Thursday, July 9, 2015

Quilt Show

About a month ago I had the privilege of entering some of my quilts in a show in Caledonia, MO.  Caledonia is where I grew up.  We happened to have planned a trip to Missouri to work on cleaning out my husband's folks' house (not a fun or happy job).  My sister had told me about the upcoming quilt show and I planned to go.  A couple of days before we left she informed me that it was not too late to enter quilts and encouraged me to do so.

SO.......I entered 3 quilts plus one of our mom's (in the vintage quilt category).  My sister also entered her first quilt.  All three of us in a show!  How exciting!  This would have thrilled our mom!

Caledonia is a tiny town and I DO mean tiny!  Less than 150 people.  A couple of ladies put the show together in a couple of months.  Proceeds were to go to help with repairs to the oldest Presbyterian Church west of the Missisisppi and it happens to be in Caledonia.  The local bank donated a $300 cash award for the Best of Show which would be voted on by the attendees.

And guess what?!?!?  I WON!!!!  I won Best of Show plus blue ribbons on the three quilts.  Sister won a third place ribbon on hers!

Aren't the ribbons lovely?

Here is Greta with her quilt.

And mine:

My neice, Lora Beth, me  and my sister Greta.

This is Greta and her friends from work plus her daughter.  They're all learning to quilt.  Later that afternoon, I showed them how to put a binding on and then we had a little class on quilt labeling.  We had so much fun!

And here's my mom's quilt.  Here's the story:  when Mom was 4 she would go to the church quilting bee with her mom and grandma.  She was the only kid there so the ladies taught her to hand piece.  She made the blocks and on her 5th birthday (which was also her grandma's birthday) the ladies put the blocks together and quilted it.  That was on March 9, 1938.

The show was well attended and I think everyone had a great time!

1 comment:

dianne said...

your mom's quilt and the story that goes with it is just too sweet ... congratulations on more awards and ribbons for your lovely work - you're gonna have to build a room just for your accolades!!!