2008 Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame Inductee
Evelyn George is described as a generous quiltmaker. She is actively involved in Quilt for a Cause, a nonprofit organization fighting gynecological and breast cancer. Evelyn orchestrates an annual quilt retreat for the organization, designing and teaching a mystery quilt. Notably, she manages the group’s annual quilt auction, hanging hundreds of quilts in 25 location throughout Tucson. Auction activities have raised well over $125,000 to date.
In addition, Evelyn takes an active role in ensuring the success of the Tucson Quilters Guild. She has co-chaired the Block of the Month committee since 2002. She designs each month’s block, many with a Tucson or Southwest theme. Evelyn also has taken responsibility for various aspects of the Guild’s annual quilt show.
Evelyn’s designs have been shown in American Quilter and Quilters Newletter magazines. One of her designs was included in the “Healing Hearts” quilt book, AQS Presents United We Quilt & Anchor Project. She also made the quilt block that represented the State of Arizona in the quilt presented to President George and First Lady Laura Bush, commemorating September 11th.
In accepting her recognition, Evelyn said, “This is so special; I’m honored and humbled. I have so many ideas for quilts! I knew I’d never be able to make them all, so I got other people involved. I encourage quilters to use their skills to be involved in a worthy cause.”