Quilt Show Landing Post

Detail from 2021 Opportunity Quilt
Midnight Garden”

VIRTUAL QUILT SHOW
April 10-30, 2021

The quilt show held in April 2021 was like no other, at the end of a year that was like no other.

Restrictions on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused the 2020 show to be cancelled and for the guild to pivot to virtual meetings. Thanks to the leadership and skills of the GQCCC president, Doreen O’Brien, the 2021 show was presented as a beautiful website. Visitors were able to scroll through the entries at their leisure and vote for their favorite quilts online. The website will stay live indefinitely as a record of this unusual year. Visit the site at gqcccquiltshow.org.

Quilt Show Chair: Donna Brooks

For highlights from the show, click on the links below.

2021 Opportunity Quilt

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.

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 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

2021 Viewer's Choice Winners

Best of Show
1st Place – “Life on the Food Chain” by Valerie M. Sauban
2nd Place – “Kantha II” by Jackie Seidell and “Sizzle” by Tammy Zanella

Appliqué
1st Place – “Inky’s Garden” by Kathy Callahan
2nd Place – “Rhode Island Reds” by Phyllis Nishimori

Creative Item
1st Place – “Rocky the Rhino” by Jennifer Church
2nd Place – “A Yo-Yo Journey” by Doris Reilly

Hand Quilted
1st Place – “Heritage Hexagon” by Elizabeth Huff
2nd Place – “Pastel Yellow” by Elizabeth Huff

Machine Quilted
1st Place – “Sizzle” by Tammy Zanella
2nd Place – “Mia’s Unicorn” by Estrella Shoka

Original Design
1st Place – “Life on the Food Chain” by Valerie M. Sauban
2nd Place – ” Kantha II” by Jackie Seidell

Pieced Quilt
1st Place – “Mood Indigo” by Sally Morris
2nd Place – “Cattails in the Meadow” by Karen Morones

Turn to the Darkside” Challenge
1st Place – “Koi Pond” by Beverly Spurs
2nd Place – “Dark Side of Autumn” by Donna Brooks

Pass the Envelope Challenge
1st Place – “Hopscotch” by Fran McNamee
2nd Place – “Garden Party” by Valerie M. Sauban

Best Featured Quilt
“Windmill” by Aileyn Ecob and Jean Jurgenson
“Globe Thistle” by Aileyn Ecob
“Blue Stone” by Jean Jurgenson

2021 Featured Artists

Aileyn Renli Ecob and Jean Renli Jurgenson have excelled at creating spectacular fine art quilts. Aileyn focuses on nature and the soft curves and circles she sees in the beauty of foliage in the world around her. Jean focuses on the edges and lines of perspective that architecture and man-made structures bring to the communities of people.

These talented quilters are former members of our guild and are active with Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA). They have shown their quilts at Pacific International Quilt Festival and many other judged shows and exhibits.

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

2019 Opportunity Quilt
Raynell’s Beautiful Bees

April 6 and 7, 2019

For highlights of the show, click on the links below.

Quilt Show Chairs: Mary Pimentel-Wheeler and Jill Orr

2019 Opportunity Quilt

Raynell’s Beautiful Bees

79″ X 97″

A handmade quilt becomes an heirloom because the creator stitches so much of themselves into the work. Raynell Coleman brought together the design, colors, and people to begin work on this quilt. Her dear friend, Dianne Slattery, and many others in the guild, completed work on the quilt when Raynell became ill. She was able to see here vision come to life before her passing. The quilt was graciously given to Raynell’s daughter by the raffle winner, and remains as an heirloom in their family.

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
The fabric for the nine-patch floral blocks, and bee wings and bodies, were primarily donated by guild members. The quilt backing, and blue for borders and bee block centers, were ordered online from Missouri Star Quilt Company, because we could not find enough in our local stores.

Block Construction
Ten guild members completed the 77 paper-pieced bees, and the 19 floral nine patch blocks. The work took about 100 hours

Appliqué
Bee heads were appliqued, and antennae were embroidered by three guild members for 36 hours.

Layout/Assembly
The layout and assembly of the quilt top took 5 people 90 hours.

Hand Quilting
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.

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

Techniques
Paper-piecing, appliqué, and hand quilting.

Raffle Winner
Susan Pilieri, who gifted the quilt to Raynell’s daughter Shirley.

