Joplin Area Town and Country Quilters

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Thanks to everyone who came our to our 2017 Quilt Show!

Thank you to all who supported the 20th Biennial quilt show!

 To our friends in the media (KSNF, KODE, KOAM, and The Joplin Globe) who helped publicize our event;
 The Joplin Parks and Recreation staff for help with Memorial Hall;
All of the quilters who entered their beautiful quilts;
 The visitors who came to admire, and bought chances, and shopped;
 The vendors who brought such a wonderful variety of items for quilters to purchase;
 The donors who made all our fantastic gift baskets possible;
The members of the Calico Quilters who generously loaned us their pipe and drape;
 The Celebrity Judges who came and selected their favorite quilt;
 And the Guild members who put in countless hours to put it all together!

It was the biggest and best quilt show we have ever had, and
we can't wait to do it all again in 2019!

Opportunity Quilt

Pictured below is Mary Elbert, the lucky winner of the beautiful 2017 Opportunity Quilt. This quilt was designed, pieced, and quilted by our fantastic Quilt Show Chairman, Jim Gerken.

2017 Quilt Show Winners

Best of Show Winner - Judy Lieberman
Viewers Choice Winner - Paula Strickland

First Place Winners by Category
100 – Pieced, hand quilted - Judi Lieberman
200 – Pieced, machine quilted, lap and small quilts - Karen Ganote
300 – Pieced, machine quilted, full sized - Regina Peak quilted by Joan Westhoff
400 – Pieced, machine quilted, queen sized - Wendy Stephens quilted by Karen Swenson
500 – Pieced, machine quilted, king sized - Jan Wallace quilted by Joan Westhoff
600 – Pieced and quilted by one person - Karen Swenson
700 – Pieced by two or more persons - Shirley Hensley & Sherri Bayless quilted by Shirley Hensley
800 – Applique, one person - Jan Wallace quilted by Joan Westhoff
900 – Applique, two or more people - None
1000 – Pieced and appliqued both, one person - Mary Anne Wade
1100 - Pieced and appliqued both, two or more people - None
1200 – Wall quilts under 30” - Charlotte Duke quilted by Marie Courtney
1300 – Wall quilts over 30” - Debbie Dutch Kelley quilted by Village Quilters
1400 – Miniature quilts, individual blocks 4” or less - Judy Lieberman
1500 – Art Quilts - Barbara Farmer
1600 – Decorative items, pillows, table runners, etc. - Marla Anderson
1700 – Wearable items, worn or carried - Sherry Jangles
1800 – Baby/crib, intended for babies - Barbara Farmer
1900 – First quilt, less than three years of experience - Brenda Chester
2000 – Youth quilter, younger than fifteen years old - Emily Swaim and Laney Reaves
2100 – Mixed technique, cathedral, embroidery, whole cloth - Jeanne McPherson

Vendor Information

Our biennial quilt shows could never be the success they are without the assistance of our generous vendors. We had a great time seeing them at the show, and want to encourage everyone to patronize their businesses.
Blue Top Quilt Shop - Lamar, MO
Bob’s Shop - Pittsburg, KS
Claude’s Country Threads - Stover, MO
Magnabilities - Billings, MO
Memory Lane Fabrics - Berryville, AR
Morning Glory Designs - Ottawa, KS
Quilter’s Harvest - Higginsville, MO
Quilt ‘n Crafts by Leona - Carl Junction
Quilters Cutting Guide - Lebanon, MO
Quilter’s Treasure Chest - Rogers, AR
Sew Graceful Quilting - Rogers, AR
Thread Therapy - West Fork, AR

For those who weren't able to join us in person, feel free to peruse the gallery below to get an overview of what you missed, and what we'll be doing again in 2019!

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