West Houston Quilter's Guild

West Houston Quilter's Guild

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2017 Quilt Show

Judges

Marilyn Hardy- NQA CJ

Marilyn Hardy of Tyler, Texas was one of the founding members of the Quilters Guild of East Texas.

About Marilyn Hardy

Marilyn Hardy of Tyler, Texas was one of the founding members of the Quilters Guild of East Texas. Through the years she has served her guild in many capacities, including president, quilt show chairman, judging coordinator, and newsletter editor. For her service to the guild, she was honored with a lifetime membership. For Marilyn quilting is more than a hobby - it is a major focus and passion. She loves making quilts and has won numerous ribbons in quilt shows. It was through her involvement as quilt show judging coordinator that Marilyn became interested in the process of judging quilt shows. She became a National Quilting Association Certified Judge in 2008. She has also completed the requirements of Masterpiece Quilt Judge. In 2012, she was one of three NQA Certified Judges to judge their national show in Columbus, Ohio. As a quilt show judge, she recognizes, rewards, and encourages excellence in quilt design, workmanship, and creativity. Her hope is that the comments she makes as a judge are insightful, helpful, and encouraging to the person who dedicated herself to starting and finishing a quilt.

Brenda Jeschke

Brenda Jeschke is an award winning quilter and quilt show judge.

About Brenda Jeschke

Brenda has been creating quilts for more than 30 years, teaching quilting for 22 years, and judging quilt shows for more than 13 years. Brenda does programs, lectures, and workshops for quilt guilds around the country. Brenda has exhibited her quilts at the Ziegler Museum in Jennings, Louisiana, she has had a quilt featured in one of Karen McTavish’s book, and two of her quilts have been in Quilters Newsletter Magazine. Brenda has written a technique workshop on bindings for Quilters Newsletter Magazine. Brenda’s quilting awards are from local, regional and national shows, including the National Quilting Association Show, The Appliqué Society, and the Dallas Quilt Celebration. Brenda is a member of the National Quilting Association, The Appliqué Society, and the Quilters’ Guild of East Texas. She also has chaired and co–chaired the Azalea Quilt Show in Tyler, Texas.

Serena Stile Vrnak, NQA CJ

Serena Stiles Vrnak is an national award winning quilter and master quilt judge.

About Serena Stiles Vrnak

Quilting is Serena’s passion and hobby. She has sewn all her life, and studied Fashion Merchandising at Texas Christian University. She became interested in quilting as a vehicle to memorialize her daughter’s apartment fabrics. That quilting journey has provided her with many wonderful friends, the laughter they, and their positive encouragement with her quilt design pursuits. Serena decided to enter the judging world to promote and encourage this ever changing art form known as quilting. She entered the National Quilting Association Certified Judging program and was ultimately certified in June of 2010. Her Master Quilt Judge status was achieved through the NQA program. Serena was also selected to be the 2013-2014 National Quilting Association Show Judging Coordinator. For Serena NQA Judging Certification meant she could bring to each show the full breadth of knowledge necessary for objectively critiquing a quilt. It became the vehicle to understanding each and every process in order to give entrants an equal opportunity. She believes that knowledge provides understanding, understanding promotes objectivity, and objectivity is fairness to all. Serena is an active member in many quilt related organizations (NQA, AQS, etc.) and her local guild (Quilters Guild of East Texas). She has shown her quilts and won at various shows throughout the region (the Tyler Quilt Show, the Dallas Quilt Show, the Gun Barrel Quilt Show, the Ft. Worth Trinity Valley Quilt Show, and the Waco Quilt Show). In 2011 Serena entered the National Quilting Association Quilt Show and won with both quilts. She also enjoys designing her own quilts or simply adding an original border. Judging for Serena is a process she hopes will encourage, empower and enable all needle artists. She views the critique sheet as a tool and opportunity to communicate with the entrant about their creative endeavor. Serena firmly believes it is an honor to be allowed to critique the work of another.

Guild Market

Visit our 2017 Quilt Show Market! This year we have had a very talented group of West Houston Quilter's Guild members making extraordinary, one of a kind boutique items! Quilting mats made out of premium fabrics and Batiks and the most unusual quilting totes to carry your quilts to and fro!  Quality fabrics + Quality Quilters = Wonderful Market Items = Happy Shoppers! We have thought of every price range and have quality items from $1.00 to $50.00. It takes a lot of work and participation to put on our show. We had donations to our Silent Auction, Guild Market, Basket and Quilt Bonanza, and other in-kind donations. 

 The Market Committee thanks the MANY generous members and friends of the  

West Houston Quilter’s Guild

Basket & Quilt Bonanza

Sew many items!  Sew many chances to win!

Join us in 2017 at our next quilt show and you, too, can be a winner!

2017 WHQG
QUILT SHOW

Location

Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center, 8877 Barker-Cypress,

Cypress, Texas 77433

281-894-3900

Vendors

Silent Auction
Want to own your very own original work of quilting art? A number of wonderful quilts and other items have been donated to the Guild to be in our silent auction. Winners will be announced at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 4, 2017. All proceeds from the auction go toward the guild's educational and charitable endeavors.
Door Prizes
We have a great selection of door prizes donated from our vendors and other quilt organizations. Be sure to drop your ticket in the door prize basket for a chance to win one of these delightful prizes.