Quilt Show

Quilt Show 2014 Ribbons Awarded

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Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild 2014 Quilt Show Awards

Best of Show 303 – Pat Lucey

1st Place 103 – Pat Lucey
2nd Place 112 – Stella M. Blunt
3rd Place 110 – Deb Kelso

1st Place 222 – Suzi Calderwood
2nd Place 309 – Signe Kaleel
3rd Place 204 – Marianne Karp

1st Place 305 – Ann Hockmeyer
2nd Place 313 – Patty Doucette
3rd Place 316 – Lin Caiado

1st Place 416 – Susan Mohn
2nd Place 413 – Beverly Vahle
3rd Place 417 – Susan Mohn

1st Place 708 – Elizabeth Swan
2nd Place 603 – Sue Harnden
3rd Place 604 – Sue Harnden

Honorable Mention
1st Place 110- Deb Kelso
2nd Place 113 – Carol Sullivan

Judge’s Choice 324 – Maggie Judd

1st Place 501 – Beverly Vahle

Best Hand Quilting 112 – Stella M. Blunt

Best Domestic Machine Quilting 413 – Beverly Valle

Best Short, Mid, Longarm Machine Quilting 305 – Ann Hockmeyer

Best Original Design 416 – Susan Molin

Best Pieced 313 – Patty Doucette

Best Applique 233 – Gail Wozniak

Best in Color 309 – Signe Kaleel

Chairperson’s Choice, Jane Hamel: 210  Carol Sullivan

Chairperson’s Choice, Layne Rando: 315  Sheila Ramsden

Honorable Mention: 214  Linda Lydecker


1st Place – Carol Robinson
2nd Place – Bev Valle
3rd Place – Pat Lucey

Vendor’s Choice

Adele Scott Design Studio, Orleans, MA: 303 Pat Lucey
Annelle’s Originals and The Victorian Cupboard Sewing Studio: 302 Pat Lucey
Arbonne Health & Wellness: 401 Jeanne Robertson
Bits ‘n Pieces Quilt Shop: 128 Dorothy Tyler
Evergreen Country Primitives Shop and Jacqueline Paton Designs: 323 Maggie Judd
Inspired Layers: 404 Susan Sisson
Mary Rose’s Quilts & Treasures: 313 Patty Doucette
Nashua Sew & Vac: 205 Nancy Karp
Sew Fresh Fabrics: 206 Mary Ginn
Snowbunny Quilts: 713 Carrie Zizza
The Quilted Shamrock Quilt Shop: 312 Joanne Burns
The Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center: 327 Roseann Ricketson
This and That: 233 Gail Wozniak

Well done, MVQ!!!!

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A great show is over. Time to sit back on our laurels. Applaud the winners and each and every maker who entered a quilt. It was nice to see even a new member like Heather Shields enter a quilt to be judged!

Thanks to all the worker bees who tirelessly gave every efffort for this event! It can’t be done without you.

Thanks to the demonstrations given and organized by Gail; Lyn Grenier, Maddie Burke, Jeannie Robertson, Betty Hastings, Janice Jones,and Pat Lucey.

The ribbons were beautiful- made by a group sewing together[among them,  Jan Taylor, Carol Sullivan, Cathy Harnish and others, I am sure!] and Addy for the lovely vendor ribbons.

Challenge was fun!

Penny raffle, as usual, drew a crowd- Thanks, Kathy, Gail etc.

White Elephant ladies- Angie and Barbara outdid themselves!

Carrie our judge and show hanging organizer: we are very grateful!

Vendors- thanks to Marianne and Bev! Nice gathering.

Thanks to Bev for the Silent Auction!

And to have a very deserving winner of our raffle quilt- Jeannie Elliot, made it all the better! You are wrapped in love from every member of this guild!

And of course, without Jane and Layne, none of this would have been possible. Brava! Ladies of MVQ


Quilt Show Drop off forms

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Quilt Show Drop off information can be found  under “Quilt Show Forms“.



There will be a few printed directions on the back table at the April meeting.

Quilt Show Information

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Information for the 2014 Show:

There will be a $3.00 entry fee for each quilt to be judged. This will help with the cost of hiring a judge and giving out awards.  There is no charge for non-judged quilt.


The Theme is “The Art of Quilting, Painting with Fabric and Thread”


The Quilt Show Committee needs the following positions filled as soon as possible.  These positions are very important for the success of our show.  Without them we risk low attendance and no show brochures.


Here is a brief overview of each position



  • Prepare Quilt Show information packets to be sent to quilt shops and other guilds.
  • Send press releases to newspapers and other publications.



  • Identify businesses that may be interested in advertising in our Show Brochure
  • Mail letters requesting them to place ads
  • Follow up by e-mail or phone call



To volunteer or get more information please contact Jane Hamel at janehamel@yahoo.com. Or Layne Rando at laynesloft@comcast.net.

An Open Letter to all Members

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Dear Fellow Guild members,

I attended a meeting of the Quilt Show Committee on Monday evening. Relatively new members, Elaine Rando and Jane Hamel have graciously undertaken the job of co-chairing. Five other people attended- all were “war veterans” of this guild, having held positions of President, VP, Quilt show, programs, etc. etc, etc!  Not a fresh face was in the group.

Please ask yourself these questions:

  • Where was I?
  • Am I afraid to volunteer?
  • Do I have any ideas worth noting?
  • Will it take a lot of my time?
  • Why should I do it when others will step forward?

Grab a friend and offer your abilities. Fresh ideas and fresh enthusiasm is needed!!!!!!

The guild is only as good as its’ volunteers.  See Elaine or Jane to see what you can do.

You will make new friends and actually enjoy the Guild more!



Pat Lucey

Quilt Show Entries

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March 24th deadline!!!!!!

Send to Elaine Rando or

Bring to March Meeting.


Download under Quilt forms- there will also be some copies at the meeting.

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Download special form- not the Entry form but the CHALLENGE FORM.

Quilt Show Ribbon Workshop: March 2nd

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March 2nd- Saturday

Plaistow Library- 9-3

We will be making folded fabric ribbons for the Quilt Show- We need close to 50 of them so there is a lot of work to be done.  Everyone is welcome!

We need sewers, ironers and folders so come one. come all!

Quilt Show 101:

We will also give instructions on how to get a quilt ready to be shown- putting a sleeve and a label on your quilt is a must.

Please see Maggie Judd or Pat Lucey to sign up or to ask questions.

Bring your lunch!