On April 27 – 28 the Weyburn Crocus Quilters held their Quilt Show at the Weyburn Curling Rink. 424 people attended (plus students who were admitted with no charge) and we were so pleased to see so many quilters and non-quilters attend.
There were 265 items on display: 186 from our Guild members, 20 from our Guild feature quilters, 9 WCS students’ items, and 50 items from our guest quilter, Susan Jaenen-Griffin.
What a beautiful display of colour, creativity, designs and workmanship!
Below are some samples of items that were on display.
This year our Guild was honored to have two of our members as Feature Quilters, Darlene Holdstock and Leeann Millar. We thank them for sharing their work with us.
Darlene Holdstock, a long-time Guild member has beautiful quilts and her workmanship is a joy to see. Darlene attributes a number of her quilts to classes she has taken over the years.
Leeann Millar also does beautiful work and she has been a Viewer’s Choice winner and runner-up in our two previous Quilt Shows. She loves to do very intricate quilts.
And again, Leeann did not disappoint! Her “365 Challenge” was chosen as this year’s Viewer’s Choice. Leeann had a block a day for a year and she faithfully pieced the blocks as the year progressed. It was well worth the work with so many tiny pieces! Congratulations, Leeann!
This year we were very pleased to have a Guest Quilter and Fiber Artist, Susan Jaenen-Griffin from Moosomin, who met with the public throughout the Show and shared her exhibit of her journey of recovery from Lyme disease. Susan’s creativity is amazing!
Quilt Show Chair, Marg Stewart was pleased to present Susan with a gift of flowers in appreciation of her willingness to share her work.
A special quilt on display was a hand pieced quilt made by Mrs. Balog and hand quilted by the Khedive Heritage Quilters.
We were pleased to have some youth show their work at our Show. Eight WCS students showed their items and Leah Fornwald brought some students on Friday afternoon for a brief pre-show visit.
And young Ireland, who has Donna L. as a mentor, displayed her strip quilt.
Humboldt Strong was evident with several quilts from Guild members to be donated. Some quilts were completed and others were being worked on during the show.
A Memorial Table was set up in honour of five of our Guild members who have passed away in the past three years. Remembered were Ethel Pearce, Kathy Williams, Renee Marx, Joyce Kitchen and Heather Keefe.
Once again we had five beautiful Raffle Baskets that were raffled and thanks to the committee who organized the baskets and for all the donations and ticket buyers.
Our Quilt Raffle was a huge success and thanks to all the quilters, sellers of tickets and purchasers of tickets … and the lucky winner was Scott Sabados of Weyburn!
And no Quilt Show would be complete without Vendors. Thanks to our four vendors for coming to share their wares! Each of the Vendors provided a door prize and did a demo during the Show.
For the Love of Quilting — Corinne from Hanna, AB
Quilters Haven — Arlyce from Moose Jaw
Quilter’s Den — Alvina from Morden, MB
Second Story Quilting — Christa from Torquay
And our own Guild members had a number of lovely items for sale at the popular Guild Sales Table.
All in all it was a very successful show! It was an opportunity to visit, to view all the beautiful quilts, to shop and to learn! Thanks to all our Guild workers who showed their quilts, to all who helped in any way, and to all who supported our Guild by attending our 2018 Spring Bouquet of Quilts!