Springtime = Showtime, Quiltshow Time that is!
Springtime means quilt show time! My calendar reminded me yesterday that it was time to check out what the members of the Weyburn Crocus Quilters’ Guild have been working on over the past two years. It was time for a road trip to seek and find color and reconnect with friends.
Colleen Sproat gave me a tour of the show just before it opened. It is great to have friends in local guilds… This row of quilts resulted from Colleen’s mystery quilt workshop. Isn’t it fabulous?
Color and pattern everywhere. There are no ribbons – as it is a non-judged quilt show. There was a viewer’s choice ballot that everyone received upon entry into the show. The quilt with the most votes will receive a CQA/ACC rosette at the end of today. 162 quilts were on display. On average each quilt member contributed 3 – 4 quilts.
Vi Mitchell (90) was one of two featured quilters. Vi continues to favor handwork over machine. The work on display is hand embroidered, hand pieced and hand quilted.
The first free seminar of the quilt show presented by one of the vendors was popular.
Quilt shows in smaller towns are even more exciting thanks to the the vendors that make the trip and set up their wares. Corinne Hewitt came all the way from Hanna, AB. You may recognize the name – I taught a workshop at Corinne’s shop a year ago. It was great to reconnect with her and meet her mom who lives in Carlisle, SK.
Shirley Mathieson from Moose Jaw (right) was the trunk show presenter Friday night. Bonnie (left) was her hostess and helper while hanging her hand-dyed and beaded piece.
The Weyburn Quilt Show is on until 4 pm today at the local curling rink. You still have a couple of hours to check out the great display of quilts and the vendors.If you live close to the area and are a quilter, I know you have already spent time in Weyburn this weekend. If you missed it – mark your calendar for 2016. This event repeats every two years.
This entry was published on May 10, 2014 at 1:50 pm. It’s filed under In the News
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