Project Iron Quilter, 2011
Genesee Valley Quilt Club

These photographs are Copyright © 2011 by Ken Reek. Click on any photo to see a larger image of it.

For those not familiar with Project Iron Quilter, here are the rules:

Mary Wieser's devious plan to distract and confuse the other quilters.
[_D3C1887]
The themes are announced: Joyous, Dancing, Frivolous, Quiet, Dreaming, Poetic, Musical, Childlike, The Diet, and Twittering.
[_D3C1891]
Ruth White displays the yard of cloth she brought from home.
[_D3C1892]
Friends (?) of Kathy Everett.
[_D3C1893]
Selecting fabrics.
[_D3C1903]
I thought there would be more elbows flying at this stage..
[_D3C1909]
So much fabric, so little time!
[_D3C1977]
And when the dust had settled ...
[_D3C1911]
Vickie Coykendall and Mary Wieser are getting organized.
[_D3C1910]
About to begin--aaahh!
[_D3C1912]
Nancy Hicks and Jeanne Simpson were soliciting tips!
[_D3C1907]
Janet Root and Diane Emerson hard at work.
[_D3C1944]
Louise Tiemann working on her tree.
[_D3C1946]
Ruth White collected quite a stash.
[_D3C1947]
Joyce Martelli, Linda Bachman and Nancy Hicks swapping (stealing?) ideas.
[_D3C1948]
Anne Fischer hard at work.
[_D3C1952]
Maureen Jakubson and her stash.
[_D3C1954]
Joyce Martelli cutting up a storm.
[_D3C1955]
Hard at work, just before the lunch break.
[_D3C1956]
Kris Gedeon's progress at the lunch break.
[_D3C1962]
Louise Tiemann's progress at the lunch break--auditioning cloth for the birds.
[_D3C1963]
Anne Fischer's progress at the lunch break.
[_D3C1964]
Diane Enerson's progress at the lunch break.
[_D3C1969]
Nancy Hicks' progress at the lunch break.
[_D3C1970]
Jeanne Simpson's progress at the lunch break.
[_D3C1971]
Kathie Everett's progress at the lunch break.
[_D3C1972]
Kathleen Gaines' progress at the lunch break.
[_D3C1973]
Vickie Coykendall has attracted an audience.
[_D3C1978]
Priscilla Kibbee checks out Linda Bachman's progress.
[_D3C1979]
Back to the fabric table for another grab.
[_D3C1985]
Patty Pizzicato has attracted some fans, too.
[_D3C1986]
Kathie Everett and Kathy Carman are nearing the finish line.
[_D3C1991]
Vital tools of the Iron Quilter.
[_D3C1994]
Dueling ironers: Ann Hawkins and Kathleen Gaines.
[_D3C1995]
Time is running short for Louise Tiemann.
[_D3C1996]
No time now to tidy up the workspace.
[_D3C1997]
Glynis Hunt changed her original design. Some quilts do that to you.
[_D3C2003]
Janet Root does some last minute trimming.
[_D3C2009]
Maureen Jakubson couching yarn to her piece.
[_D3C2010]
Ann Hawkins is finished!
[_D3C2012]
Louise Tiemann is finished!
[_D3C2013]
The crowd admires the quilters' results. It is amazing that they made all of these in only 3 1/2 hours!
[_D3C2035]
The Viewer's Choice award goes to Anne Fischer. Congratulations!
[_D3C2038]
And Best in Show goes to Kathie Everett. Congratulations!
[_D3C2060]
Linda Bachman: Frivolous
[1]
Kathy Carman: Dancing
[2]
Vickie Coykendall: Twittering
[3]
Jessie Drew-Cates: Dancing
[4]
Diane Enerson: Dancing
[5]
Kathie Everett: The Diet (Best in Show)
[6]
Anne Fischer: Joyous (Viewer's Choice)
[7]
Kathleen Gaines: Dreaming
[8]
Kris Gedeon: Dreaming
[9]
Ann Hawkins: Frivolous
[10]
Nancy Hicks: Childlike
[11]
Glynis Hunt: Dancing
[12]
Maureen Jakubson: Dreaming
[13]
Joyce Martelli: Dancing
[14]
Patty Pizzicato: Joyous
[15]
Janet Root: Frivolous
[16]
Jeanne Simpson: The Diet
[17]
Louise Tiemann: Twittering
[18]
Ruth White: Dreaming
[19]
Mary Wieser: Frivolous
[20]