2013 Show Judge Announced

Your 2013 Quilt Show Committee is pleased to announce that Klaudeen Hansen will be the judge for our 2013 show.

Hansen is listed in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN QUILTING. She is the editor of QUILT ART ENGAGEMENT CALENDAR, which features the work of regional quilters, and the ADDRESS & BIRTHDAY BOOK, featuring miniature quilts and their stories.

Hansen’s’s quilts have been in many invitational shows both in the US and Europe. Her AMISH INFLUENCES exhibit of 12 wall quilts was in  during the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics.

Teaching is Hansen’s area of greatest interest. A trip to Japan’s International Quilt Expo in Tokyo (1,000 quilts) gave her a new focus for her popular exchange quilt classes and lots of new ideas to share.

This will be a great opportunity for us to get feedback from an internationally recognized quilter, so please consider having your quilts judged in the show. Quilts may be exhibited without judging.

Quilt Congress 2012 — Dates Announced!

September 28-29, 2012 have been announced as the dates for this year’s Quilt Congress which will be held in Harrison, Arkansas.  This year’s congress will be co-sponsored by four of our NWA guilds.  Check out the information and registration forms below:

Basic Information

Teacher Information

Hotel Information

Challenge Information

Class Supply Lists

Registration Form

Time to Think Ahead!

With the 2013 quilt now one year away —  shocking I know — it is time to think about what you can do to help.

Volunteers are always needed, so think about what time you can give, and be in touch with your quilt show committee about your willingness to help.

Our small quilt auction is a necessary component for our financial health. So please think about donating a quilt to the auction. Auction Chairwoman Therese Ramsey is ready and willing to accept small quilts — you don’t have to wait until next year. And she isn’t picky about the size!

And, as time draws near, think about what you can do to help publicize the auction. You show committee is doing everything we can to get the word out, but the more people talking up the opportunity to own a piece of fabric art, the better.

There is also an opportunity for you to spread your design wings with our guild challenge. This year’s theme is “Holiday”, and we mean any holiday! The kicker is that a recognizable churn dash block must be included in the quilt. Chairwoman Debbie Wheeler can answer your questions, but specifics regarding size are under  the “Quilt Show” page on this blog and on our Facebook page.

I (Leeanna) understand how nerve-wracking it can be when someone says “design a quilt”. It’s not my strong suit. However, nothing says you can’t use someone else’s design as a springboard, as long as you properly credit that designer.

Get to the work, fellow quilters. The 2013 show is just around the corner.