Quilt Show News
From the 2014 Show Committee,
We wish to thank one and all who worked so tirelessly to make our 14th quilt show such a success. There are a million steps and details to take care of when putting on a quilt show. Without the help and support of guild members it would be impossible to pull it off.
A very big THANK YOU goes to all the husbands and other folks we dragged in to help. They use their muscle so willingly and put up with us during show week. Hugs to you all.
Cindy Hodge organized a wonderful Pre-view Party. And thanks to all the members who shared their wonderful yummies with us. WOW!!!
In order to ‘simplify’ we rearranged the ‘flow’ of the show. What fun to see the Raffle Quilts displayed at the beginning of the show. Here’s a cute story. When one of the quilts was delivered to the winner at her home, she took it right in and hung it on the wall….she was ready for it. Now that’s positive thinking!
The winners of the Skinny Raffle Quilts:
1. Flowers and Fronds won by Cori De Monstoy, Camp Hill, New York
2. Rhubarb Crisp won by Colleen Potts, Pottsville, PA
3. The Dahlia is a Diva won by Patricia Pena, York, PA
4. Four O’clock Folk Art won by Raeann Waltersdorf, York, PA
5. Chunky Monkey won by Kristy Derk, York, PA
6. Flower Pops won by Janet Rugh, Greensburg, PA
Many, many thanks to the creators of these beautiful quilts and to all who helped by selling (or purchasing!)raffle tickets.
A popular feature in the show was the 24 beautiful antique quilts. How nice it was to start at the beginning of quilting (a 1790 Palmapore) and follow through to the present day. Joan Hamme, Bobbie Benvin, Lisa Blyth & Janet Chinault brought in an amazing collection of quilts for us to enjoy. Thanks for sharing.
We received a lot of positive feedback about how we hung the show. We sorted the quilts by themes and then hung quilts from all three categories within that theme area. This gave a new look with marvelous results. Many remarked on how open and relaxing the show looked.
How about that beautiful display of previous blue ribbon winners? Seeing them reminded us of the previous wonderful quilt Celebrations we have had over the past thirteen years.
The demonstrations were well attended and very informative. Presenters: you did good!!!! Thank you to Cheryl Dawson for organizing such wonderful demos for us all to enjoy.
Visitors and guild members alike had a difficult time choosing which amazing items to try to win in the “Luck of the Draw Auction”. Lisa Blyth did a fantastic job organizing and displaying all the donated quilt items. Then, she had to find a way to get over 40 baskets, bags and quilts to their very happy winners. A big thank you to all who helped the auction be such a success.
Did you have any idea that so many of our quilters are so busy doing great things for others folks? The items that were shared are given to folks just around the corner and others go around the world. We enjoyed seeing all the things that we sew, quilt, knit, crochet, etc. Need something? Ask a quilter….
Viewer’s Choice Ribbons were awarded to Carol Blevins (miscellaneous category), Janet Chinault (bed quilt category), and Judy Stoltz (wallhanging category) for their wonderful work. And Janet, Judy, and Carol have expressed their delight and humility at this honor. Many thanks to all. The competition was tough!!!
As always our shoppers had a great time at the Consignment area. Ginny Lehr and Carol Paull and their team worked tirelessly arranging, selling, rearranging, etc.
Thank you to Sara O’Sullivan, our White Glove Angel, for standing on her feet for two days along with her volunteers to answer visitor questions about our beautiful quilts.
At this point we still have not received a bill from the Expo, so we can’t say how we made out financially. We’ll keep you posted…….
It’s time to put Celebration of Quilts, 2014, to ‘bed’. It’s hard to think about it but it is also time to get started on the next show. New leaders are needed. Please give this serious thought. If you are able to serve in some ‘Show’ capacity, tell Rita, our 2014-2015 president.
May you simplify your life so you can make more quilts……………
Celebration of Quilts 2014 Show Committee
Linda Carroll, Carol Blevins, Janet Fitch & Sue Cunningham
On the Road Again!
Heartland Quilt Guild’s
One Stop Shop Hop
25+ Vendors from the Delmarva Peninsula and surrounding area
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
Denton Fire Hall
400 S. Fifth Ave., Denton, MD
2:00 pm – 8 pm
Door Prizes, Raffle Baskets, Raffle Quilts, Lots of Food
$3.00 at the door
Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore’s
3rd Annual FiberFest: A Three-Day Celebration of Fiber Arts
August 7th 10:30-2:00 Lunch and Learn Speaker Alden O’Brien of the DAR Museum discusses three quilters from the 1800’s Speaker Heather Kojan, author, blogger, discusses her journey to modern quilting
This event includes lunch – pre registration is encouraged –
Visit www.fiberartscenter.com/ fiberfest
Classes Yarn Night with Janet Healey of Frivolous fibers
Rug Hooking, demos, “Stitched” a documentary of the International Quilt Festival,
Reception for artists of the Doll Family Exhibit
For more information on the above events or to register for classes visit www.fiberartscenter.com/fiberfest