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J OURNAL OF T HE I NTERNATIONAL Q UILT A SSOCIATION FALL 2016 F I E S T A S T A R S 94 x 94 by D IANNE T HOMAS and P EG P ENNELL . The 2016 IQA Raffle Quilt. Photo by Mike McCormick.

The 2015 IQA JUDGED SHOW First Place ArtAbstract, Large Category sponsored by Hoffman CaliforniaInternational Fabrics M Y S T E R I O U S L E T T E R 80 x 82 by N ORIKO N OZAWA of Chiba, Japan. P

con tents J OURNAL OF T HE I NTERNATIONAL Q UILT A SSOCIATION V O L U M E 3 8 N U M B E R 1 2 3 4 5 6 letter from the president Linda shares some great news for those of you who wish you could atten

l e t t e r board of directors president Linda Pumphrey vice president education Steve Jeffery vice president finance Vicki Anderson vice president membership Michele Muska vice president public servi

winners speak Note These quilts are featured throughout this issue M Y S T E R I O U S L E T T E R by Noriko Nozawa Artists Statement The Kana Letter, which is a Japanese inherent letter, is the them

raffle quilt IQA Journal How did you come up with the design of the quilt When we discovered we were to include fivepointed Texas stars on the quilt, we decided to make them a prominent feature. Peg b

ballot box Our annual meeting, the Lone Star Quilt Conference, will be held at 530 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, during International Quilt FestivalHouston, in Room 310AB at the George R. Brown Conven

iqa files sharon schlotzhauer of Monument, Colorado IQA Journal Tell us a bit about your personal background Schlotzhauer I was born and raised in Southern California. I inherited my love of the great

IQA FILES IQA Journal When and how were you first exposed to quilting, and how did you get interested in it I understand Eleanor Burns played a big part Schlotzhauer My quilting journey began when I

Sharon Schlotzhauer create several pieces in a series. My favorite is the Wild Flowers series which has six pieces to this date, and is still growing. I also like miniatures. I take great pleasure wo

iQa files fact that the majority of my photos have no people in them. Im usually thinking about a potential landscape or nature pictorial quilt IQA Journal Do you typically take photos and then later

Sharon Schlotzhauer IQA Journal What is your greatest quilting triumph Greatest regret Schlotzhauer I have a sense of satisfaction upon the completion of each new quilt. Im never expectant with my co

iQa files IQA Journal What are your plans for the future Schlotzhauer I plan to continue quilting for as long as Im able. For the most part, my work up to this point has dealt with realismas in my wh

festival perks exclusive quilt festival houston perks for iqa members annual meeting VIP Preview Only IQA members and Festival enrollees admitted, 57 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2. Show your members

OTHER IQA EVENTS Quiltapalooza Come help celebrate on Thursday, November 3, from 630830 p.m. with this fun event that just keeps getting better every year Fun, food, and prizes galore. This years them

Next year, extend Your Quilt Festival Fun IQA Caribbean Cruise November 512, 2017 departing from Galveston, Texas Visiting the ports of roatan, Honduras Puerto costa Maya, Mexico and cozumel, Mexic

winners circle live Cant make it to International Quilt Festival in Houston or the IQA Winners Circle Celebration This year, for the first time ever, youll be able to be part of all the excitement as

winners gallery ArtNaturescapes FIRST PLACE BEACH SCULPTURES 44.5 x 34.5 by J UDY L ESLIE of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada 1 6

CATEGORY SPONSORED BY QUILTING ARTS Artists Statement My husband and I have spent many winter vacations leisurely exploring Kauais beaches. The slowly eroding shoreline produces exquisite beach sculp

ArtNaturescapes SECOND PLACE ON THE WING 77 x 56.5 by Barbara Binotto of Island Falls, Maine 1 8

CATEGORY SPONSORED BY QUILTING ARTS Artists Statement My fabric interpretation of a painting done by my husbands uncle in 1982. Because I would be quilting it on a domestic machine, it was constructe

ArtNaturescapes THIRD PLACE H AVA S U F A L L S 4 6 . 5 x 5 6 . 5 by K ATHY M C N EIL of Tulalip, Washington 20

CATEGORY SPONSORED BY QUILTING ARTS Artists Statement Havasu Falls is down the Grand Canyon. The heavy calcium carbonite creates the color in the pool. Original design K athy McNeil remembers that

ArtNaturescapes HONORABLE MENTION GUARDIAN SPIRITS 48.75 x 32 by Joy Hegglund of Crofton, British Columbia, Canada 22

CATEGORY SPONSORED BY QUILTING ARTS Artists Statement From a photo of a driftwood log on a beach on Hornby Island, B.C., Canada. Someone had arranged rocks in some of the crevices of the log. I cut o

from the iqa library b y s t e v i i g r a v e s Mountain Mist Historical Quilts 14 MidCentury Quilts Made New Linda Pumphrey Fons Porter Books 24.99 143 pp. As the curator of the Historic Mountain

The 2015 IQA JUDGED SHOW First Place Miniature Quilts Category sponsored by TrueCut DANCING DAHLIA 14.5 X 14.5 by L AURA W ELKLIN of Noblesville, Indiana Photo by Mike McCormick 25

The 2016 Quilts A World Of Beauty Judged Show Sponsors 96,750 in nonpurchase cash awards Note Click on a companys logo to visit their website The Handi Quilter Best of Show Award NEW BIGGER AWARD 1

Each Category Award Totals 2,000 1,000 for first place, 700 for second, and 300 for third ArtAbstract, Large ArtAbstract, Small ArtMiniature ArtNaturescapes ArtPainted Surface ArtPeople, Portrai

winners gallery Mixed Technique FIRST PLACE MAGICAL ZONE 75 x 75 by K EIKO I KE of Kochi, Japan 28

CATEGORY SPONSORED BY ROBERT KAUFMAN FABRICS Artists Statement I intended to create a mysterious quilt by design and color. I could perfectly piece the extreme sharp points in the Mariners Compass, w


CATEGORY SPONSORED BY ROBERT KAUFMAN FABRICS Artists Statement I wanted to create a quilt with my mothers favorite hydrangea. It was quite challenging to appliqu small petals with yarndyed fabric, bu

Mixed Technique THIRD PLACE R AV E N D A L E S T A R 7 9 x 7 9 by L INDA F LESCHNER of North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 32

CATEGORY SPONSORED BY ROBERT KAUFMAN FABRICS Artists Statement I did not design the entire quilt before I started, but I knew I would use the Ravendale Paisley print in a Radiant Star. When that was

Mixed Technique HONORABLE MENTION EXUBERANCE 77 x 77 by M ARILYN B ADGER of St. George, Utah 34

CATEGORY SPONSORED BY ROBERT KAUFMAN FABRICS Artists Statement This quilt is very dear to my heart as I did all the hand appliqu and embroidery while sitting with my husband during his illness. I cou

The 2015 IQA JUDGED SHOW First Place Handmade Category sponsored by the Colonial Needle Company LITTLE GARDEN 73.6 X 73.6 by YASUKO S UGAYA of Chiba, Japan 36

The 2015 IQA JUDGED SHOW First Place Merit Quilting, MachineFrame Category sponsored by APQS T H E PA I S L E Y P E A C O C K 4 7 X 47 by B ETHANNE N EMESH of Allentown, Pennsylvania

The 2015 IQA JUDGED SHOW First Place Digital Imagery Category sponsored by Machine Quilting Unlimited TAGGED 84 X 45 by PATRICIA K ENNEDYZ AFRED of Murrysville, Pennsylvania Photo by Mike McCor