You might remember seeing Mary Gorfine's quilt "Collard Peccary" at the Desert Guilds Quilt Show. She recently submitted it to "Threads of Inspiration" a show in a small gallery in San Diego. Out of 93 entries, 16 quilts were chosen to be inspiration for students attending classes at Inspirations Gallery at Liberty Station (2730 Historic Decator Road #204, San Diego). The quilts were created by members of Studio Art Quilt Association.
This is what Mary wrote about her quilt:
Visiting a secluded rainforest lodge in Costa Rica had a profound impact on me--the harmony of life in the forest is truly wondrous. Because the COVID-19 pandemic had only recently eased travel restrictions in some parts of the world, the lodge was mostly devoid of visitors. For at least 2 days, my sister and I were the only guests. Some animals felt comfortable leaving their leafy shelter to visit the deserted grounds.
A squadron (group) of collared peccaries came every day to forage. Of course, they were clearly visible, even from a distance. I wondered, what colors could they be if they didn’t need to hide?
Congratulations our members who had quilts at Road!
Six guild members had quilts entered in three different categories at Road to California Quilt Show 2022. Cheryl Quesnell and Loretta Duffy had quilts in the main show. Robert Tucker entered a quilt in the Twin Challenge. Patti Reyes, Mary McKay and Hilda Koning-Bastiaan had quilts in the Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds (SCCQG) exhibit.
Congratulations to guild member Mary Gorfine on having Lake At Dusk and Snohomish entered into to the Wall Quilts category the virtual Pacific International Quilt Festival
Congratulations to our members who took ribbons at the Date Festival in the various quilt categories as well as wall hangings, purses, and pillows.
Best of Division went to Mary Ann DeVries and Cheryl Chandler.
First Place in quilts went to Marci Robman, Darlene Estrella, Pat Siegel, Cheryl Chandler, Theresa Hanada, Treese Pflum, Sally Hooper and Mary Ann DeVries.
First Place in quilted purses/bags went to Cheryl Taylor and Darlene Estrella.
First Place in quilted pillows went to Nancy Wilhelm.
Second Place in quilts went to Jackie Mason, Connie Fleischner, Kathleen Herring, Darlene Estrella, Nancy Wilhelm, Treese Pflum and Barbara Snider.
Second Place in quilted pillows went to Barbara McMillan
Third Place in quilts went to Kathleen Herring (2), Marci Robman, and Linda Blake.
Honorable Mention in quilts went to Leslie Gardiner, Patti Reyes, Hilda Koning-Bastiaan, Kimberly Johnson, Natalie Shonerd, Heather Keenan, Cheryl Taylor, Nancy Wilhelm, Stevanna Collins, Darlene Estrella, and Sally Hooper.
Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds had a special exhibit at Road to California Quilt Show commemorating the show's 20th anniversary. Every quilt had to have a connection to the show through a technique learned at the show, fabric or kit purchased at the show, etc. Two of our membership quilts that were displayed -- Mary Gorfine -- Lake at Dusk -- and Robert Tucker -- Riding the Rails. Congratulations on your wonderful entries.
Guild Member Helen Anderson wins 1st place in Applique Wall Division at Road to California 2019 with "Round the Garden"!
DATE FESTIVAL 2019 BEST OF SHOW WINNER
Guild member Roberta Peterson won best of show at the Riverside County Date Festival in February of this year. Congratulations, Roberta!
Each year the guild encourages members to enter quilts, quilted items or other handcrafts in our local county fair. The display of handicrafts is wonderful to see. We also display our yearly Opportunity Quilt and talk to members of the public about quilting as we sell tickets to win the quilt. A number of our past winners have purchased their tickets at the Date Festival.
Cheryl Quesnell -- Soar!
Helen Anderson -- Around the Garden
2nd Place Small Quilt Applique
New Quilts of Southern California 2019
Exhibit sponsored by Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds
Seven members from our guild were juried into a special exhibit at Road to California. They were Hilda Koning-Bastiaan, Mary Gorfine, Kathy Dunham, Robert Tucker, Nancy Wilhelm, Janna Calkins and Kathleen Herring. Check out the photos from the show.