Many of the quilts in the show will have been judged by an American Quilters Society certified judge, Christine N. Brown of Colorado. In addition to the 300-plus quilts at the show, “Quilts by the Sea” will feature a vendor mall, member boutique, children’s activity center, displays of guild activities, demonstrations of quilting products and techniques, and a lunchroom.
The 2016 guild challenge of self-portrait caricatures and a quilted wall hanging raffle, “Quilting Up a Storm,” that was designed and made by members of OCQG will be on view. Tickets for the raffle quilt will be available at the show; prices are six tickets for $5 or $1 for one ticket. Raffle tickets may also be ordered in advance of the show by e-mailing email@example.com. (Winner need not be present to win.)
The unique 51-1/2” by 66-1/2” quilt was inspired by the artwork of Dennis McGregor—a painting commissioned by the guild for its 25th anniversary show last year. Waves swirl among the rocks below. Embellishments of beads, crystals, and organza light rays complete the work of art.
Guild member Gloria Zirges designed the quilt. Additional design contributions and creation came from members Julia Bailey, Toni Brodie, Susan Cronenwett, Karen Donobedian, Ruth Hutmacher, Betty Jones, Linda MacKown, Becky Mershon, Georgia Sabourin, Nan Scott, Sue Stephenson, and Heidi Ware. Many of the more than 215 members of OCQG pieced the sky blocks; quilting was done by Lisa Taylor.
A two-day silent auction of small quilts will be conducted; half the proceeds of the auction will be donated to a local charity.
Special presentations of Quilts of Valor to four local military veterans will occur during the show, along with a display of additional Quilts of Valor. Veterans to be honored are Ray King, WWII; Robert Carr, Korean War; and Les Day and Donald Trent, Vietnam War.
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