This is an exciting week! It’s Quilt Show time! Consider this your personal invitation to come to Quilt Reflections 2018, a Quilt Show hosted by Manitoba Prairie Quilters (MPQ). You will not be disappointed.
While you are there, submit a bid on my Challenge Quilt – Peace Moon, a pattern by Laurel Burch. The challenge was to make a Christmas wall hanging using fairy frost white fabric and button (provided) +anything.
There will be approximately 20 other fabulous wall quilts to bid on, with all proceeds going to St. Matthews Maryland Ministries. St Matthews Maryland has many programs available to assist families that live in the core area.
You might also want to purchase tickets to the raffle baskets. Last summer I made several glass-on-glass mosaics done in quilt block patterns. But how many does a person really need? I decided to donate this to the cause. Can you see it in your back yard?
If you missed the 2017 Quilt Along where we made a Hand Stitching Book … or if you really don’t want to go to all that work, you can buy the one I made by visiting the MPQ Boutique. The books work REALLY well if you like stitching while travelling. The one I use has gone through many airports and many countries. I have no intention of mass producing them but have this extra one that you can purchase. Some of my quilted postcards are also available at the Boutique.
The raffle quilt has been travelling around the countryside since last summer, visiting various quilt stores. It was made by Southend Quilters, a MPQ Satellite group that I quilt with most Tuesdays. It was custom quilted by Kathy Schwartz of Tamarack Shack.
I first wrote about making the blocks in October 2016. Time has gone so fast! As of Sunday, the quilt will have a new permanent (and hopefully loving) home. Most of the tickets have been sold but there are a few left for the show, should you wish to purchase any.
Finally, when you are tired of shopping and looking at the almost 200 quilts, rest your weary feet with a stop at the Demonstration area. There is a great range of demonstrations being held all three days. They are open to all and best of all, they are free. I am doing a demonstration of Quilting with Rulers on a Domestic Sewing Machine on Friday at 6:00 pm. Come, if that interests you.
I will be at the show every day and would love to see you there! Stop and say hi.