Posted by: jbaner | September 29, 2015

EverGreen Quilt Show

I can’t believe it’s been nearly 2 weeks since my guild’s quilt show. I co-chaired it this year and I do believe we pulled off a good one. We got a lot of excellent feedback from our guests. It had over 100 quilts… some traditional and some art quilts. We had a challenge with 14 participants, a raffle quilt, a raffle basket, a white elephant sale, a boutique, great vendors and our Artist in Residence, Patty Mitchell. All contributed to having a successful show. The proceeds fund the guild’s programs which include making small quilts for the at risk babies in the hospital and lap quilts for the patients receiving dialysis at the kidney center. We were blessed with such a great turn out to support us for the next 2 years.

I have a few pictures to share with you. This is our raffle quilt that was won by one of our own members – Carol DeGraf.

Raffle quilt

Raffle quilt

These are all 14 challenge quilts. The theme was “Stars over EverGreen” in honor of Mary Starr Arrington to passed away last year as we were planning the show. They were all wonderful. Congratulations to the three top winners!

All 14 challenge quilts. Theme was "Stars over EverGreen"

All 14 challenge quilts. Theme was “Stars over EverGreen”

1st place - Saralee Schneck

1st place – Saralee Schneck

2nd place Dani Fisk

2nd place Dani Fisk

3rd place - Jan Furrenes

3rd place – Jan Furrenes

We also had a memorial wall in honor of not only Mary Arrington who passed away in 2014, we also had 3 other members pass away this year as well…..Vera Parrish, Joan Adams, and Mary Gischer. They are all missed.

Memorial wall

Memorial wall with some of their quilts displayed beneath it on the table.

We also had attendees vote for their favorite quilt hanging in the show. We had two ties for the top votes. Amazingly the votes were spread out amongst many quilts. Here are the two tied for first: Cherie and myself. Ironically, I also quilted Cherie’s quilt!

Cherie Thomas with "Contessa".

Cherie Thomas with “Contessa”.

Jo Baner (me) with "The '39"

Jo Baner (me) with “The ’39”

The next two also were tied for technically third place: Dianna Sarich and Patty Mitchell.

Dianna Sarich with "Parrots of Belize"

Dianna Sarich with “Parrots of Belize”

Patty Mitchell with "Goin' Slow & Taperin' "

Patty Mitchell with “Goin’ Slow & Taperin’ “

The whole show was very successful. It was a lot of work, but so many wonderful women in this guild came together to make it work smoothly. I personally thank all who participated and all who came to support us. Now on to the next one 2  years from now!

Hope you enjoyed a little part of the show here…..




  1. Gorgeous quilts… you guild’s quilt show is this weekend. I entered the challenge quilt category. The challenge get was to use a panel and create an original. I used Paula Nadelstern’s Nuance and Opulence panels to make Ostentatious Orbs. Becky and Jim should be home from Montana soon. I know she would have attended and enjoyed seeing local talent. Be well. Diana

    • I would love to see your challenge quilt when it’s done! Hope you are doing well, too.

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