Irma Gail Hatcher


Page two of  Irma Gail Hatcher's quilts. Click on a quilt below to view the larger image.

"Arkansas Beauty" - 1994 - 75" x 75"
While visiting an Ottoman Empire Exhibit in Memphis, Irma Gail saw an Ottoman plate that was white with navy, red, and blue green decoration. She loved the color scheme and decided to make this quilt with those colors. She also used half square triangles instead of the "pointy" ones used in the traditional New York Beauty Design. This quilt appeared on the cover of American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, April 1995. It also won Best Arkansas Quilt at the 1994 Arkansas Quilters Guild Show.
"By Any Other Name" - 1994 - 36" x 36"
Silver Dollar City Challenge: Roots and Wings, 1994. After the quilt toured the country for a year, Irma Gail appliqued 60 fuchia squares around the center and outside border. It hangs in the Faulkner County Library in Conway, Arkansas.


"Farmer Morris" - 1995 - 38" x 41"
A guild challenge, this quilt had to have a piece of homespun, a building, and an animal. Irma Gail made this farm scene in honor of her great-aunts and uncles who invited her and her sister to their farms for a week each summer. The quilt shows the joy they found there. It won a Blue Ribbon at the A/IAQ Show in Houston in 1995.
"Twins" - 1996 - 90" x 45"
The quilts were made for Irma Gail's twin granddaughters, Haley Kathryn and Larkin Kathleen. They were begun with samples from designs used in a Baltimore Album class Irma Gail was teaching. They won Best of Show at the 1996 Arkansas Quilters Guild Show, Best Hand Workmanship at 1997 Quilt America!, Best Hand Quilting at 1997 NQA Show and appeared on the cover and back cover of their magazine, and won Blue Ribbons at the 1996 IQA Show in Houston and the 1996 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.
"Garden Maze" - 1998 - 82" x 82"
This quilt was made for daughter, Gailyn. It has 2 basket blocks from irma Gail's Basket book, and 3 blocks from the Hearts book. It took 2 and a half years to make. It appeared on the cover of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, May, 1999. It won a 3rd place ribbon at the 1998 IQA Show in Houston, a 2nd place ribbon at the 1999 Dallas Show, and Viewer's Choice at the 1999 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravganza. This quilt won the Timeless Treasure Award for Excellence in Hand Workmanship and $12,000 at the 2000 AQS Show. It is now part of the permanent collection of the MAQS, the museum of the American Quilter's Society in Padaucah, KY.


"My Daughter Eloped"

Irma Gail's daughter only gave a week's notice before she married--there was no time to make a wedding dress. When Fairfield invited Irma Gail to make a garment for their fashion show, she made the wedding dress she didn't get to make for her daughter. The Dress took 5 months to make and has 1000 yo-yos, 100 3-dimensional flowers, and 1000 beads. The wedding bouquet is attached to a muff, and the barrettes have 180 cascading yo-yos. Maybe one of Irma Gail's 5 granddaughters will wear it someday.


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"Photographs by Susan C. Druding from the
  Fairfield Fashion Show 2000 Gallery of Photos"



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