Special CCQ Exhibits

Mod Quilt Squad

Powerline #6 by Joanne Roth

CCQ started a modern quilt group in July 2018. We have a roster of almost 50 quilters. We are meeting monthly and have a topic/program each month.

This is our second challenge – to enter a “modern” quilt into this show. 

“Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. "Modern traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.” Definition provided by Modern Quilt Guild with 14,000 members in 39 countries.

This is an open group and all are welcome.

Powerline #6 by Joanne Roth

Machine in Stitches


Machine In Stitches is a local long-arm quilters small group. We’ve been meeting for a few years on the second Tuesday afternoon at Just For Fun! Quilting. The group is very supportive, sharing solutions, design ideas, new “toys”, and projects. 

This is our 3rd challenge. The parameters were to divide the quilt into nine sections and, using the long-arm machine, quilt different designs into each of the nine sections. Make the quilt no larger than 24” square. And keep with the quilt show theme of Blues and Lights.

This is an open group and all are welcome.

Flying Geese, Charlie Brown
by Linda Heglin

Thread Tales

"Vermeer's Delft" painted by Judith Phelps

Thread Tales is a group of quilters who read four books each year. They then create quilts inspired by the books. Discussion and activities centered around the books can be videos, food, field trips, in addition to the making of a representational quilt.

The Thread Tales exhibit this year will include quilts inspired by:

  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
  • Girl Waits with Gun  (Kopp Sisters #1) by Amy Stewart
  • Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Vermeer's Delft by Judith Phelps



Whisper Challenge

Do you remember the game you might have played when one person whispers something to the next person, and that person whispers what they think they heard to the next, and so on?  When the last person gets their whisper, they say what they think out loud.  It is hilarious how turned around the original whisper becomes by the end of the line.

The Vagabonds small quilt group decided to do this whisper challenge, starting with a photo.  The starting person made a 12" x 12" quilt based on their photo.  Then they passed that quilt to the next person (but not the photo), who then made a 12" x 12" quilt based on the quilt they got.  This exchange happened throughout the group until everyone had a chance to make a 12" x 12" quilt based on what they got from the previous person.  Plan to spend some time enjoying this exhibit.


City Art by CarolAnne Olson


Storytelling is a tradition in all cultures, first as oral and pictorial such as cave paintings. This group was formed because the artists wanted to continue that tradition by using quilts to present visual stories.

Their most recent challenge has been to explore stories about “Cities.”  Without timelines (or deadlines),  they have added their visual stories, each exploring new visions of cities.

 Members Judith Phelps, CarolAnne Olson, Linda Reinert, Mary Kay Price, Hedda Wright, and Dianne Kane will share their quilts inspired by "Cities."

City Art by CarolAnne Olson

Losers' Lane



A few of our CCQ members entered quilts into the juried Cherrywood Prince Challenge. 

Since they were not accepted into the traveling exhibits, these members wanted to exhibit their pieces as well.

A Song in My Heart by Dianne Kane

Grandma's Bragging Corner


Sponsored by Project Linus.

Show off that small quilty love you made for a new baby.  

10 baby sized quilts will be selected on a first come, first served basis.

          Sized 36” X 40” to 40” X 55” maximum sized only, please.

Read your newest CCQ Newsletter for entry information. 

Su Scott will e-mail you the SPECIAL ENTRY FORM and must be returned to her by February 27, 2019.

Learn More about Project Linus

Martha O'Neal


In Memory of Martha O'Neal

January 26, 1943 to July 6, 2018

Martha was a member of our Clark County Quilters Guild for more than 30 years. She chaired committees, taught at Saturday Workshops, and helped at our quilt shows. She loved volunteering for our community outreach programs. The pieces in this exhibit are a few of the many projects that Martha created.