QuiltFest 2023! Was a huge success!
Friday & Saturday, September 22-23, 9am - 5pm,
at the new Union County Sports Center
519 Industrial Blvd. (aka Glenn Gooch Bypass), Blairsville, GA 30512
Link to the list of winners
Link to a slideshow, in .pdf format, of most of the quilts at QuiltFest.
Best in Show: Tres Amigos - Havana Harmony, by Kay Donges
Viewers Choice: Celebration on the 4th!, by Carleen Brock
Viewers Choice, Card Trick Challenge: Jack of Diamonds, by Kay Donges
Join the MMQG QuiltFest 2023 Facebook group!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Meet our QuiltFest Judge!
Scott Murkin, M.D. Is a hospice physician from North Carolina. Scott designs original quilts and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He has had quilts in numerous publications including American Quilter, Quilter's Newsletter, Quiltmaker, Quilting Quarterly and Great American Quilts. Dr. Murkin is an NACQJ and NQA certified quilt judge, and estimates he has judged 25,000 quilts in the last 20 years. We are pleased to have him as our show judge. Google him to see examples of his quilts, including "Fazed," which won First Place in the Appliqué category at QuiltCon 2023.
Those unfamiliar with the term “quilt turning” are in for a treat! Quilt turnings are the precursor to our
modern “show and tell” programs at quilt guild meetings. Many years ago, women did not have many
occasions to get together socially; when they did, it was usually at someone’s home. They would each
bring a quilt to share, and since space was limited, they would lay them all out on a bed, stacked one on
top of the other. Each woman would take a turn, and her quilt would be held up for everyone to see and
exclaim over while she told the quilt’s story.
The quilts presented at our bed turning are more than 50 years old and generally owned by guild
members. Some quilts have been handed down for generations, have documented stories and are part of
the heritage of that family. In some other cases, the history of the quilt is unknown. Some have even
been found in dumpsters and, once cleaned up, are now treasured by their new owners. The display
may include bed quilts, baby quilts and doll quilts.
If you have a vintage quilt that you would like to share, please complete the Quilt Turning Entry Form.
If you would like to be a quilt turning helper, please choose a time slot, and email email@example.com with your choice.
Here are the local business who have signed on as Gold Level Sponsors. Thank you for your support!
Raffle Quilt for 20223
Here is this year's raffle quilt, with the creator, Sally Montgomery. Tickets are on sale at $1.00 for one ticket, or six tickets for $5.00. Contact any Guild member, or our local quilt shops. Raffle tickets, and this gorgeous quilt, will also be available at QuiltFest 2023!
Links to Important QuiltFest Documents:
Guild Challenge for QuiltFest!
The MMQG Guild Challenge is now posted! Susan Slaton has created a fun challenge called "Card Trick." You can get the instructions in a .pdf file from that link, and get your card and binding fabric from Susan at Guild meetings. This is only open to Guild members, so if you have a friend who wants to participate, they'll need to join the Guild.
One more vendor: Sweetheart Farms, Salem, SC, Pincushions in teacups.
And another: 5 Little Monkey Quilt and Sew, Weaverville, NC
Marcia Layton Designs is unable to attend (a new grandbaby is on the way!!)