Irma Gail Hatcher



Here are a few of the quilts that were made by Irma Gail Hatcher. Click on a quilt below to view the larger image of the quilt.

"Cooperation" - 1987 - 87" x 87"
Quilt began with a printed napkin which Irma Gail bought in a shop on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. It shows the Americans and French cooperating during the American Revolution. It is hand appliquéd, machine pieced, and hand quilted with stipple quilting. The quilt took seven months to make. It won Best of Show at the 1987 Arkansas Quilter's Quild show and appeared on the cover of Lady's Circle Patchwork Editor's choice Magazine, 1988.
"Hot Fudge Sundae" - 1988 - 79" x 79"
Background fabric for this quilt is a rather definite print to which applique was added, making it a very busy quilt. It won Best of Show at the 1988 American/International Quilt show in Houston, and appeared on the cover of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine in April, 1989. It was also exhibited in Odense, Denmark for Quilt Expo, 1990.
"Kelsey's Kounting Kwilt" - 1990 - 38" x 45"
This quilt was made for my first granddaughter, Kelsey Brooke. It was also one of the 42 finalists in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine's "Threads of Friendship" contest and exhibited in Denmark at Quilt Expo, 1990.
quilt9 copy.gif (165682 bytes) "Irish Eyes" - 1991 - 72" x 84"
Made as a class sample quilt to show 10 point design check list in Irma Gail's "Designing Your Own Traditional Quilt Class." It was part of the 40 finalists in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine's Contest: Discovery - A New World in Quilting. It won a Judge's Award, and appeared on the cover of The Quilter, a magazine published in London, England. It was selected as Fairfield's Batting Christmas quilt and appeared in their ads in October, November, and December, 1992.


"Conway Album (I'm Not From Baltimore)" - 1992 - 90" x 90"
Irma Gail made this quilt and wrote a book on how to make it in a little over a year. It won a Blue Ribbon and the Founder's Award at the 1992 A/IQA Show Houston, Blue Ribbons in Dallas, Silver Dollar City, and Riverside, California, best of Show at 1993 Quilt America! -- 1994 Gingher Award for Excellence in Workmanship and $10,000 at the AQS Show. In 1995 it won NQA's Masterpiece Quilt Award and was selected as one of the 100 Best American Quilts of the 20th Century in 1999, and appeared on the cover of the book. It also appeared on the covers of Quilter's Newsletter magazine, April, 1993, and Quilts - A World of Beauty, fall, 1992. It is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of the American Quilter's Society (MAQS) in Paducah, Kentucky.

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