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Midnight Garden - 2021 GQCCC Opportunity Quilt

Midnight Garden

79 x 61

2021 Opportunity Quilt

The Opportunity Quilt Chair, Taryn Doidge, wanted to honor the tradition of past GQCCC Opportunity Quilts being focused on handwork. She chose a pattern that highlighted needle turn applique and gave space to show off hand quilting. The design team mulled over the pattern and felt something was missing. The team wanted bright colors for the flowers and loved the idea of using batiks. It was then decided. The team turned to the dark side. Instead of using the neutral background that the pattern called for, black was chosen letting the colors of the flowers pop.

Wildflowers Block of The Month, designed by Lydia Quigley Pattern purchased and donated by Guild member: Terry McNally

Helen Anderson, Kathy Callahan, Cindy Greco, Monica Kaseman, Sharon Mazanec, Audrey McInerney, Claire McIvor, Myrna Rutkas, Jackie Seidell, Dianne Slattery, Beverly Spurs, Kathy Tedesco — Kathy Tedesco appliquéd 50 of the 150 hours herself.

Diana Carmean, Kelly Doidge, Taryn Doidge, Claire McIvor, Doreen O’Brien, Wanda Reyenga, Erica Riekki, Dianne Slattery, Aneta Sperber, Beverly Spurs, Becky Styles, Kathy Tedesco, Nancy Van Meter — There were 282 hours working on the design and final assembly of this spectacular quilt.

Kathy Callahan, Ellie Conley, Pat DeRushia, Taryn Doidge, Ranny Frank, Ann Gimbel, Elizabeth Huff, Terry McNally, Kerry O’Brien, Cathy Sargent, Mary Pimentel-Wheeler, Melissa Cardinet — Melissa Cardinet hand quilted 200 hours out of the 375 hours.

Becky Styles created the label.

100% Cotton fabrics. Hobbs 80/20 (80% Cotton, 20% Polyester) Black Batting

Needle turn applique, hand quilted, pieced  


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2021 Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID: 82-2393097). All rights reserved2021 Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County

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