|Liz G and Ruth M at the Welcome Table|
|Lorraine J and Kathy V at the Information Table|
|Micki A in action at the Tea Room|
|Donna M at the Members' Booth|
The following is a quilt show report form Charlene.
"A Road to Friendships" was the theme of our bi-annual quilt show held on October 17th and 18th at Oakridge Presbyterian Church. Judging from comments received during the 2 days of the show and the days following I think saying our show was a success is an understatement. Over 530 guests attended the quilt show which featured 11 vendors, an antique sewing machine display, demonstrations and a display of over 140 quilts of all sizes.
One of the main focuses of the quilt show committee was to illustrate to our guests who we are as a community. This was the theme behind the main hall displays which featured an information table as well as Community Outreach and Program Committee displays.
Another focus of the show was a Raffle Quilt featured beside the Welcome desk. This quilt was made of red and white London Road blocks donated by members. The quilt was won by Kaitlyn Robinson of London.
For members of the quilt show committee there were many moments over the two days where compliments from our guests were touching and almost overwhelming. One of the best moments for me came when I was showing a non-quilter around the quilts on display -- she was in awe and stated that she had no idea of what quilting really was until then. That to me illustrated our success and showed one more person what a beautiful quilt can be."
|Charlene O-Quilt Show Chairperson Extraordinaire!|
Of course, the main focus of the show was the Quilts! It was a wonderful display of talent and diversity.
|Ring Around the Posies-Lynda W|
|Anniversary Quilt-Micki A|
|Black and White-Karen C.|
|Sewing Basket-Gail ML|
|Buzz Bee-Cynthia N|
|Petals and Circles-Kay S|