2019 Viewer's Choice Winners

Best of Show
“In the Mist on Rainy Pass” by Shirley Lewis-Stolen

Creative Item
“Beaded Dragon Vest” by Cynthia Bane Mammon

“Bee” Challenge
“A Closer Look” by Janelle Pena

Pass the Envelope Challenge
“Cousin Lizzie” by Phyllis Nishimori

2019 Judged Winners

Adult First Quilt
1st Place – “Oma and Opa’s Sunshine Angel” by Gwen Ehrlich
2nd Place – “2018 Mystery Quilt Project” by Cathy Sargent

Appliqué
1st Place – “Be Ribboned Wreaths” by Cynthia Bane Mammon
2nd Place – “Bug-A-Lot” by Cindy Greco

Creative Item
1st Place – “Garden Flowers Purse” by Dale Wolfe
2nd Place – “Beaded Dragon Vest” by Cynthia Bane Mammon

Hand Quilted
1st Place – “Angel’s Trumpet” by Cindy Greco
2nd Place – “Lattice Star” by Elizabeth Huff

Machine Quilted
1st Place – “Christmas Morning Delight” by Holly Oddson
2nd Place – “Crayons” by Barbara Beil

Mixed Techniques
1st Place – “The Whole Hive” by Shirley Wilson
2nd Place – “In the Mist on Rainy Pass” by Shirley Lewis-Stolen

Original Design
1st Place – “Sea Horses Tie the Knot” by Valerie Sauban
2nd Place – “Queen Bee Aggie” by Phyllis Nishimori

Pieced
1st Place – “Big Red” by Jackie Seidell
2nd Place – “Cartwheel Costa Rica” by Ellie Conlie

2019 Featured Artist
“Elements” by Sandy Klopp

Sandy Klop

americanjane.com

Detail from 2018 Opportunity Quilt
Tile Tango

April 7 and 8, 2018

For highlights of the show, click on the links below.

Quilt Show Chairs: Mary Pimentel-Wheeler and Jill Orr

2018 Opportunity Quilt

Tile Tango

66″ X 66″

At the first meeting of the Design/Assembly team we looked at various pattern ideas and then surfed the web. Jackie suggested one of her favorite designers, Becky Goldsmith, so we went to her website. When the picture for “Tile Tango” came up there was a little gasp from each of us and the search ended… we had found our quilt! We decided to stay with the blues and purples that the designer had used. We put a call out to guild members for fabrics and received such a good response that we only needed to purchase the white background, blue polka dot and backing fabric. The quilt was lovingly hand quilted for many months before “traveling” to numerous other guild meetings to sell tickets.

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.

Design/Fabric Selection/Assembly
Valerie Sauban, Jackie Seidell, Dale Wolfe, Tammy Zanella

Hand Appliqué
Joan Beall, Margaret Bender, Maryann Bowers, Sandy Butner, Kathy Callahan, Cindy Greco, Monica Kaseman, Sharon Mazanec, Audrey McInerney, Claire McIvor, Jill Orr, Jackie Seidell, Reba Siero, Beverly Spurs, Louise Tanno, Tammy Zanella

The quilt required 197 hours to hand appliqué.

Hand Quilting
Raynell Coleman, Pat De Rushia, Heide Dressler, Ranny Frank, Eva Lee, Marian Wohlfrom

The quilt required 266 hours to hand quilt.

Label
Monica Kaseman

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

Techniques
Hand quilted and hand appliquéd

Raffle Winner
Kate Ahearn

2018 Viewer's Choice Winners

Best of Show
“Baskets” by Jackie Seidell

Creative Item
“Asymmetrical” by Michelle Bogovich

Pass the Envelope Challenge
“Balance” by Valerie Sauban

“Polka Dotty” Challenge
“Henrietta” by Phyllis Nishimori

2018 Judged Winners

Adult First Quilt
1st Place – “My First Quilt” by Kelly Doidge
2nd Place – “Trip Around the Sun” by Jeff Slattery

Appliqué
1st Place – “Baltimore Autumn” by Cindy Greco
2nd Place – “Sweet Tweets” by Cynthia Bane Mammon

Creative Item
1st Place – “Handkerchief Cushion” by Beverley Spurs
2nd Place – “Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down” by Kitty Nowack

Hand Quilted
1st Place – “Ginger Jars” by Beverly Spurs
2nd Place – “How the Elephant Got Its Trunk” by Louise Follett

