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.
Oh My! Yes, Monday the 19th is Comfort Quilt Kit Day. The guild supplies the fabric and the patterns. Members cut fabrics according to the pattern, so whoever checks out the kit can have everything they need to make the quilt top, back, and binding.
Take a peek at past years’ Comfort Quilt Cut days:
You may have noticed that we have way more room than cutters. Let’s remedy that this year, OK?
Monday is August 22nd, and our summer break is over. Quilters have finished comfort quilts and boutique items to “turn in.” I got a huge bag of fabrics for the free table. I know many others have items too, so it may be a madhouse. I plan to go early and browse the table for missing fabrics from my stash of fabrics.
Our Calendar asks us to bring in items we did over the summer for “Sew & Tell.” Our walls will be well covered with the beautiful items posted on our Facebook page. All of the excitement is not only about free fabric and finished items. Two months is a long time to go without seeing and hugging our friends!
Well, it sounds more fun than “Let’s Get to Work!” It IS a lot of work putting on a quality quilt show, but we do have fun in spite of that. Many parts make the whole event and most of those go together like well oiled gears. Members have streamlined the processes and tweaked this and that to make it even smoother for the next year. This year will be tougher than most. We did not have our faire last year, so our newer members need training, and we lost quite a few members in 2020 & 2021. Some moved away from the mountains, and we lost some in death. The most challenging part will be keeping up with the shifting rules and current mandates that COVID causes.
This year our Quilt Faire ‘Queen’ is Dana Osterlund. This means that she is in charge of everything involving the Quilt Faire. Quilt Faire committees (35 of them), report to her on their status.
Entered quilts and exhibits are analyzed, arranged and rearranged. All applications are sorted (by size, color and theme) during a Planning meeting. The final show layout is decided at this meeting and the results are distributed to the frame builders and the check-in and return crews.
Now, all the behind the scenes work gets serious. We have only 18 days or so to prepare for our invasion of Ironstone Vineyards and what we call “Quilt Faire Week”