Winners of the 11th Quilters Treasure Challenge

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Congratulations to Carol Sullivan and Janice Jones

Best Pictorial:  Carol Sullivan – National Trails Day
Best Applique: Janice Jones – Apple Picking
These quilts are usually on display at the Mancuso World Quilt Festival.

Many Thanks

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It’s true: one will make terrific, long-lasting friends through quilting. Some of you met my daughter Laura when she was a young girl; when I brought her with me to a show or maybe to your home. She was very sick this past year and I’m glad I spent all my time with her, not quilting. I appreciate your thoughtfulness, kind words, and condolences at this difficult time. Thank you for your cards and gifts, they mean a lot to me.


Sad News

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Early this morning, I was informed that Marianne Nowacki’s daughter passed away.  As many of you know, Laura had Batten Disease.  She will be missed.  Our hearts and prayers go out to Marianne.

I will post more information regarding any arrangements as I receive them.

With a Sad Heart,

Cathy H

MVQ well represented at The Gathering

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The Quilters Gathering is over for another year. The quilts are down and gone home.

The Raffle Quilt brought in almost $300 for the 4 days.

Three  members were awarded ribbons: Founders Ribbon to Lisa McCarthy for “Circle of Life.


And a red ribbon for “Artistic Value ” to Pat Lucey for “Winter”


Sandra Mackay and Carrie Zizza were awarded a “Color Compatability” ribbon for “Hidden Garden”

These are the members who exhibited:

Ann Hockmeyer, “Brilliant Beauty” quilted by Janet Lee Santeusanio

Maggie Judd: “Hawaiian Blooms at Midnight”, “Last of the Red Hot Gardens”, “The Tree”

Deb Kelso: “Star Fusion”, Tumbleweed”- both quilted by Carrie Zizza

Marianne Karp: “All Tangled Up”, quilted by Celeste Manning

Pat Lucey: “Cats and Kittens Everywhere”, “Dutch Treat” quilted by Carrie Zizza, “Winter”

Sandra MacKay and Carrie Zizza:”Hidden Garden”

Lisa McCarthy: “Circle of Life” and  ,”Celestial Happiness” quilted by Carrie Zizza

Sue Molin:”Ooh, La LA”

Sue Molin, Gail Wozniak, Ildi Tary, Mary Ginn, Marianne Karp:  “Red-Black-White”

Elaine Rando: ,”Spinning Wheel” quilted by Carrie Zizza

Bev Valle: “Hydrangea Basket”, Zen Table Runner”

Gail Wozniak: “My Baltimore Album”- quilted by Carrie Zizza


19 Quilts out of 145! Well done, MVQ!!!!



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MVQ members, Ann Hockmeyer and Betty Hastings each won a Blue Ribbon at the Topsfield Fair!  Well Done!!!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA