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Quilt Show Recap

The quilt show on Saturday went great and we had so many positive comments.

I was in charge of admissions and had numbered sign-in papers for the guests.  We had 141 attend to see the 167 quilts that were displayed.

The quilts were in the sanctuary.  Then in the basement we had a lot of samples to try from the cookbook recipes and a boutique called Mulligan’s Stew.  Both of those went over quite well!

After the sign-in table, this was the way to see the quilts.


If I turned around from this spot, the raffle quilt was displayed next to the door like this:


I have to tell you about the raffle quilt.  First of all, that was our 2008 project as a guild.  The committee for the raffle quilt chose the pattern and the fabrics.  (fabrics in the line by Jeanne Horton, Ann’s comment gives the delicious details (THX!), … yummy!!  You could send me the whole line in fat quarters for Christmas if you’d like.  🙂 )  Then kits were made up and each kit made 2 blocks.  Each member could take 1 or 2 kits home to complete.  I like that each of us have a hand in helping.  A guild member quilted it on her long-arm machine.

(Honestly, I am tired of seeing quilts done on a long-arm just.to.be.done.  I like the variety of quilting I get with my plain ol’ Bernina!)  OK… Just shoot me now….  (I am in so much trouble!!)

Bernie was the spokesperson (so dubbed chair) of the quilt show committee.  She said her mom was excited about the show so had her spend a few nights with her over a long weekend.  It was so fun that she brought her to the show on Saturday.  It was bright & early as Bernie & others arrived before 7 a.m.!!  (I opened the church at 6:50 a.m.) I commented  to B’s mom that Bernie had sure gotten her up early but she said she was dressed before Bernie even got up!  🙂

What a wonderful surprise that Bernie’s mom WON THE RAFFLE QUILT!!  🙂  I love that is stayed near the group.  Bernie’s mom then came to our guild meeting on Monday and had a wonderful thank-you note for us.  So very sweet & a fun lady!  Also a former quilter so she appreciates our work.   🙂


(L-R: me, Susan, Sandra (navy), Beth, Bernie)

Part of the committee and I pose before the rest of the guild arrives Saturday morning.  See our name tags?  Most of the guild members wear these for the meetings and for the show.  It is fun to see how everyone expresses themselves with their name tag.


In the basement, Kathy organized our boutique called Mulligan’s Stew to continue the cookbook theme.    We donated items we had made to sell at the shop.   We could also sell patterns, magazines, and fabric we didn’t want anymore.  It was a HUGE success and made over $700!

You may remember I made 4 embroidered clutches.   Two sold to a member before we even opened and the other 2 sold during the day.  I was thrilled!  They were priced as a donation and to sell, surely not a compensation for the time.  I didn’t need them to stick around.  🙂   (Marci, someone else saw my pink one and wanted that too! 🙂 )


Don’t you just love this?  It is so fun and actually quite quiet having the quilts displayed in the church.   We were asked to have the yellow tags with our name and a brief story about the quilt.   About 3 quilts fit on a pew.


This is the other side of the church.  Bernie & her mom are looking at the baby quilts in the front.  By the sunshine, you’d think baby Jesus was in that crib!  🙂


This display was near the front as well and corralled the smaller quilts.   Here are my Illinois Star wallhanging (blue & pastel batiks) and my Mom’s Tulip wallhanging.


Here is my Galena BOM ’08 quilt.

And some pictures of it I took at home…

BOM full

BOM close up

close-up of some quilting

(Sarah R…. can you see the circles I talked about adding to those triangles?  Just stitched through all the layers.)

BOM corner

I quilted JM 2009 in one corner.  🙂

I quilted this with Superior Thread, Rainbows.  I love their threads!!


I love this quilt!  I’ve seen it before and want to make one like this sometime.  I sure don’t have such a collection of batiks.  A kit would be lovely!  The flowers are appliquéd in the embroidery hoop.  All wildflowers.


I was touched that SL friend, Sheila, came with her 2 daughters!  A super place for a meet-up!!  I think her older DD just might catch the quilting fever.  🙂

Two friends from church/ladies Bible Study came, my MIL, and my friend, Elinor.   🙂

A fun & very tiring day!  We headed home at 5:12 leaving behind a cleaned-up church all ready for their Sunday.  Hopefully, no spare threads were there!


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