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Summer 2002

Go Tell It on the Mountain
Symposium 2002 - Black Mountain, NC

The Asheville Quilt Guild outdid themselves at Symposium 2002 held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC. Laura Casey, Connie Williams and the rest of the guild made sure all who attended went away with many fond memories. Some of the comments overheard were: "What a spectacular view! What nice weather! The food was great – and so was the cafeteria service! Tie-dyed socks ... NEAT!"

A total of 280 full-time boarding students, 60 full-time commuters and 75 purchasing day tickets enjoyed Symposium 2002. Fifty went on the bus tour, which was said to be "a roaring success."

Other highlights included a wonderful program by Gerald Roy in which he showed many beautiful and interesting quilt tops – not quilts, just tops – and discussed why so many are found unfinished. Saturday night, Rachel Clark hosted a fashion show featuring her beautiful and whimsical creations "Clothing for the Body and Soul."

Then, of course, the really important news: THE WINNERS!!!


Quilt show winners are as follows by category:

Bed – Pieced
1st Koi Pond, Laura Casey
2nd College Degree, Jill V. Watson
3rd Southwest by South, Barbara Fuller
HM Flow Blue, Terri Baker
Bed - Appliqué
Bouquets & Garlands, Frances Calhoun
Bed – Mixed/Other
1st Learning to Applique, the Southern Way, Sherry Leschinsky
2nd Starflower, Trish Gabriel
3rd A Garden Runs Through It, Betty Meyring
HM Falling In Love, Jan Cox
Wall – Pieced/Small
1st Please Don't Eat the Geraniums, Linda Sokalski
2nd Ambivalent, Or, Maybe Not, Claire Rouse
3rd Folk Art Compass, Holly Sweet
HM Kathryn Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Beverly Roesink
Wall – Pieced/Large
1st The Center Is Everywhere, Claire Rouse
2nd Triangle Garden, Lois Griffith
3rd Twin Beaches, Lois Griffith
HM Cathedral Floor Tiles, Lavina Smith
Wall Appliqué – Small
1st The Lonely Tiger, Patty Zach
2nd Gold Hill, Frances Calhoun
3rd Forget Denver, Fall Back East, Karen Dickerson
HM Iris & Black-Eyed Susans, Terri Baker
Wall Appliqué – Large
1st Ugly Ducklings to a Swan, Betty Cabe
2nd Tiger, Tiger, Margaret Hunt
3rd Wow Chickens!, Joan Cole
HM Indian Paintbrush, Mary Berry
Wall – Mixed/Other
1st Almost Crazy, Betty Cabe
2nd Sun Dappled, Fletcher McNeil
3rd So Sexy!, Glenda George
HM Without Malice, Margaret Hunt
HM View From a Gazebo, Jill Watson
Crib – Juvenile
1st Pastel Nine Patch, Kim Green
1st Drunkard's Path Fun, Melba Rilott
2nd Red Roses, Kitty Etterman
3rd Mountain Memories, Ruth Ann Fortunato
1st Pieced Goods, Patricia Yurick
2nd Goose in a Pond Mystery, Sonia Blue
3rd Crazy for Flowers, Sandhills Quilters
HM Garden Party, Ginny Landwehr
Judge’s Choice
The Center Is Everywhere, Claire Rouse
Tiger, Tiger, Margaret Hunt
Viewers’ Choice
Bouquets & Garlands, Frances Calhoun

Special Awards given by the NCQSI Board:

Best Color
Southwest by South Barbara Fuller and
Summer Splendor Judy Peterson
Most Innovative
Cliché of Hearts Glenda George and
Triangle Garden Lois Griffin
Best Hand Quilting
Flow Blue Terri Baker and
Tic Tac Toe Mary Field
Board Choice
Starflower Trish Gabriel
Best of Show
Night Blooms Linda Cantrell and Barbara Swinea

The quilt show was not the only area that produced winners. Winners of the block party were:

Appliqué (31 entries)
Tie for 1st – Catherine Etterman and Mary Williams
Pieced (33 entries)
1st – Kimberly Green
Tie for 2nd – Bess Lawrence and Helen Egan

The beautiful raffle quilt was won by Trish Gabriel.

The NCQSI Board awarded 3 scholarships for use at Symposium 2003. Winners were:

  • Liz Early, Pinehurst, NC
  • Renee Figler, Winston Salem, NC
  • Joanne Tikkala, Springfield, VA (The Jane Hall Scholarship)

    Symposium 2003–Raleigh, NC

    Symposium 2002 is now just a fond memory. But, Symposium 2003 is just around the corner:

    Capital Quilters will co-host North Carolina Quilt Symposium’s 25th Anniversary “Under the Magnolias” at Peace College in Raleigh, NC. The dates are May 29 through June 1, 2003. To receive a brochure for Symposium 2003, please send a $3.00 check to:

    NCQS 2003
    200 Transylvania Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    Questions? Email Jane Hall.

    Co-hosting symposium is a great way to earn funds for your guild by providing a wonderful venue for learning about the wonderful art of quilting. If your guild has an interest in co-hosting in the future, please contact a member of the NCQSI Board.

    "On behalf of the NCQSI Board, I want to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Laura Casey, Connie Williams and the Asheville Quilt Guild for the outstanding job they did at Symposium 2002."

    - Kitty Barco, President, NCQSI Board

    NCQSI Board Members

    The NCQSI Board of Directors is made up of 21 members throughout the state who serve a three-year term, renewable for a second three-year term. Current board members are:

    Cindy Adkins, Stateville, NC
    Kitty Barco, Hickory, NC
    Robin Caruso, Elizabeth City, NC
    Dee Dalton, Fayetteville, NC
    Marsha Edwards, Durham, NC
    Drenna Hannon, Charlotte, NC
    Rosemary Jansult, Pinehurst, NC
    Nancy Hester, Southport, NC
    Sara Hill, Black Mountain, NC
    Janet Hindsley, Washington, NC
    Kay Klein, Beaufort, NC
    Ashley Lawrence, Waynesville, NC
    Melva Lawrence, Grifton, NC
    Donna Leamy, Charlotte, NC
    Marion Maeder, Asheville, NC
    Vicki McBryde, Cherryville, NC
    Roberta Miller-Haraway, Raleigh, NC
    Valerie Robertson, Wilmington, NC
    Beverly Roesink, Madison, NC
    Judy Weinrich, Edenton, NC
    Susan Whatley, Oriental, NC

    The NCQSI Board of Directors wishes to thank recent retirees Ruth Ann Fortunato, Phyllis Moysan and Morie Austin for their years of hard work. You will be missed!!

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