Sun, 07/10/2016 – Sun, 08/07/2016

Community Gallery

To the artists who design and create quilts, they are more than just bedcovers—they are expressions of love, sorrow, caring, hope, joy, thanks. They are historical documents. They are a challenge, but also gratifying. Their creation can be a solitary and contemplative act, or it can be a social experience.

Members of the Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild, based in Emmaus, know well the power of a quilt, as the Guild marked a quarter century of artistry with a members’ exhibition in the Museum’s Community Gallery. The exhibition included twenty-seven quilts by the following quilters:

Linda Anderson: Cherry Roll Vine and Flower Urn
Nancy Ayers: Purple Cone Flower and Friend
Julie Borden: Time to Heal
Lorraine Bujnowski: I Believe and Shenandoah Baskets
Diana Campbell: The Greeter and Night Flight by Starlight
Julia Davidovich: Itch to Stitch and My Modern Galaxy
Nancy Dunham: Holly Wreath
Betsy Golden: Civil War Crossroads
Barb Kissell: Barbgello
Kathryn Price Laposata: Amish-Inspired Log Cabin and Water Wheel
Ann Lineberger: Picked with Love
Dawn Martrich: Entwined Light
Sandra Mugridge: Star Fusion
Suzanne Nelson: Zebras in Love
Bethanne Nemesh: Poppy Promenade
Nancy Scholz: Got Purple
Deb Veshinfsky: Pink Zinnia
Judy Walker: Lokelani Rose and Moonscape
Roberta Whitcomb: Winter’s Garden
Sharon Yurkanin: Turkey Red and Winterberries
The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild is comprised of members of all levels of expertise, from beginners to award winning quilt makers.  Monthly meetings include programs and speakers from whom members and guests learn techniques and trends in the quilt industry, the history of quilts, and related needlework topics. The Guild hosts workshops by members and by nationally known quilt teachers. Part of the Crazy Quilter Quilt Guild mission is to share the power of quilts with new audiences by demonstrating the craft and workmanship of its members and by donating Guild-made items for needy community service projects. Guild members make stuffed teddy bears for children in emergency rooms, breast-cancer pillows for the Cancer Society, placemats for Meals on Wheels, preemie quilts for a local hospital NICU, and quilts for a children’s camp. The Guild meets the first Tuesday of every month (except November) at 7 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 South Cedar Crest Boulevard, Emmaus, PA 18049. For information on joining the Guild, visit

In this year’s exhibition: Debbie Heeps, Fenced In, strip piecing, machine pieced, machine quilted

Quilts from a previous Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild exhibition at the Museum


Featured image: Sharon Yurkanin, Winterberries, 2015, hand applique and hand quilted