Past QBS Quilt Shows

“Bouquet of Quilts”   May 4-5, 2019   The Pennfield School

Spring into Quilts” April 22 & 23, 2017 Portsmouth Middle School

A Show of Hands” October 18 & 19, 2014  Portsmouth Middle School

Stars Under a Midnight Sky” October 20 & 21, 2010  Portsmouth Middle School

Welcome Home” October 16 & 17, 2010  Portsmouth Middle School

Sea and Stars” Oct 17 & 18, 2009   Portsmouth Middle School

November 10 & 11, 2006  St Barnabas Church

October 22 & 23, 2004    St Lucy’s Parish Hall

October 19 & 20, 2001    St Lucy’s Parish Hall

September 27 and 28, 1986    Newport Harbor Center

June 1 and 2, 1985  St Barnabas Parish Hall


2019 Quilt Show “Bouquet of Quilts”
May 4-5, 2019

We exhibited more than a hundred quilts made by our members; some quilts were for sale. The show included vendors offering supplies, fabrics and other items of interest, a raffle quilt and raffle baskets, a boutique table selling hand-made items, and demonstrations of quilting techniques.

2019 “A Bouquet of Quilts” Quilt Show Awards

Viewer’s Choice Award

1st Place – Kristin Meranda and Allison Wilbur – Karen’s Camelot Quilt

2nd Place – Barbara Beaumont: Nature’s Confetti

3rd Place – Sara Jane Tirpaeck: Funky Birds

Vendor’s Award

Barbara Beaumont: Spring Blooms
Kendal Chaves: Music Makes My Heart Sing Betty Davis: Blue Bell
Elizabeth Greene: Pink Quilt
Nancy Landreville: Cosmos
Kristin Meranda: Karen’s Camelot Quilt Deborah Timby: Graph
Linda Willoughby: Dutch Chintz

President’s Award

Marilyn Ferkinhoff: Snake River Shirley Fisher: Ruffled Roses
Peggy McCandless: Bargello Bonanza Gail Palazzolo: Dresden Plate
Sandy Reynolds: Feathered Stars in a Flower Garden
Deborah Timby: Birds of a Feather Sara Jane Tirpaeck: Funky Birds

Sweatshirt Challenge Winners

Most Creative: Veronica Conaky Mays
Most Wearable: Jeanette Perry
Best Quiltage: Marla Rusling
Viewer’s Choice: Marla Rusling

2019 Raffle quilt


Vendors add so much to the show. They offer quilting supplies, other craft supplies, sewing machines and so much more. Click on the links below to check them out. You can also follow many of them on Facebook and Instagram.

Lorraine’s Stitch ‘n’ Crafts 
Six Gable Designs
Allison Wilbur Quilts
Loop by Loop Studio
Galilee Designs (No website, Facebook only)
Blaine’s Sewing Machine Center
A Touch of Whimsy (No web presence or Facebook)
June House Textiles – hand dyed fabrics
Lacire Designs
Sew Nice Fabrics

2017 Quilt Show “Spring into Quilts
April 22 and 23, 2017

The quilt show included 100 plus quilts, vendors, demonstrations of various quilting techniques, raffle baskets, boutique table, and a silent auction. More than 10% of net proceeds go to charity.

2017 raffle quilt

Here is a list of our vendors along with their websites if you would like to visit them:

Charlton Quilting Center
Loop by Loop Studio
Kindred Quilters
Loraine’s Stitch ‘n’ Crafts
Galilee Designs
Blaine’s Sewing Center
A Touch of Whimsy
Stony Lane Basketry   tonyLaneBasketry
Bob’s Featherweights

Quilters by the Sea Quilt Guild’s two Advocacy Project Quilts were on display. These quilts represented an international collaboration with women refugees from the conflicts in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East who have sought refuge in Amman, Jordan, under the auspices of the Advocacy Project.    The artists worked as a cooperative, the Hope Workshop, to produce the embroidery with support from the Collateral Repair Project, an organization that assists refugees and other victims of war and conflict in Amman.  Quilters by the Sea members stitched the embroidered pieces into quilt blocks and then pieced and quilted the two finished quilts.

“Spring Into Quilts”
Viewers’ Choice Ribbons

Congratulations to our 2017 Viewers’ Choice Award winners!

Hand  Quilted

1st ~Jean Conwell ~ #228 “Lace Legacies”
(President’s Ribbon)

2nd ~ Shirley Fisher~ #244 “Roseville”

Professionally Quilted

1st ~ Sandy Reynolds ~ #324 “Mosaics of St Petersburg”
(President’s Ribbon ~ Quilted by Adrienne Reynolds)

2nd ~ Joan Holden ~ #259 “Day Dreams”
(Quilted by Maureen Bird)

3rd ~ Anne B Greene ~ #247 “Rob’s Carpenter Star”
(Quilted by Allison Wilbur)

4th ~ Donna Bozeman ~ #217 “Junie’s Star”
(Vendor Ribbon ~ Quilted by Allison Wilbur)

5th ~ Donna Chaves ~ #225 “Hexi Garden”
(Quilted by Allison Wilbur)

Machine Quilted

1st ~ Nancy Burgess ~ #218 “Amish Inspiration”
(President’s Ribbon)

2nd ~ Judy Messenger ~ #296 “My Little Men”

3rd ~ Peggy McCandless ~ #291 “My Laundry Day”

4th ~ Karen Jameson ~ #260 “Waterfall”
(President’s Ribbon)

5th ~ Barbara Niekerk ~ #308 “Flutter By”
(Vendor Ribbon)

6th ~ Gail Palazzolo ~ #311 “Twain Hate Summer”

7th ~ Jeannette Perry ~ #316 “Rooster Patch”

8th ~ Marla Rushling ~ #332 “Tropical Blue”

9th ~ Carole Kenny ~ #270 “St. Elizabeth’s Floor”

10th ~ Kathy Little ~ #287 “PaPa Ties”