May is our “business” month, where we review our financial statements, thank the retiring executive, and introduce the newest members of the executive. Check back soon for the full list of names and positions..
After the business was completed, we had a short break, and we were down to the fun stuff- our Juried Challenge. Below are the winners, and photos of all the quilts. Congratulations to Shirley Dawson, winner of Viewer’s Choice!
Note: We do not have a photo of Rosemary Marchant’s tea cosy and runner.. if you took one, please forward it to YHQG webmaster. Thanks!
“Out of the Blue” 2016 Guild Challenge
1st place Twinkling Stars: Donnaleen Vlossak
2nd place Out of the Blue came JAZZ: Helen Crooke
3rd place Tea with Aunt Hazel: Rosemary Marchant
1st place Mama’s Blue Vase: Maria Steventon
2nd place Vimy, Out-of-the-Blue!: Nadine Wright
3rd place Out of the Blue; Into the Blue: Susan Shon
1st place Phoenix: Robert Gutcher
2nd place Out of the Blue: Katie Pidgeon
3rd place Just out of the Blue: Fran Auty
Dance, Love, Sing, Live Shirley Dawson
Genivieve Yaksich Award* …And So it Grew, Out of the Blue: Judy Messenger
Founders Prize** Venice and Vivaldi: Jan McGoey
Other Entries (Open Class)
Bias against Blue: Valerie Prideaux
Northern Lights: Wendy Dines
One Block Wonder: Judy Beca
Out of the Blue: Linda Royce
Ran out of Blue, Used Beige Instead: Karen Wold
*The Genievive Yaksich Award is given in memory of Genievive Yaksich, a founding member of YHQG. It acknowledges excellence in workmanship. A $100 prize accompanies this award. It is open to all entrants but can only be won once by any guild member.
**The Founders Award was established on the occasion of our guild’s 25th anniversary in honour of our founding members. It acknowledges the best interpretation of the challenge theme. A $100 prize accompanies the award. It is open to all entrants but can only be won once by any guild member.
Click on the first photo to view larger scale, and see quilt title and quilter’s name.
Shirley Dawson: Dance, Love, Sing, Live (Viewer’s Choice Award and Honourable Mention, Open Class)
Twinling Stars: Donnaleen Vlossak (first place, Beginner Class)
Helen Crooke: Out of the Blue came JAZZ (2nd place, Beginner Class)
Maria Steventon: Mama’s Blue Vase (1st place, General Class)
Nadine Wright: Vimy: Out of the Blue (2nd place, General Class)
Susan Shone: Out of the Blue, Into the Blue (3rd place, General Class)
Robert Gutcher: Phoenix (first place, Open Class)
Katie Pidgeon: Out of the Blue (2nd place, Open Class)
Fran Auty: Just out of the Blue (3rd place, Open Class)
Judy Messenger: And so it grew.. out of the blue (Genievive Yaksich Award )
Jan McGoey: Venice and Vivaldi (Founder’s Prize)
Linda Royce: Out of the Blue
Judy Beca: One Block Wonder
Wendy Dines: Northern LIghts
Karen Wold: Ran out of Blue, used Beige instead
Valerie Prideaux: Bias against Blue