Hammersmith Quilters Guild
2016 Quilt Show
"Quilted Treasures- 35 Years"
Co-Chairpersons: Susan Tamulaitis & Lauren Loughlin

Advertising: Margie Berkowitch & Dottie Macomber
Announcements during Show: Dottie Macomber
Artwork & Signage: Carol MacRae
Award Ribbons and Voting: Susan Tamulaitis
Boutique: Joyce Rodenhiser
Cafe: Julie Legere
Charity Display: Gretchen Berkowitch
Decorations: Sally Nimblett
Demos: Kathy Connors
Door Prizes: Dottie Macomber
Favors: Jane Amato
Racks: Margie Berkowitch & Lauren Loughlin
Raffle Baskets: Judy Massakowski,  Linda Reppucci & Martha Mazeika
Raffle Quilt Construction: Kristin Callahan
Raffle Quilt Ticket Sales: Jean Coughlin
Registration & Take Down: Lauren Loughlin & Dottie Macomber
Registration Forms & Quilt Labels: Susan Tamulaitis
Treasurer: Anne Smith
Vendors: Dottie Macomber
Volunteers: Holly Petersen
Our quilt show, held October 29 and 30, 2016 was a great success!  Everyone had a great time, both
those who attended and those who worked so hard to make the show come together.  There were 209 paid
attendees, as well as a good number of children, including several of those who had quilts in our "12 and
under" division.

There were 122 items entered in our show: 44 bed quilts; 38 wallhanging to lap-size quilts; 18 Inspirational
quilts; 13 Other (quilted clothing, bags, table runners, ornaments); and 9 quilts created by children!

Below are some photos of our show, as well as photos of the quilts that won Committee's Choice awards and
the Viewers' Choice Ribbon.  Click on the thumbnail of the photos to see a bigger version of each photo and
then use the Back button on your browser to come back to this page.
Sponsors for our show included the following four shops, who provided door prizes and who also vended at
the show:

-Mary Rose's Quilts and Treasures of Reading, MA
-Quilters' Quarters of Georgetown, MA
-Sew-Together of Tewksbury, MA
-Victorian Sewing Cupboard Sewing Studio of Salem, NH

We were also sponsored by the following companies, shops and organizations:

-American Quilters Society
-C & T Publishing
-Coats and Clark
-Colonial Needle/ Presencia threads
-Connecting Threads
-Hobbs Bonded Fibers
-June Tailor
-Nancy's Notions
-Prym Consumer USA/ Dritz and Omnigrid products
-Quilters Common, Wakefield, MA
-Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center, Merrimac, MA
-The Saugus Garden Club
, who made the lovely flower arrangements for the show
-Sue Pelland Designs
-Trader Joe's of Saugus
, who provided the flowers for the arrangements
-Warm Company
-Winline Textile Products
Treasure Hunt Winners

The winners of the two Dunkin' Donuts gift cards were Caroline Daskoski of Acton, Maine and Carol Brown of
Belmont, Massachusetts.  They were selected randomly from all entrants who answered our Treasure Hunt
questions correctly and completely.  Congratulations!
Quilt Show Committee Members
Bob Meade, brother of guild member Janice Meade,
was the lucky winner of our beautiful
raffle quilt.
Susan Tamulaitis, with her quilt "Patience", won the coveted Viewers' Choice
ribbon.  This quilt was obviously quite a show-stopper as it also won the
Committee's Choice ribbons in the following categories: Best Bed-size Quilt;
and technical awards for Best Hand Applique and Best Machine Quilting.
Judy Massakowski won the Committee's Choice ribbon for her Creative
Quiltworks "Inspirational Quilts" entry entitled "After the Bruins Game".  
The word she picked to inspire her work was "Friendship".  Judy's quilt
also won a Committee's Choice technical award for Best Machine
Gretchen Berkowitch won the Committee's Choice Technical
Award for Best Traditional Piecing for her quilt entitled
Dottie Macomber won the Committee's
Choice ribbon for her "Starburst" table
runner in the Category of "Other",
which includes table runners,
wearables, and all other quilted items
that are not quilts.
Matti won the Committee's Choice
ribbon in the category of Quilts Made
by a Child age 12 and Under.  Matti
was sponsored by Joyce Rodenhiser
and Margie Berkowitch, who teach
quilting to kids at the Saugus Public
Library.  Matti is one of their
students.  Way to go, Matti!
Kathy Connors won the Committee's Choice Technical ribbon for
Best Hand Embroidery for her quilt entitled "A Very Good Year".
Linda Reppucci won the
Committee's Choice Technical
ribbon in the category of Best
Paper Piecing for her entry
"Sunflower Illusion".
Jane Davenport's entry "Black and White with Red All
Over" got the Committee's Choice technical award
ribbon for Best Machine Embroidery.
Bev McGrath's "Snowglobes" won the Committee's
Choice ribbon for Best Wallhanging.
"Time and Time Again" by Janice Moore
won the Committee's Choice Technical
Award for Best Hand Quilting.
Darlene Coit, central Massachusetts
coordinator for the Quilts of Valor
project, the goal of which is to present
a quilt to every military service member
in order to express our gratitude for
their service.
Darlene presented Paul Arnone with a Quilt of Valor at our show!  Paul is
the husband of guild member, Carmen Arnone, and spent seven years in
the Air Force, four on active duty and three in the reserves.  Paul even
seemed to like the patriotic pillowcase that the quilt was in!  Carmen
joined Paul to hold up his quilt.  It was a special moment and one that we
were all very honored to share.
Quilts of Valor
A warm welcome from one
of our hostesses, Carol
Cafe ladies, Paula Grenier and Julie
Two of our admissions desk ladies,
Nita Penfold and Marcia Karalis
Carol d'Entremont with our
lovely raffle quilt
Display showing just a few of the items
made as part of our ongoing charity
Just a tiny sampling of some of the other great quilts at our 2016 show!
Terry Crawford-Palardy, one of our vendors, took the following photos.
Thanks to Trader Joe's and the
Saugus Garden Club for our beautiful
flower arrangements!  
Terry of Quilters' Quarters
demonstrating her 1916 Singer hand
crank machine.  Some of us even got
to try it!  It's so quiet when it sews, and
it produces great stitches!
Rick Palardy's display from
Wooden Toy & Gift of
Georgetown, MA
Carolyn Sprague of Victorian
Sewing Cupboard, Salem, NH
Margie Berkowitch, one of our
co-presidents, shopping at
Laurie Thies's booth from Mary
Rose's Quilts & Treasures,
Reading, Ma
Maryann Rossetti from
Sew-Together Quilt Shop in
Reading, MA
And more pictures of lovely quilts- thanks, Terry!