GAAQG 2022 Quilt Show

Watch this page:  Our next in-person Quilt Show is scheduled
for July 27-28, 2024, at Washtenaw Community College

 

More than 1,300 visitors attended our 17th biennial quilt show “Celebrate the Quilt 2022” on July 30-31.  The show returned to its regular venue at the Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor and was enthusiastically received.

 

And the Viewers Choice winners are…

 

First place:  Kathy Bricker – Quilt #140:  “Say Their Names – 2020”

Inspired by April Anue’s ‘Strange Fruit’ quilt, Kathy’s quilt is a collection of 8″ blocks representing daily stitch ‘meditations’ that also remembers the victims of violence against people of color or their sexual orientation.  It also includes the loss of American icons and the US COVID deaths to date stitched in the sashing.

 

 

 

Second place:  Kathy Hren – Quilt #208:  “Never Enough Time”

Kathy designed this quilt for her son who works 10-hour days, picks up three kids from school, and starts dinner before his wife gets home from work.  He wanted a quilt that ‘reflects peace and quiet.’

 

Third place:  Roberta Myyra – Quilt #131:  “Fire Island Hosta”

Roberta’s piece is a Judy Niemeyer design for an intricate paper-pieced quilt that she says drew her ‘like a moth to a flame.’  Although each time she does one, she swears she’ll never do it again but already has her next Niemeyer quilt picked out!

 

“Celebrate the Quilt 2024” will again showcase the creativity of our members and will include more than 250 quilts ranging from traditional bed quilts to wall quilts constructed using a wide range of traditional sewing and fiber art techniques. Special exhibits, vendor booths, a gift shop, and quilts made by our members to support SafeHouse will also be included.

 

The GAAQG quilt show is held in even-numbered years and is non-juried.  It is a celebration of the quilting achievements of our members whose skills range from beginners through experts. Show attendees are invited to vote for their favorite quilts and the top three “viewers choice” winners are awarded ribbons.