kathy Callahan, Melissa Cardinet, Ellie Conley, Pat DeRushia, Taryn Doidge, Ranny Frank, Ann Gimbel, Elizabeth Huff, Terry McNally, Kerry O’Brien, Cathy Sargent, Mary Pimentel-Wheeler Melissa Cardinet

Melissa Cardinet hand quilted 200 of the 375 hours.

Label
Becky Styles

Materials
100% Cotton fabrics. Hobbs 80/20 (80% Cotton, 20% Polyester) Black Batting

Techniques
Needle turn appliqué, hand quilted, pieced

Raffle Winner
Doris Weinstein

FIESTA

XX” X XX”

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Opportunity Quilt Chair
Diane Slattery

Pattern Information
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Fabric Selection
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Block Construction
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Appliqué
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Design/Assembly
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Machine Quilting
Carmen Franklin

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Materials
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Techniques
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Raffle Winner
Daryl Harvey

Dancing with the Stars

xx” X xx”

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Opportunity Quilt Chair
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Pattern Information
Based on the Mountain Mist pattern “Painted Poppies”.

Design and Fabric Selection
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Block Construction
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Appliqué
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Assembly and Marking
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Hand Quilting
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Techniques
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Raffle Winner
Kathy Berger