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Check out our new Guild Galleries page….photos of our members doing our thing!   Click here:   Guild Galleries

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HCQG 2019 Quilt Show

“Quilting IS Art!”

HCQG 2019 Quilt Show Logo

May 24 – 26, 2019
Friday and Saturday – 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday – 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Hill Country Youth Event Center
3785 Highway 27
Kerrville, TX 78028

Members:  Please click here to volunteer for our Quilt Show: 

Volunteer Sign-up Sheet

Click here to view and/or print the sleeve instructions

demonstrated by Mary Ann Hildebrand at the April 15th HCQG meeting.


Members:  Notes for making show quilt sleeve and label.

“All large and medium quilts must have 4-inch sleeves; small quilts wider
than 30″ must also have a 4″ sleeve. Small quilts less than 30″ wide may use
a 3″ sleeve. Miniatures need at least a 2-inch sleeve. Quilts wider than 90
inches require a split sleeve.”

For those entering a quilt show for the first time, the sleeve is a tube
that is attached to the top-back of the quilt; a pole is inserted thru the
sleeve and the pole is attached to the hanging frames. A 4″ sleeve starts
out as an 8.5″ strip of muslin or other fabric; a 3″ sleeve starts out as a
6.5″ strip of fabric. Have a friend show you how to attach the bottom of
the sleeve to the back of the quilt so that the pole can slip into the
sleeve without distorting the top of your quilt. There may be something out
there on the web that shows how this is done.

Another detail from the show’s rules: “Exhibitor’s name must be on the back
of the quilt. However, the exhibitor must cover all identification until
judging is completed.” The name may be covered with a strip of muslin or
with some blue painter’s tape.

Members:  Click here to see all of the wonderful patterns available for Quilt Show Market Place Items.   Please make time in the next few weeks to add to the success of our guild fundraiser.

Market Place Patterns

Click here to view the quilt show reporting.  The Category Report showing the record breaking 288 quilts entered is now available for viewing.

Quilt Show Reports

Click here to view and print Freeman-Fritts Pet Bed Instructions:  

Pet Bed Instructions


Sandy Gard, Edmund, OK

May 20 – Program:  Becoming a Quilt Judge

sandy gardSandy is a self taught seamstress and quilter.  At the age of six, she was cutting and sewing clothes for her dolls by hand.  At the age of eight she had her first experience at hand quilting.  At her grandmother’s farm house in Sulphur Springs, Texas, all the neighbors gathered and they lowered the quilting frame from the living room ceiling. They all sat around the quilt, Hand  quilting and chatting.  The love of quilting began.  It has been a lifelong love affair.

Sandy has had a home-based sewing business for 21 years.  In 2007, Sandy purchased a Gammill long arm quilting machine. Her wonderful husband had a room addition added on to their home and she has been successfully quilting for customers since then. Sandy has quilted over 800 customer quilts.

In 2014, Sandy entered the National Quilt Association Judging program. She has spent four years working with certified judges and judging quilt shows. She will receive her certification in 2019.  She has judged in Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma. She holds positions on four quilt guild boards and is judging coordinator for two.

Her personal statement: Quilting is a time honored tradition. I love the history and future of quilting and I love promoting the tradition to new quilters of any age.

May 21 – Workshop:  No Workshop Scheduled

Program and Workshop Information

  • The guild meets at 9:30 am on the third Monday of the month at Zion Lutheran Church, 624 Barnett St., Kerrville, TX. 
  • Visitors are welcome.
  • Workshops, when scheduled, begin at 9:00 am on the third Tuesday of the month at Zion Lutheran Church.
  • Workshops are open to guild members and to non-members, if they pay for membership plus the workshop fee.

Check out all of the new exciting 2019 Program and Workshop Schedule

Click here:  2019 Programs and Workshops

For more information or to be added to the workshop wait list, click here and look for the contact form at the bottom of the page:  Programs and Workshops