The Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame Nomination Forms for the 2015 Inductees and the 2015 Shop of the Year are now available here on our website. The forms have been reviewed and updated to help make the nomination process a little easier. You can access the forms by clicking on them here:
The nominations must be received or postmarked by May 4, 2015 and all forms must be completed. We request that the forms be typed or complete the foms on the computer. The Shop of the Year Nomination Forms and supporting materials must be submitted on a cd (compact disc). Photos must be submitted in jpeg or gif format. All submitted material is the property of the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame and cannot be returned.
Who Can Make Nominations to the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame?
That answer is simple-ANYONE can make a nomination, but remember, only current Friends of the Hall of Fame may vote on the nomination. The submitter may also be the nominee. This applies to both the Inductee and the Shop of the Year nominations.
Who Can Be Nominated?
We seek to honor quilt makers, quilt historians, quilt designers and published authors of quilting, quilt history or of any published work relating the quilting. The nominee must have resided in Arizona and their contributions should have an impact on Arizona quilters. We wish to recognize men and women that fit this criteria, whether living or posthomously. Look around your next guild or chapter meeting, reflect on someone that has had a large influence on your knowledge of quilting, talk to you quilting friends to see if they have been influenced or know of some one that deserves this recognition. We all know of someone or a group that have been a major influence to the Arizona quilt scene. Some have even reached out beyond our state boundaries and made their influence known there.
Why Should I Nominate Someone to the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame?
The Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame wants to insure that the work of these leaders, organizers, teachers and extremely talented people are recognized throughout the entire state of Arizona. Many times the contributions of someone are recognized but for a fleeting moment of time. It is our goal to keep these names and legacies alive.
Can My Favorite Quilt Shop Be Nominated as Quilt Shop of The Year?
Yes, any locally owned, independent quilt shop in Arizona can be nominated for Quilt Shop of the Year. We wish to recognize the local quilt shop that provides the best service and product to the Arizona quilters and seeks to help serve the community that it represents. Whether it is the shop promotion of specially selected projects such as Quilts of Valor, quilt making education for youth, community food drives for the homeless or any other program that the quilt shop works with-we wish to honor these hard-working shops and shop owners for their contributions.
Who Has Been Recognized by the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame in the Past?
Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame ~ Inductees
2014 Gina Perkes Pine, Arizona
Laraine Daly Jones Tucson, Arizona
Goldie Tracy Richmond (Posthumous)
Tohono O’odham Reservation
2013 Barbara Polston Phoenix Area
Sally Hatfield Globe, Arizona
Suzy Weaver Tucson Area
Nancy Horn (Posthumous) Phoenix Area
2012 Diane Pitchford Phoenix Area
Jeannie Coleman & Carol Zupanic
(Quilt for a Cause) Tucson Area
Karen Lalo Totsie Flagstaff Area, Hopi Reservation
Wanda Seale Phoenix Area
Willene Smith Payson Area, Phoenix, Arizona
2011 Carol Hood Prescott, Arizona
George D. Butler (Posthumous) Phoenix Area
Lynn G. Kough Phoenix Area
Nancy Landan Tucson, Arizona
2010 Carolyn O’Bagy Davis Tucson, Arizona
Darlene Reid Phoenix Area
Elizabeth “Betty” Merkel Sierra Vista, Arizona
Sharon Schambur Payson, Arizona
2009 Bernadine Singer Crown King, Arizona
Diane Lynne Holley Chino Valley, Arizona
Emma Anders (Posthumous) Prescott, Arizona
Helen Young Frost Tucson, Arizona
Janet Caruth Phoenix, Arizona
2008 Audrey Waite Sedona, Arizona &
Dee Lynn (Posthumous)
Eloise DeSpain Winslow, Arizona
Evelyn George Tucson, Arizona
Laurene Sinema (Posthumous) Phoenix, Arizona
Linda Sizemore Callahan
Phoenix & Strawberry, Arizona