Friday and Saturday the quilt guild Kathy belongs to held their annual quilt show. I look forward to this each year because unlike the national quilt shows where big names in quilting display their work, this show showcases the talents of local ladies. Their work is just as amazing as what you can see in a national show. These are the kinds of quilts I like because they are quilts to be used, not just displayed. The ladies put just as much time and effort into them as the experts do.Here are some examples.
Part of the show was dedicated to a book challenge Katy proposed to the group. They had to make a quilt that was inspired by a book, preferably one in their guild library,
The ladies participated in a “Mystery Quilt” challenge. Each month they were given part of the directions for a quilt. After several months, this is what the quilt turned out to be. This was done by the woman who designed the challenge.
There were many other displays to see at the show. There was a section of all Christmas items. There was a section devoted to Fall displays. There was a “Jar Quilt” challenge as well. Here the ladies make quilts with things that can be put in a jar. There was also a Silent Auction. It is truly amazing to see what these talented women come up with each year.