Friday was our annual quilt show at the circa 1890s Hall. Our quilt show is not judged and there is no voting on favorite quilts, but just is an opportunity to showcase local talent and vintage quilts from local residents. It also encourages people to buy raffle tickets for the handquilted queen sized quilt that you can get a glimpse of just to the right of the doorway. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the raffle goes toward scholarships for our local young people.
As you can see, my Fannie Mae von Nubbinwagger was front and center and generated interested from everyone who came by. There was the best turn out for this event since I became involved ten years ago in the quilting group that meets at the hall to work on the scholarship quilt and various charity quilts. The event was to open at 2 PM, but our first group came at 1 o’clock. They were folks from out of the area who were driving by to check out the fire damage from the recent Chimney Fire that I posted about a couple of weeks ago. They happened to see our signs out on the road, and came out of curiosity. Of course, we welcomed them in early, and the folks continued to come on a constant stream until 7 o’clock, when we took a break for a potluck dinner and to draw for the donated door prizes for those who purchased quilt raffle tickets that day. My assignment was to welcome people at the door, hand out programs and “white gloves” for those who wanted to pet the pretty quilts and answer any questions. I was kept hopping the entire day.
The handquilting on this last one was finished while the quilter was evacuated from her home because of the fire.