We are pleased to announce the following selections for induction into the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame for 2015. From all over the State of Arizona, we welcome these very talented and giving ladies:
Jean Biddick, Tucson
Her nominator said this of Jean:
“Arizona and quilting has benefitted from Jean’s move here in 2002. When she arrived here she had already become a Quilter of National recognition. She immediately jumped into the local quilting scene by accepting a job with theTucson Quilters Guild as Vice President in 2003-2004.” Jean has served her quilting community as Co-chair of Judging for 7 years, Tucson Quilt Fiesta Co-chair for 2 years, judged shows for Hummingbird Stitchers in Sierra Vista and Santa Cruz County Fair quilt division. She is a member of the Tucson Quilt Guild, the National Quilting Association, and the American Quilters Society. Jean teaches both locally and nationally, as well as guilds and groups around the State of Arizona. Congratulations Jean!
Lynda Shephard, Sedona
Lynda’s quilting and organizational talents are known throughout the State of Arizona. They include: co-organizer for the Red Rock Quilters in 1986; lead the Sedona ABC Quilt Project (for Babies at Risk) over the entire country; participated in creating childrens’ quilts for AZ State Troopers to provide quilts for children in distress; providing colorful quilts for babies in isolettes at the Flagstaff Hospital and twin size quilts for Camp Soaring Eagle for seriously ill children as well as the Linus Project. Lynda has presented Miniature Quilt shows throughout Arizona and teaches workshops for miniature quilts. She has appeared on “Simply Quilts” with Alex Anderson that was broadcast from her studio in Sedona. For these and many more of her achievements and recognitions, we welcome Lynda to the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame.
Carol Ann Patton, Winslow and Mesa
Carol Ann currently resides in Mesa but her nomination is for the work she has done in the quilting communities of Navajo and Apache Counties. She was a major source for establishing a local quilt guild that served the communities of Winslow, Joseph City, and Happy Jack. She served in all the offices of that quilt group. She also belongs to the quilt guild in Holbrook, serving offices in that organization. Carol Ann belongs to Arizona Quilt Guild and served on committees for the AQG. She is a master quilter, teaching classes on numerous quilting skills and techniques, both in her own home and traveling to Holbrook, Springerville, Leupp and Windo Rock (on the Navajo Reservtion to teach many of these classes. She example of kindness and patience to all of her students makes her a very popular and sought after teacher. We are happy to recognize and honor Carol Ann to the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame.
Karin Goudy, Kingman
Karin was one of the founding members of the Kingman Quilt Group, a chapter of the Arizona Quilt Guild, in 1994-1995. She has served as president of the group for several terms as well as treasure. Karin teaches many quilting classes, designs and makes quilts for many community causes for fund raising and displays in historical museums and Quilts of Valor. In 2013, Karin was the moving force that provided a quilt exhibit for the Smithsonian Journey Stories program that was presented in Kingman. Her quilts have won awards in many shows both in Arizona, Colorado and other states. Her watercolor color quilt “Patches of Joy” was featured in a 1996 issue of Quilters Magazine. Karen has received several community awards for her contributions to the women and history of Kingman. We are honored to add her to the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame.