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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!

Quilt Faire

It’s Quilt Faire Eve!

‘Twas the Night Before Quilt Faire,
and all through the place,
not an entry was stirring,
Not even a vase.

The quilts, they were hung,
on the frames, with great care,
in the hope that admirers
soon would be there.

The quilters were nestled all snug in their beds.
But no visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads,
They were so tuckered out,
They slept like the dead.

One heck of a week,
working hard, getting ready.
Things going so wrong,
and chaos aplenty!

It happens each year,
to our planners dismay,
but it always works out,
by opening day.

See for yourself tomorrow (or this weekend),
Vote on your favorites and do us a favor
We love sewing and quilting,
but what’s even better?

Sharing our handiwork,
and telling their stories.
So exciting to see them
displayed in their glory!

Quilt Faire Hours:
Fri., Oct 19th       9:00am – 4:00pm
Sat., Oct 20th      9:00am – 4:00pm
Sun., Oct 21st    10:00am – 4:00pm

Located at the beautiful Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys

Quilt Faire

The Night Before Quilt Faire…

‘Twas the Night Before Quilt Faire,
and all through the place,
not an item was stirring,
Not even a vase.

The quilts, they were hung,
on the frames with great care,
in the hope that admirers
soon would be there.

The quilters were nestled all snug in their beds,
But no visions of sugar-plums,
they slept like the dead.

One heck of a week,
working hard to get ready.
A lot of things going wrong,
and chaos aplenty!

This happens each year,
to the planners dismay,
but it always works out
by opening day.

See for yourself tomorrow (or later),
and vote on your favorites, to do us a favor.
We love quilting and creating,
but what’s even better?

Sharing our quilts, and telling their stories,
so exciting to see them in all of their glory!

A sneak preview Shhh!
[A sneak preview    Shhh!]
Quilt Faire Hours:
Fri., Oct 9th        9:00am-4:00pm
Sat., Oct 10th      9:00am-4:00pm
Sun., Oct 11th     10:00am-4:00pm

Located at Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys

Quilt Faire

The Night Before Quilt Faire…

FramesAndSkirts
Frames Waiting For Quilts

SettingUpBoutique
Boutique Almost Ready

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twas the Night Before Quilt Faire, and all through the place
not an item was stirring.
Not even a vase.
The quilts were hung, onto frames with care,
in the hope that admirers soon would be there.

Quilters were nestled all snug in their beds.
No visions of sugar-plums,  they slept like the dead.

A tiring week, working hard to get ready,
checking, re-checking each tiny detail,
is making us looney, some wanting to bail.

Then the Faire opens and quilters agree,
that the toil was worth it, in many degrees.

See for yourself tomorrow or later,
and vote on your favorites, to do us a favor.
We love sewing and quilting but what’s even better,
is sharing them with you at our Quilt Faire each year   😉

Follow The Shoes!
Follow The Shoes!

 

Still Smiling Thursday
Still Smiling Thursday

 

Quilt Faire Hours:
Friday, Oct 10th 9:00am-4:00pm
Sat., Oct 11th 9:00am-4:00pm
Sun. Oct 12th 10:00am-4:00pm

Located at Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys