Sunday, October 29, 2006

Chilliwack PieceMakers Quilt Guild Quilt Show - The Four Seasons - October 28, 2006 - Part IV

This has been a busy weekend! The activity has definitely been quilt related, but I haven't been quilting.

Saturday was our quilt guild's first "hung" quilt show. We have had two quilt shows in the past - 2 and 4 years ago respectively, but they were a version of "show and tell". A hung show is definitely a lot more work, but well worth the results.

We had 142 quilts entered. It is surprising that we never asked our members for any quilts in particular, we never jurried the quilts into the show, and yet we received 142 very different and distinct quilts--all wonderful quality!

We received several favorable comments during the show from visitors.

Along with the quilts that were displayed, we had a vendor's mall: 3 quilt shops, 1 yarn shop, and several of our members had tables including a bear maker. We sold tickets on a raffle quilt - proceeds support purchasing supplies for our We Care program. We had several door prizes--your door prize ticket was included in your admission to the show. We also sold tickets on draws that were made each hour for lovely gift baskets that were chock full of fabric, patterns, kits, coupons for oil changes, travel mugs, Jim Shore ornaments, etc. Some of our members and the local chapter of the Applique Society provided ongoing demonstrations. We also had a tea room where you could purchase sandwiches, crackers and cheese, and sweets to have with your coffee and tea.

The last count I heard was over 350 visitors for the day (not including our own guild members)!

I was involved in the set up of the show on Friday afternoon / evening and was working at the show all day Saturday including take down of the quilts and frames and clean up at the end of the day. I was exhausted today and would have enjoyed sleeping in. This morning I should have been able to sleep an extra hour because of the time change but no one informed Joey of the arrangement so he was up as usual--at 5:30 am! If Joey is up, I soon have to get up because when he is hungry he doesn't leave me alone until I have fed him!

Enjoy the last of the pictures from the show and join me in congratulating the PieceMakers for a very successful show!

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  1. I have so enjoyed looking at all the quilt pictures and the set up of the show. A lot of work but worth the effort. The basket of flowers were a nice touch too! Well done, ladies and gents.

  2. Thanks for sharing all these pictures, it certainly looks like a wonderful show with lots of terrific quilts-wish I could see them in person.

  3. It looks like a wonderful show -- thank you for sharing it with us. A lot of work goes into making a quilt show seem like no work at all *s*

  4. What a wonderful show. You have a really talented bunch of quilters there.

    The show looks so nicely hung. I love the big pots of Mums sitting on the floor by the quilts. I wish I would have been able to come out. It was just the one day though.

    Did someone built the wood frames for hanging the quilts?

    Congratulations on the show and thanks for the pictures.

  5. Norma, congratulations on the big success!! Thanks for sharing with all of us, too.

  6. *laughs*

    I came earlier today and saw the quilts you'd already posted.

    You really brightened my day when I read this though:

    "...sandwiches, crackers and cheese, and sweats to have with your coffee and tea."

    I know a LOT of women who're going thru the change of life, and often have sweats with their coffee and tea already!

  7. Norma, thank you so much for posting pictures of the quilt from your show; they are wonderful and such a variety!

  8. You are right, there is a lot of variety in these quilts. Probably since this is the first show. Eventually, people will take more ideas from each other, and develop a more consistent taste for quilts. These are all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing them. It does look like a lot of work - I like all the flower baskets too - but it seems like it was worth the effort.

  9. Congratulations!!!
    I really enjoyed all your photos on the last fews posts. Thanks for sharing. I'll be back for a 2nd look when I have lots more time, maybe with my coffee

  10. Congratulations of a great show and thank you so much for sharing all the photos with us! Your group certaining has a wide variety of quilting styles - and lots of talent.