I am a member at 2 local quilt guilds and both of them had guild shows this year. One weekend and then the next. I gave more of my time and resources the first weekend to the smaller guild and where I attend more regularly.
Here are some photos from the first weekend ~
Beginning of set-up. We rent a church gymnasium and then have quilt hanging poles and all the system to make the show a go in a gym! These workers are so smart and speedy. I need to get trained to help out for next time, I guess.
I’m guessing there were about 4 more rows than the 5 you see here. Quilts are able to hang on both sides of a rod across the top that is covered in clean fabric. I appreciate the good care the quilts are given with this display.
Here are some quilts I liked and could get photos —
The smaller quilts are pinned to a carpeted wall or displayed on a table.
This guild offers a challenge area for each show and here is a photo of all the quilts entered in the challenge.
I thought there were 10 entries but maybe just these 7 I got in my photo.
Here is a collage of the quilts I took to show —
I spent most of the first day there. In the morning, I was a white glove volunteer… keeping an eye open all around and letting others see the backs of quilts if they wanted. I had 2 of my quilts appraised in the early afternoon. The ladies in the guild are so sweet to hang out with for the day!
I didn’t take many photos at the other show with limited time and I took the same quilts for display.
Beautiful wool applique blocks above
I liked seeing the contrast of lights & darks in this quilt as well as the lovely feather quilting.
I decided in the middle of these shows that whenever it randomly happens that both shows are in the same year, I’ll only participate in one. Both had different rules for entry of quilts, neither followed the rules, and it was another plate I didn’t need to spin during harvest!
But meanwhile… I love quilts and seeing what others are making locally without the big time of an international show.