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Let it Rain!

The Quilt Faire is over for this year. All Viewer’s Choice Awards were awarded, and the results are posted on Qur Quilt Faire page.

A storm will be coming in this afternoon, and snow is expected here in Arnold (1,000 feet above Murphys). It’s November 1st, and winter is rearing its cold & ugly head early this year. A lot of us don’t feel ready for this, but it is here just the same.

Take Care & Be Safe!

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(Not So) Wild Wednesday

Today the show entries were delivered and put in their proper places. The entire morning seemed strange to all quilt faire veterans because there weren’t any lines of people waiting to check-in. It was as if someone was secretly directing traffic.

Quilt Faire Veterns – Candy Gutierrez, Renorise Nelson-Krause, and Nadine Bowlus

All entries are works of art, and seeing them in person (instead of in photos) is the best part. For that reason, you will not see any of the show posted here.

ONLY one sneak peek of one entry to whet your appetite. And you know how lousy a photographer I am, so you’ll have to factor that in as well.

This year’s peek is wonderfully unique. I usually choose a more traditional quilt – there are many this year I fell in love with, but this one caught my eye. I decided to choose it as a “teaser” because it would appeal to both young and not-so-young alike…


I would be cheating you if I did not give you a look into our boutique now that it is no longer empty…

The Baby and Toddler Section brightens up the room
Oodles of Wonderful Things!

Our Show Opens Tomorrow, Friday, October 21st, at 10:00 am.

See You This Weekend!

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A Peek (behind the scenes)

As promised…

All these pictures were taken on Monday the 17th.

The first batch, taken between 9 and 10 am, show the “naked” Boutique and the Exhibit rooms. Then the work in progress, along with worker bees. Finally, the Boutique is ready to unpack, and the showroom has frames and drapes ready and waiting for Wednesday when the quilts are hung.

I just noticed the gallery arrangement switches the images around, so they are not staying in order. I’m sure you can figure it out. We all worked hard, and Tuesday is declared a “day of rest.”


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Behind the Quilt Faire

Many of us have been busy making things ready for our annual Quilt Faire (QF) for months. [Please forgive my use of acronyms, but I tire of typing out ‘Quilt Faire’ so many times.] This week we will be doing physical labor at Ironstone Vineyards, putting everything in place for QF. We have four days to do this before the QF opens on Friday, the 21st. Piece of Cake, right?

Two trucks get loaded up Sunday, one with all the equipment, parts, and tools to build the “sets” needed to display entries. The other truck is loaded with bins and bins full of handmade items to be sold in our Boutique. Trucks and workers will descend upon Ironstone on Monday morning and get to work unloading.

Monday is busy with building frames to hang quilts on, decorating, and displaying in the boutique. There are people ironing the curtains and skirts that hang around the quilts. I will be roaming around taking photos – nothing about exhibits will be posted until after the opening day. Maybe one “sneak peek.”

Tuesday is possibly a day of rest, depending on how many volunteers are working on Monday.

Wednesday is the day entrants check in their items for display, and the quilts and wall hangings are hung. Big fun to see items in person! Once the quilts are hung and “approved,” the pinning of the curtains begins. This is done to hide the pipes that are used for the frames.

Wednesday afternoon, the hostesses are trained and get familiar with the show’s layout. Last-minute futzing is done.

Thursday, our wonderful vendors move in and set up.

Friday, the show opens and continues through Sunday.

We hope to see you there!