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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Quilt Show Success!


I'm back! Yes I know, you sure haven't heard much from me this month. I've been so busy the last two weeks with our Quilt Show- which is now all over but the memories. So I promise- there'll be lots of posts over the next few weeks- more on my trip to Connecticut, our Guild Quilt Show, etc. (You can click on these pics for a larger view.) I'm so tired tonight- sure wish there was somewhere to buy a new pair of feet! I don't think I'm going to get off the couch tomorrow - I've had six days in a row standing on my footies for the entire day. Spent two days at the first of the week cutting 49 fabric kits for a class. Wednesday was a loooong day, driving to Cambridge Narrows to teach for the day, then driving home and helping to get our Show up, although I must say our Committe had already done an awesome job and had the bulk of it in place by the time I got there. Way to go girls! We were so lucky to have such a great "hanging team" who really knew just what to do. Thursday we finished placing the last dozen or so pieces and did all the "tweaking", finished the decorating, placed the cards on the quilts, etc. We had 169 quilts come in- out of the 171 registered. Pretty good I'd say. (Amazing how a deadline helps people to get things finished...) Our attendance was pretty steady all through the two days we were open - we estimate around 600 visitors, including a busload from PEI.
We were pleased to hear lots of good comments and everyone seemed impressed with our Show. Our youngest visitor was only 3 weeks old and our eldest was in her nineties. We did have a great variety of work from our members - from traditional to contemporary, from Art quilt and original works to workshop pieces. Portraits, miniatures, hand-quilting and awesome machine quilting, Challenges, Crazy quilting - we had it all! Ticket sales on the Raffle quilt were brisk and our Vendors were more than pleased. So I guess we can consider our Show a great success! I'll share more pics with you in the next day or two and then I'll tell you more about my trip ...
Thanks for hanging in there in my absence....

Piece,
Linda

Organization is the key to success.

7 comments:

Cathy K said...

Oh, what lovely quilts! That would have been so fun to attend, and I can’t wait for more pictures. Just reading about your activities over the last week makes me tired! You rock! Rest up today and enjoy your downtime. And then tell us all about it! Hugs, Cathy

Gwen Buchanan said...

besutiful, intricate, colorful work/... play!

Gwen Buchanan said...

I meant Beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

It was a great show. Congratulations to you and all the show committee. I really enjoyed seeing it and participating in it. My grandkids loved seeing all the quilts. Of course, the cat quilts were their favorites! Gail M.

Anonymous said...

Your quilt show was very exciting and definitely a success! Congratulations for a job well done. The miniatures were incredible and looked so lifelike. I hardly slept a wink all weekend just dreaming of the day when I will have more time to devote to my favorite hobby (quilting). Thanks for all your hard work. Lucy

Sue said...

quilt show was lovely.. we enjoyed it very much and though I did take pictures, it is nice to see names attached to yours... Could you tell us which quilts won the people's choice...

Linda H said...

Sue- wish you had found me at the Show so we could have met and had a chat! Yes I will certainly announce who wins the Viewers' Choice awards - the ballots have not even been counted yet. Was too tired on Sunday to do much of anything, and today I worked the Federal Election. Maybe I'll start to count them tomorrow...but they will have to be counted by someone else too, so it will be a little while...

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