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Morgan County Schoolhouse Quilters Guild 2010 Fall Retreat

The Morgan County Schoolhouse Quilters Guild sponsored their Fall Retreat at Bradford Woods in Martinsville, Indiana on October 19th & 20th, 2010.  This year marked the fourth annual retreat.  Some friends of the Guild members traveled from Worthington and Cloverdale. More than twenty quilters attended and enjoyed discovering this year’s Mystery Quilt.  Bev Brown, a fellow MCSQG member, provided a clue before the retreat by giving yardage and color hues needed for the mystery quilt.  Bev also provided cutting directions so everyone would be able to start creating the mystery quilt once they arrived at the Retreat.  Quilters were also given the option to bring an unfinished project instead of working on the mystery quilt.  The majority of the people enjoyed working through the mystery and watching their quilts evolve.   At the end of the first day, one quilter finished piecing their top and uncovered the mystery.  The name of the mystery quilt was “Undercover in Houston X” by Debbie Caffrey.    She does a new mystery quilt design each year at the Houston International Quilt Show.  Her website is www.debbiescreativemoments.com.  She also has written books, including Power Cutting, Too and It’s Hip to be Square.   Of course by the end of day two, many quilts were far enough along for everyone to realize how the same pattern looks with a variety of color palates.  I hope you enjoy some of the pictures from this fun event.  I’m already looking forward to next year!



2010 Martinsville Fall Foliage Festival Quilt Show

2010 Fall Foliage Festival Quilt ShowThe Martinsville Fall Foliage Festival held the 2010 Quilt Show at The Art Sanctuary in located in Martinsville, Indiana.  The sponsors for the Quilt Show included local businesses, Art Gallery & Framing, the Fall Foliage Festival, and The Art Sanctuary. 

The entry date for the show was October 4, with an entry fee of $3.00 for the first entry, with a maximum of $6.00 if more than one entry was made.  The show was open to any Morgan County and surrounding area county quilter. There were five categories for quilters to enter:  Pieced and Hand Quilted, Pieced and Machine Quilted, Appliquéd or Embroidered, Child’s Quilts and Miscellaneous/Wearable Items.  All work must have been completed between October 2007 and October 2010.  Judging began at 10:30a.m., on opening day. 
All quilts, with the owner’s permission, were on display through the month of October. 

People were also invited to enter Antique quilts for public display this year in order to develop an increased appreciation for the art of Quilting and its rich history.  

First, second and third place winners received monetary awards, while Best of Show was awarded the traditional Fall Foliage Festival Maple Leaf Plaque, which went to Dale Drake, a Morgan County Quilter and member of the Morgan County Schoolhouse Quilters Guild.  Dale has been the MCSQG historian for several years and her entry represented an excellent interpretation of an antique quilt. 

N. A. Noel Premiere Quilt Show

N. A. Noel The SanctuaryThe Premiere Quilt Show has vintage and contemporary quilts on display August 3-28, 2010.  The event is being held at The Sanctuary, a 100 year old Victorian church located in the village of Zionsville, Indiana.  It is located on North Main Street and is open Tues-Sat 10am - 5pm.  The featured artist is Nancy Noel, who owns and displays her art at The Sanctuary.  Nancy describes herself as a contemporary impressionist artist and her work is known around the world.  Daily gallery tours are being held, along with weekly raffles.  N.A. Noel has several quilt inspired images on display during the quilt show.  Several of the vintage quilts on display are more than 100 years old, and were created during the Civil War era.    On August 14, there is a hand quilting demonstration and on August 7 & 14th,  Xenia Cord will give her insight into your old quilts during the Quilt History & Discovery Days during the event.  In addition to the Quilt Show at The Sanctuary, be sure to visit the Sullivan Munce Museum Quilt Show while you are in Zionsville.  Below are a few photographs of  art and quilts on display.  It's a must see for quilting enthusiasts, but anyone can enjoy the day looking at art, quilts and don't miss the opportunity for lunch at The Sanctuary and sample some of the best desserts created by chocolatier, Ghyslain.



Indiana Heritage Quilt Show 2010

Mary Buvia Award WinnerBloomington hosted the IHQS March 4-6, 2010 at the downtown Convention Center.  IHQS had over 200 quilts on display during the event and held three full days of workshops.  Present at the show was eight internationally know instructors.  Merchants were present to display their fabric, notions, and even booths displaying knitting, needle work and gift ideas were at the show this year. 

Indiana's own, Mary S. Buvia, from Greenwood, Indiana, won 1st for Fabric Art and won Exemplary Machine Quilting for her entry.  Mary spent 14 months, working 10 hours per day on this fabulous entry.

 Other Indiana winners include:

Mixed and Special Techniques Bed Quilts 

2nd place, Barbara E. Lies, Madison, Indiana

Ensemble Bed Quits

1st place, Francis E. Moore, Indianapolis, Indiana 

3rd place, Kathy Scheidt, Granger, Indiana

Pieced Wall Quilts

1st place, Sandra Peterson, Muncie, Indiana

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