The Art of Quilting Show Wowed Attendees

Traditional quilt, Paradise in Bloom, by Cindy Rainey-Bell

Art quilt, Animals Are My Friends, by Barbara Van Trump

Jonnie Chandler

“A beautiful display of talent and artistry.” “I was blown away by such creativity, talent, and designs.” “Enjoyed it very much. I’m so glad I went.” “The quilts are amazing.” “Impossible to vote on the best ones!”

These are a few comments made about the uniqueness and creativity displayed at the PebbleCreek Quilters’ (PCQ) quilt show. The PCQ hosted The Art of Quilting quilt show in the Creative Arts Center on March 20. Committee Co-Chairs Barb Maurer and Ronda Jones, committee members, and volunteers turned the Creative Arts Center’s workshops into a dazzling boutique displaying a vast array of 230 quilted and appliqued items that included clothing, nesting baguette bags and Camden totes, pillows, wall hangings, and king-size quilts.

Those attending the quilt show were offered an opportunity to vote on their favorite quilts or accessories in six categories: art, hand-applique and vintage, modern, traditional, challenge, and two-colors.

Although it was difficult for guests to choose a favorite in each category, choices were made and votes were cast. Winners of each category:

* Barbara Van Trump, art

* Mary Hill, hand-applique and vintage

* Londi McCready, modern

* Cindy Rainey-Bell, traditional

* Barbara Mauer, challenge quilt

* Kathy Brown, two-colors quilt

The PCQ Club was pleased that visiting lecturer, Lenna DeMarco, presented two lectures on her research and writing of quilt history. Ms. DeMarco restores quilts and repairs antique quilts for museums, dealers, designers, and private collectors. She also researches and writes about quilt history. She is past president of the American Quilt Study Group and the Phoenix Area Quilters Association. In 2016, Ms. DeMarco was inducted into the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame for her work in preserving and promoting quilt history nationally and in Arizona.

PCQ members appreciate the enthusiasm of the nearly 620 guests who attended the quilt show, and they thank everyone for their participation in the viewer’s choice selection.

The PCQ will host the next quilt show in spring 2024. Be ready to be wowed by the members’ talent and creativity. It’s “a quilt show worthy of being shared to all quilters.”