The Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild in Kirksville, MO, had our 28th Annual Show a couple weeks ago. If you were there, then you were treated to a wonderful display of quilts. If you weren’t, then you missed out, but I’m here to give you a tour of some of it!
It’s always a fun time, and this time was no exception. We have a display of our Community Service quilts, a bedturning, vendors, a raffle quilt, and this year, we had approximately 130 quilts displayed in the show itself. It’s a lot of work by guild members to put this show on every year, but it’s so worth it, and I must say we did a good job again this year!
The bedturning is always popular, a very well-attended portion of our show.
We have Viewer’s Choice voting during our show, and that is how the awards are handed out. We give 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons in each of 11 categories. I took pictures of all the first-place winners so you can have a peek at the show yourself, in case you didn’t get to go.
We split our Hand Guided Machine Quilted quilts into two categories — those under 82″ in width, and those 82″ and over in width.
Our Quilt Guild Challenge category is open only to members, and displays the quilts from our yearly guild challenge. This year’s challenge display was our Strip Challenge quilts, and the top honor went to Cathy P., with her “Dad’s Ties” quilt:
And we had a raffle quilt designed around our theme this year. Our “Reflections of Freedom” raffle quilt was designed by Michele Breault using EQ7 Quilt software, pieced by Michele, Susan Guffey, Scarlett Ledford, and Peggy Clark, and quilted by me. It was 105″ square, a huge and beautiful creation.
And that’s that! How did you like our show? We hope to see you at next year’s show . . . It’s always the first weekend of June. I’ll post the dates for next year’s show as soon as they’re confirmed.