Machine Quilted
1st Place – “Raindrops” by Bobbie Whitlock
2nd Place – “Heritage” by Cindy Greco

Mixed
1st Place – “Baskets” by Jackie Seidell
2nd Place – “French Doors” by Bobbie Whitlock

Original Design
1st Place – “Mouse Trap” by Joan Barker
2nd Place – “Golden Gate Bridge” by Louise Tanno

Pieced
1st Place – “Eyes Wide Open” by Loretta Jones
2nd Place – “Fractured Dresden Plate” by Ellie Conley

2018 Featured Artist

2017 Opportunity Quilt
Kaleidoscope of Butterflies

April 1 and 2, 2017

For highlights of the show, click on the links below.

Quilt Show Chairs: Dale Wolfe and Donna Brooks

2017 Opportunity Quilt

Kaleidoscope of Butterflies

85″ X 85″

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.

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.

2017 Viewer's Choice Winners

Best of Show
“Prairie Gathering Lodge” by Anita Mingham

Adult First Quilt
1st Place – “Tiger Lilies” by Jaque Edgett
2nd Place – “Sunburnt Zebra” by Genette Lee

All Other Techniques
1st Place – “Prairie Gathering Lodge” by Anita Mingham
2nd Place – “Little Yo-Yos” by Margo Spack

Group Quilt
1st Place – “Nancy’s Folly” by Nancy Ritter
2nd Place – “Oh My Stars!” by Barbara Beil

Hand Appliqué
1st Place – “French Doors” by Ellie Conley
2nd Place – “Leaves” by Jackie Seidell

Hand – Two or More Techniques
1st Place – “Blooms of Spring” by Louise Tanno
2nd Place – “Rainbow Braid” by Raynell Coleman

Hand Quilted
1st Place – “Butterflies and Blossoms” by Beverly Spurs
2nd Place – “One for My Son” by Elizabeth Huff

Home Use Item
1st Place – “Ms. Bindweed’s Boots” by Holly Oddson
2nd Place – “Bluebird Pillow” by Louise Tanno

Kit
1st Place – “Merry Christmas” by Cindy Greco
2nd Place – “Twister Bunny” by Loretta Jones

Machine – Two or More Techniques
1st Place – “Wind in the Whiskers” by Cindy Greco
2nd Place – “Shades of Baltimore” Album by Cindy Greco

Machine Quilted
1st Place – “Zinnia Daybreak Hosta” by Carmen Franklin
2nd Place – “Blue Dog” by Birgit Knuth

Miniature
1st Place – “King of the Roost” by S. Jane Powell
2nd Place – “Hanky Quilt of Memories” by Jeanne Marie Roberts

Modern
1st Place – “The Back is More Interesting” by Mary Pimentel-Wheeler
2nd Place – “Hoppie’s Butterflies” by Sandy Butner

Original Design
1st Place – “Leftovers” by Valerie Sauban
2nd Place – “Elegant Clarkia” by Valerie Sauban

Wearable and Accessories
1st Place – “Flying Geese Sweatshirt” by Holly Oddson
2nd Place – “Scottie” by Ellen Heathcote

Pass the Envelope/Fabric Telephone
1st Place – “Golden Gate Sunset” by Fran McNamee
2nd Place – “Crab Shack” by Birgit Knuth

Aloha” Challenge
“Penguins Go To Hawaii” by Kathy Callahan

2017 Featured Artist

Nancy S. Brown

nancybrownquilts.com

Detail from 2016 Opportunity Quilt
Poppy Fields Forever

April 1 and 2, 2016

For highlights of the show, click on the links below.

Quilt Show Chair: Dale Wolfe

2016 Opportunity Quilt

Poppy Fields Forever

80″ X 95″

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

2016 Viewer's Choice Winners

Best of Show
“Dana’s Wedding Quilt” by Ann Gimbel

Accessories
1st Place – “Floral Fling” by Wanda Reyenga
2nd Place – “Pink Tote” by Louise Tanno

Adult First Quilt
1st Place – “Mt Diablo in Winter” by Pamela Rogers
2nd Place – “My Monstrosity” by Taryn Doidge

All Other Techniques
1st Place – “General’s Star” by Tish Marshall
2nd Place – “Christmas Trees” by Nancy Ritter

