Awards

The Awards Committee solicits nominations from active Quilters Unlimited members. There are currently two awards, the Distinguished Quilter Award and the Volunteer of the Year Award. The online nomination form for each can be completed by the nominator and co-nominator (see below for forms). If you have a proposal for a new award, please contact the Awards Committee.

 

Nominate Someone!

Distinguished Quilter Nomination Form — Nominations are due by June 1.

  • To nominate a QU member for Distinguished Quilter online, click HERE. (Remember that each of the co-nominators should complete this form.)
  • To nominate a QU member for Distinguished Quilter via paper forms, use either the Pdf or Word version. (You must send/bring your completed paper form, signed by both co-nominators, to the Awards Committee Chairperson. For 2022 that’s Marsha Walper.)

Distinguished Quilter Award Criteria:

1.) The Distinguished Quilter Award will be given to a participating guild member, who:

  • supports the goals and purposes of Quilters Unlimited by promoting knowledge of and interest in quilting and the art of quilting;
  • has outstanding quilting expertise and talent;
  • shares by demonstrations, teaching, or writing;
  • and enters quilts in local, regional, and national quilt shows.

2.) The nominee may also: serve as an officer or committee chairperson, demonstrate areas of expertise in guild (programs, writing, other), and show initiative and/or assume responsibility.

 

Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form — Nominations are due by October 1.

NOTE: The 2022 award for volunteer of the year will actually cover the period 2020 through 2022. This will allow service during the time the Guild was not meeting in person to be eligible for recognition.

  • To nominate a QU member for Volunteer of the Year online, click HERE. (Remember that each of the co-nominators should complete this form.)
  • To nominate a QU member for Volunteer of the Year via paper forms, use either the Pdf or Word version. (You must send/bring your completed paper form, signed by both co-nominators, to the Awards Committee Chairperson. For 2022 that’s Marsha Walper.)

Volunteer of the Year Award Criteria:

1.) The Volunteer of the Year Award will be given to a participating guild member, who:

  • supports the goals and purposes of Quilters Unlimited by promoting knowledge of and interest in quilting and the art of quilting;
  • shows initiative and/or assumes responsibility and leadership;
  • is willing to help with routine tasks and unexpected needs;
  • stimulates participation in guild activities and community-related activities;
  • and gives unselfishly of their time and effort for the benefit of the guild.

2.) The nominee may also: serve as officer or committee chairperson and demonstrate areas of expertise in guild (programs, writing, other).

3.) The current President and the current Awards Committee Chairperson are not eligible for this award.


 

Recent Award Recipients

Distinguished Quilter Award

Janet Hughes received the Distinguished Quilter Award for 2019

 

“I have been a member of QU for well over 20 years, but never imagined I’d be chosen as Distinguished Quilter of the Year.  With so many talented, accomplished quilters in the guild, I am both honored and humbled to receive this award.  While my main objective has always been to have fun with fabric, it is nice to know others enjoy my work.  With thanks to all, Janet”

 

 

 

 

Previous Distinguished Quilter Awards

1990 Grace Anderson 1991 Eva Fesmire 1992 Charlotte Williams
1995 Betty Jo Shiell 1997 Tristan Audrey Mor 1999 Clara Black
1999 Margaret Kelin 2001 Linda O’Sullivan 2003 Willie Bell Bell
2006 Linda Ricke 2008 Robin Wolfe 2013 Jeanne Brenner
2013 Maureen O’Doogan 2014 Linda Dozier 2015 Marsha Walper
2018 Shirley Holder 2019 Janet Hughes

 

Previous Volunteer of the Year Awards

2015 Michele Hackmeyer
2016 Roberta Granville
2017 Karen Kunz & Jeanne Brenner
2018 Marsha Walper
2019 Wendy Stone