Sunday, November 6, 2011

My quilt guild, The Silk City Quilters, held their annual quilt show today. We had so much fun! It's a lot of work setting up a quilt show, but many hands make lighter work. Each of the visitors that came to our show was given a ballot to vote for their favorite quilt. We as a guild, had also been given a challenge to make something black, white and one other color. There were quilts, tote bags, wall hangings and even pictures. Visitors also voted for their favorite challenge quilt.

Judy Rowley won the first place viewer's choice with her quilt made primarily of fabric selvedges. It is indeed awesome! I know for a fact that Judy's selvedge quilt also took a blue ribbon at our county fair this year!

Second place was ME! What fun! I entered my Springtime Magic (spring green) my purple, teal and white Shakespeare in the Park and a t-shirt quilt. I also did a Queen size quilt for the black, white and one other color challenge.

Tina won the challenge with her amazing fabric picture. (Yes, this is all fabric).

We also showed the quilts that we have made for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. This year's theme was Dr. Seuss Cat In The Hat. We all started out with the same fabric panel and built our quilts from there. These quilts will all be auctioned off at a community tea with the proceeds going to pay for books for Dolly Parton's program.

Also on display were some of the 160+ pillowcases that we have made to be donated to the local RAVE house (domestic violence center for women and children), the wheelchair quilts and bags for the local nursing homes and the quilt we make as a group to be raffled for the benefit of the Silk City Museum.


  1. Your Shakespeare in the Park is still my favorite! I may need to come for a visit soon.
    Did you enjoy doing the black and white quilt? I have been thinking about doing one for a friend but, I have a thing for lots of color.

  2. The black and white was fun, but i also like lots of color and movememt. Love to see you!

  3. Thanks for sharing your quilt show, all the quilts are great!
    Happy Bonnie Mystery, I'm about 1/3 finished with clue 5 :) Sharyn in Kalama