Group Quilt
1st Place – “Round Robin 2013” by Susan Swindell
2nd Place – “Mission San Juan Bautista” by Felicia Ahluwalia

Hand Appliqué
1st Place – “Dana’s Wedding Quilt” by Ann Gimbel
2nd Place – “Catch a Christmas Star” by Marlene Wunder

Hand – Two or More Techniques
1st Place – “Garden Party” by Cindy Greco
2nd Place – “My Stars” by Raynell Coleman

Hand Quilted
1st Place – “My Liberated Log Cabin” by Jackie Seidell
2nd Place – “Sweet & Simple” by Elizabeth Huff

Home Use Item
1st Place – “Stormy Seas” by Karen Morones
2nd Place – “Card Trick” by Birgit Knuth

Kit Quilt or Item
1st Place – “Bright Squares” by Daryl Lynn Harvey
2nd Place – “Phillip’s Secret Garden” by Linda Luks

Machine Appliqué
1st Place – “Gingerbread Lane” – Cindy Greco

Machine Quilted
1st Place – “Flowers” by Leslie Finta
2nd Place – “Perennial Stars” by Nancy Ritter

Machine – Two or More Techniques
1st Place – “Life’s a Beach” by Holly Oddson
2nd Place – “Bugs” by Jo Mathies

Miniature
1st Place – “Mini Rainbow Swoon” by Felicia Ahluwalia
2nd Place – “Up in the Sky” by Felicia Ahluwalia

Modern
1st Place – “Cross and Crown” by Jackie Seidell
2nd Place – “Poppies” by Karen Morones

Original Design
1st Place – “Peppers From My Garden” by Joan Barker
2nd Place – “Asian Motif” by Marnie Brennan

Wearable Art
1st Place – “In Full Bloom” by Michele Bogovich
2nd Place – “Whimsy” by Holly Oddson

Pass the Envelope Challenge
1st Place – “Le Chat” by Phyllis Nishimori
2nd Place – “Paris Lights” by Chris Lee

2016 Featured Artist

GQCCC Member Appliquérs – Kathy Callahan, Ann Gimbel, Jackie Seidell, and Beverly Spurs

2015 Opportunity Quilt
Dancing with the Stars

April 11 and 12, 2015

For highlights of the show, click on the links below.

Quilt Show Chair: Barb Shates

2015 Opportunity Quilt

Dancing with the Stars

98″ X 98″

Opportunity Quilt Chair
Claire McIvor

Pattern Information
From the pattern “Dancing Rings” by Sue Christensen in McCall’s, 2000.

Piecing
Valeria Furtado, Terry McNally, Waunell Michels, Holly Oddson, Valerie Sauban, Jackie Seidell, Beverly Spurs, Dale Wolfe and Tammy Zanella.

120 hours of piecing was required for this quilt.

Marking
15 hours by Beverly Spurs.

Hand Quilting
Raynell Coleman, Pat DeRushia, Heide Dressler, Linda Elder, Ranny Frank, Claire McIvor, Marian Wohlfram.

265 hours of hand quilting were required for this quilt.

Raffle Winner
Kathy Berger

2015 Viewer's Choice Winners

Best of Show
“Catch Me If You Can” by Nancy Ritter

Appliqué
1st Place – “A Long Way From Baltimore” by Myrna Rutkas
2nd Place – “Tree of Life” by Jackie Siedell

Contemporary/Art
1st Place – “Celebration of Color” by Judy Dusich
2nd Place – “Yosemite Dogwood” by Valerie Sauban

Hand Quilted
1st Place – “Nancy’s Dear Jane” by Nancy Ritter
2nd Place – “A Long Way From Baltimore” by Myrna Rutkas

Machine Quilted
1st Place – “Victorian Romance” by Deb Kenyon
2nd Place – “William’s Garden” by Michele Bogovich

Mixed Technique
1st Place – “Victorian Romance” by Deb Kenyon
2nd Place – “French Doors” by Cindy Greco

Pieced
1st Place – “Catch Me If You Can” by Nancy Ritter
2nd Place – “Yellow Patty Lucy” by Nancy Ritter

Wearable/Other
1st Place – “Zen Jacket” by Michele Bogovich
2nd Place – “Albuquerque Jacket” by Ginny Horner

2015 Featured Artist

Valerie Sauban (GQCCC Guild Member)