The Perinton Quilt Guild, which is the smaller of the two clubs I belong to, wrapped up our season with our last meeting on June 4th. About a month ago we had our bi-annual quilt show and it was a great success! This year the show was held in the gymnasium at the Perinton Recreation Center. Except for it being a bit chilly for those of us that were there for extended periods it was a great location for the show.
View of the show from walking track above gym
The show was a great success with over 300 quilts made from members of our guild hanging. We had more visitors than previous shows and were very pleased with the reception we received from the town. Many people visited the show because they were already at the recreation center for another activity.
You can see most of the show from this view
I was responsible for signing up vendors for the show and they were all pleased with the turn out as well.
Handbags and other small items
In addition to the quilts there was also a display of some smaller items such as handbags and pillows.
Garage sale tables
The guild members also donated sewing and craft items for garage sale tables and we made a bundle of money from the sales. The show was not professionally judged, but rather was judged by popular vote from the visiting public. I had seven quilts hanging in the show. Three lap quilts that you can see below and four wall hangings.
Here are my lap quilts
Two of my wall hanging quilts were winners in this show. My Lily Pond quilt won best small wall hanging and my Autumn Leaves quilt won second place in the large wall hanging category.
There were also a few special activities taking place during the show.
Last Minute Sales of Raffle Quilt Tickets
Tickets were sold for our raffle quilts and the winning ticket was drawn at the end of the show. The other special event was the unveiling of the Perinton Bicentennial Quilt the guild made for the town.
Perinton Bicentennial Quilt
You might remember when I previously blogged about the two blocks I made for the quilt. The church block is in the upper left and the Powder Mills Park block is in the lower right. I am so pleased with how beautiful this quilt turned out. All the ladies that participated did magnificent jobs, from the organizers to the quilt block makers and finally to the quilter that added the finishing touches. If you click on the image you can see a larger view. The border around the outside of the quilt has the names of local parks quilted in script writing.
Gail Mazur presents quilt to town leaders
About two weeks after the quilt show the guild officially presented the quilt to the town. Gail Mazur was the coordinator of the quilt and she gave a small speech before the town supervisor helped to reveal the quilt in its display case.
Guild Members with Supervisor Jim Smith
Some of the ladies that worked on the quilt were able to make it to the presentation and posed in front of the quilt.
Some of us pointing to our blocks
Here are a few of us (that’s me on the left) pointing to the blocks we made. My blocks are so far apart I had difficulty pointing to them and looking at the camera at the same time.
The quilt guild season is now over until September. I really enjoy both of the groups I belong to and will miss meeting up with all of these ladies until then. I hope you enjoyed checking out our quilt show and the beautiful Perinton Bicentennial quilt.
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