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2024 Flathead Quilters Guild Show
Theme: Think Modern, Montana!

 

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2024 Raffle Quilt

We're so excited to share this news:

MEET MERRIE FORD!

She will be our featured quilter at this year's guild show in September 2024!!!!

Here are some excerpts from her webpage:

I grew up in Montana, and I've come to realize that so much of my childhood has influenced my color preferences. I have loved the color Brown since a very young age, and my fondness for this color has expressed itself in my Quilting Journey.

QUILTING BACKGROUND

I began sewing in 8th Grade Home Economics, and primarily made clothing for years. I caught the quilting bug at age 22, & was the youngest of the 13 founding members of the Flathead Quilters Guild in Northwest Montana. However, a growing family and several moves kept me busy and for over two decades I made only a handful of Quilts. When I "rejoined" the quilting world, the Modern Quilt Movement was in full swing and I loved the clean, vibrant colors. Once again I became a founding member of a guild - this time the North Jersey Modern Guild. I opened a Boutique fabric shop in a small Arts community in New Jersey, but that dream was short lived as we moved to Kansas City just one year later! I am now a lucky member of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild and I credit them with much of my growth, courage and enthusiasm as a quilter!

I love the Art of Quilting, and the fact that there is always something new to learn- whether it's a technique, color theory, or design process.

Want to check on the progress of new classes

and projects?  Follow me on Instagram

@theArtofSewing OR @theartbarn_mt

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Quilt Show Registration Protocols and more show details can be found HERE

 

The categories for the show have been set, and are listed below or can be found HERE.

2024 FLATHEAD QUILTERS GUILD

QUILT SHOW CATEGORIES

100   Theme Quilt  - Quilt should reflect the theme of Think Modern, Montana! Minimum perimeter 280”.

 200    Small Theme Quilt - Quilt should reflect the theme of Think Modern, Montana! Perimeter Less than 280”.

 300    Small Hand Work Quilt – Must be at least 50% (more is desirable) prepared with handwork. This includes but not limited to: hand quilting, hand embroidery, hand Sachiko, hand applique, hand piecing, hand English Paper Piecing (EPP), hand beaded.  Maximum perimeter 140”.

 400    Large Hand Work Quilt - Must be at least 50% (more is desirable) prepared with handwork. This includes but not limited to: hand quilting, hand embroidery, hand Sachiko, hand applique, hand piecing, hand English Paper Piecing (EPP), hand beaded. Perimeter is greater than 140”. 

 

500    Domestic Machine Quilted - Quilted on a sit down, stationary/traditional sewing machine. Minimum

          perimeter 280”. Quilter’s hands move the fabric. This is not a long arm or short arm quilting machine.

 

600    Long Arm Quilt, Quilted by Maker - Quilted by the same person that made the quilt. Minimum perimeter 280”.  Computer

          or pattern may be used. Machine glides on a carriage frame. Fabric is still.

 

700    Long Arm Quilt, Quilted by Other - Quilted by a different person than the maker of the quilt. Minimum perimeter 280”. 

          Computer pattern may be used. Machine glides on a carriage frame. Fabric is still.

 

800   Long Arm Hand Guided Quilt -. Minimum perimeter 280”. Quilter hand guides the

           Long arm machine as it glides on a carriage frame. No pattern or computer assistance. Fabric is still.

 

900    Group Quilt - These quilts are made by 3 or more people. Group would have info to share about the group and creating the

           quilt. Examples include: round robin quilts, shared friendship blocks.

 

1000   Miniature Quilt or Wall Hanging -  Miniature is to scale. Maximum of 24 inches on a side with the

           maximum block size at 4 inches square.

 

1100    Small Quilt or Wall Hanging - Maximum perimeter is 140”.

1200    Medium Quilt or Wall Hanging - Perimeter is greater than 140”, and less than 210”.

1300    Large Quilt or Wall Hanging - Perimeter is greater than 210” and is less than 280”.

1400    Other Quilted Item – may include bags, decorations or miscellaneous. Has to incorporate quilting techniques.  

1500    Original Art Quilt - Piece is one of a kind, non-traditional and designed completely by the maker.

1600    Challenge Quilt - FQG Members only. Members participate in a Challenge as part of the quilt show and follows

            Challenge sideboards are related to the Think Modern, Montana! theme . The maximum perimeter is 120”.

 

1700     Junior Quilter– Any quilter under 18.  Display only. Not required to attend kids camp to enter. Not required to be a member to

             enter.

 

             Best of Show Ribbon – Viewer’s Choice from all categories except Junior Quilter

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