November 24, 2010

Every other year the Tokay Stitch ‘n Quilt Guild of Lodi, California, put on a delightful show. While I was there I was so happy to see guild member Thelma Welch once again. Two years ago I blogged about her unbelievable Baltimore Album quilt, and at about 85 years of age, Thelma is still at it. Look at this elephant quilt that is one of her latest creations.



The show’s featured quilter was Fran Schmidt. Here’s Miss Fran in her sparkly sash denoting her status.


We made her put on the tiara too.


Here’s one of her many wonderful quilts that were part of the featured display.


As usually happens at a show, I made some new vendor friends. Across the hall from me I discovered the elegant appliqué designs of Bobbie Y. Jarrett.




That’s some eye candy for us appliqué enthusiasts, no?

Right next door to me were two fantastic ladies who are just starting out on this designing adventure, and IMO they’ve got “it.” Meet Rita Traxler and Debbie Holland of Lady Bug Lace.

Rita and Debbie

Rita and Debbie


Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie


6 Responses to “Tokay Stitchers put on beautiful show”

  1. Karen Beigh on November 24th, 2010 10:14 am

    The lady bug items are very cute.

  2. Debbie St.Germain on November 24th, 2010 6:54 pm

    I love Mrs. Frans quilts, they are so fun and so much depth.
    I hope I am still going strong at that age;)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.


  3. kathyinozarks on November 28th, 2010 3:39 am

    loved the elephants-too adorable

  4. Sherry Aucoin on November 29th, 2010 11:57 am

    I love Ms. Fran’s Elephant quilt! Is there a pattern for sale? I really would love to have that pattern, or purchase her quilt.

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  6. Sharon Baxter on July 23rd, 2012 10:50 am

    I would like to find out more information about the Tokay Stitch “N” Quilt Guild, but haven’t been able to find anyone to call. NCQC info does dot lead anywhere. Can anyone help?