We were fortunate to have had many submissions by our talented members, and our jury, Marilyn Joyce and Arthur De Bow (you can read about them on the Showcase page of our website), had the difficult task of choosing just twenty quilts for the show.
The Bountiful Challenge Mini Quilts made their debut at the Showcase, and the challenge winners (chosen by Art Gallery Fabrics and Bountiful designer Sharon Holland) were announced. Maddison Stapleton won first place for her mini, Alis Volat Propriis; Kimberly Lumapas's mini, Overflow, won second place; and Windsong by Ruthie Windsong was third. Congratulations to the winners, who will each receive a passel of prizes from Art Gallery Fabrics. You can see all of the mini quilts on the Challenge page of our website. Also check out Sharon Holland's blog post about the challenge.
We did take a few minutes from admiring the quilts to announce the results of the recent Guild elections. The Amended Bylaws were ratified. PMQG voted overwhelmingly to remain part of The Modern Quilt Guild.
We introduced our 2018 officers, who are:
President: Kimberly Buckley
Vice President for Technology and Social Media: Erin Case
Vice President for Membership and Procurement: Judy Livingston
Secretary: Michelle Freedman
Treasurer: Barbara Trepiccione
Programs Coordinator for Meetings: Susan Beal
Programs Coordinator for Workshops: MereAnn Reid
Thank you so much for volunteering to serve on the 2018 Board! We're looking forward to a great year.
We also gave away lots and lots of door prizes to many winners. We're so grateful to all of the businesses who donated door prizes for the Showcase:
- Cool Cottons, who donated the Viewers' Choice Award prize, which went to AnnMarie Cowley for her mini quilt, Tried and True With a Little Blue
- Art Gallery Fabrics
- Fabric Depot
- Bolt Fabric Boutique
- Modern Domestic
- Josephine’s Dry Goods
- Vintage Fabric Studio
- The Ribbon Jar
- Elizabeth Hartman
- Tuva Publishing
The Showcase wouldn't have been possible without the help of some wonderful community donations. A huge thank you to:
- Lagunitas Brewing Company for the use of their community room, the loan of their wonderful staff, and their excellent beer
- Zupan’s Markets for the delicious meat and cheese trays and yummy salads
Thank you also to PMQG members Chelsea Clarke-Pitt and Jenny Rodriguez for their invaluable contributions to our refreshments and to the many Guild members who helped with set up, take down, and all the tasks necessary to put on an event like this. We couldn’t have done it without you all -- you're the best!
It truly was a special night -- thank you to all of our members who contributed their beautiful work and to all of you who came out in the rain to spend some quality quilty time together!