The Edmond Sun

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August 3, 2012

Patchwork parade: EQG holds biennial Quilt Festival at UCO

EDMOND — Instead of a class, one will find the gymnasium of Hamilton Field House awash with all of the colors of the spectrum, some bright, some muted, but all in the form of fabric placed in beautiful shapes for the viewer to enjoy.

Patti Ann Pickhard said it best when she wrote on her quilt story card, “The heart and soul is in the love of color.”

The Edmond Quilt Guild is hosting its EQG biennial Quilt Festival this week featuring 130 quilted pieces from 20-inch squares to many the size of bed coverings. A few are hand-quilted but most are machine-quilted.

“Ninety-nine percent of the quilts are machine-quilted today, but the intricacy with which the quilts are sewn is in itself an art,” said Sherry Massey, chairman of the quilt show.

The longarm computerized quilting systems and machines cost $10,000 and up, said EQG president Alice Kellogg.

Each quilt carries with it a story card telling about the quilt, the name of the quilt, who created it, how it was made and often a personal story about who the quilt is going to or who or what prompted its creation.

One quilt was made for a son coming home from Japan, another with all hand-dyed fabrics and ribbons, one totally out of silk, and one out of old flour and sugar sacks.

One of the entrants collects only original fabrics from the 1920s to use in her quilts.

Quilts entered may be pieced and quilted by one person, two or a group.

“A group is any number of people over two,” Kellogg said.

The patchwork quilts and crazy quilts, similar to ones passed down through generations, are joined by different techniques for making quilts today.

Quilts are entered in divisions including Appliqué, First Timers, Holiday, Innovative, Art, Pictorial and Group.

Ribbons are given for Best of Show, Viewers’ Choice, Judge’s Choice and Justice Kauger’s Choice. Massey said Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Yvonne Kauger has been making quilts for many years.

“We always like to have one of our judges be someone of distinction,” Massey said.

Massey said she has quilted for 30 years and is still learning new things about quilting. Kellogg has been quilting for 20 years and likes to apply new techniques when she is quilting.

Some of the quilts have hand embroidery, much like quilts from an earlier time, and many have stippling, embellishments with hand-dyed fabric, thread painting, beads, felting, fabric glue and fussy cutting to name only a few of the techniques used in the quilts on display.

Some quilts are hand-tied, an old technique used in earlier quilts.

The colorful patterns fill the Hamilton Field House gymnasium on the University of Central Oklahoma Campus.

Quilts are on view from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the cost of $5 per person. |

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