Quilt Show Landing Post

Detail from 2021 Opportunity Quilt
Midnight Garden”

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 www.gqcccquiltshow.org.

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

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

Best of Show, Original Design
“Life on the Food Chain” by Valerie M. Sauban

Hand Quilted
“Heritage Hexagon” by Elizabeth Huff

Appliqué
“Inky’s Garden” by Kathy Callahan

Creative Item
“Rocky the Rhino” by Jennifer Church

Machine Quilted
“Sizzle” by Tammy Zanella

Original Design
“Life on the Food Chain” by Valerie M. Sauban

Pieced Quilt
“Mood Indigo” by Sally Morris

Turn to the Darkside” Challenge
“Koi Pond” by Beverly Spurs

Pass the Envelope Challenge
“Hopscotch” by Fran McNamee

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

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.

Blocks from 2020 Opportunity Quilt
Fiesta”

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FIESTA

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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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Techniques
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Raffle Winner
Daryl Harvey

2019 Opportunity Quilt
Raynell’s Beautiful Bees

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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

Favorite Quilt
“In the Mist on Rainy Pass” by Shirley Lewis-Stolen

Favorite Bee Challenge
“A Closer Look” by Janelle Pena

Favorite Pass the Envelope Challenge
“Cousin Lizzie” by Phyllis Nishimori

Favorite Creative Item
“Beaded Dragon Vest” by Cynthia Bane Mammon

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

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Detail from 2018 Opportunity Quilt
Tile Tango

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

Techniques
Hand quilted and hand appliquéd

Raffle Winner
Kate Ahearn

Best of Show
“Baskets” by Jackie Seidell

Best Creative Item
“Asymmetrical” by Michelle Bogovich

Best Pass the Envelope
“Balance” by Valerie Sauban

Best Polka Dotty Challenge
“Henrietta” by Phyllis Nishimori

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 – “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

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2017 Opportunity Quilt
Kaleidoscope of Butterflies

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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.

Best of ShoW
“Prairie Gathering Lodge” by Anita Mingham

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

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

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

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

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

Aloha Challenge
“Penguins Go To Hawaii” by Kathy Callahan

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2016 Opportunity Quilt
Poppy Fields Forever

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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

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

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

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

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

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2015 Opportunity Quilt
Dancing with the Stars

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Dancing with the Stars

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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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Materials
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Techniques
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Raffle Winner
Kathy Berger

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

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

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

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

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