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Last updated: 28 January 2020
The 2020 Quilt Show Judges
Sandy Gard, 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, quilting and visiting. The love of quilting began. It has been a lifelong love affair.
Sandy has had a homebased sewing business for 21 years. In 2007, Sandy purchased a Gammill long arm quilting machine. She has been successfully quilting for customers since then. Sandy has quilted over 1000 customer quilts.
In 2014, Sandy entered the NQA Judging program. She has spent four years working with certified judges and judging quilt shows. She received her NACQJ certification in 2019. She holds positions on four local quilt guild boards and is judging coordinator for one.
My philosophy as a judge is to use the knowledge I have to teach and encourage quilters to improve their quilting skills and take their quilting to the next level.
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.
The Quilters' Guild of East Texas produces a quilt show every spring during the Azalea Trail. The show features over 200 quilts on display plus over 25 vendors, numerous demonstrations, an old-fashioned bed-turning, door prizes, scissor sharpening, silent auction, and a raffle quilt. Proceeds benefit local charities that serve women and children.
2020 QUILT SHOW COMMITTEE!
Co-Chairs - Melanie Dossey, Karen Walters
Admissions/Quilt Take Around - Rhonda Chapman
Bed Turning - Corey Starkey
Challenge Blocks - Corey Starkey, Marily V'Soske
Country Store - Cathy Woodson
Demos & Lectures - Jan Copas
Hospitality - Teri Bamert
Judging - Mary Ann Eckert, Margaret Cotten
Kitchen - Sheryl Moore, Rose Willson
Layout - Tana Doss
Preview Party - Claire Leifer
Publicity - Karen Walter, Melanie Dossey, Cheryl Pontious
Purse Security - Cheryl Pontious
Quilt Distribution - Cheryl Fillion
Quilt In-Take - Ceil Nolley
Quilt Shipping -Marilyn Hardy
Raffle Tickets - Carolyn Franklin
Set Up, Hanging & Takedown - Susan Webber
Show Pin Sales- Sandy McClenny, Patti Pickhard
Show Program - Robin Kinley
Show Program Ads - Nancy Glass
Silent Auction - Lynne Trigleth
Vendors/ Vendor Door Prizes & Relief - Mendy Brittian
Volunteer Coordinator - Mary Lou Douglas
White Gloves - Susie Brusie
Mark Scirto, KLTV Chief Meteorologist, was selected as our Rose City Judge. He has earned awards for Favorite Local TV Personality, Best Weather Forecast, Best Weather Reporter and the Lonestar Emmy Award – Best Weathercast in Texas.
Mark is an involved member of the Tyler community. He is a musician and shares his talent singing and playing guitar at his Church. He becomes “Santa Scirto” to help with the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Other passions are fishing, hockey and golf. The Quilters Guild of East Texas thanks Mark for choosing the Rose City Ribbon winner.
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Admission: $8 adults, Kids under 7 Free
Contact our Quilt Show Chairman for vending opportunities, volunteering and questions.
HARVEY HALL CONVENTION CENTER
2000 West Front Street, Tyler, TX
2020 Raffle Quilt,A Flock of Feathered Stars
March 27 - 28, 2020
The 39th Annual Guild Quilt Show
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