Sunday, September 25, 2011

More Quilt Fest photos

Sorry for the delay with Quilt Fest issues.  Anyway, the four days at Quilt Fest just seemed to fly by, and now it is all over.  There were so many activities going on from early morning until late evening it would be impossible to do it all, although some quilters tried. 

Here are just a few pictures from the vendors mall.  There were lots of new fabrics and tools, patterns and kits, plus some luscious wool for socks.

One booth we tried to avoid but couldn't was the candy booth!! 

Each year our guilds as well as individuals put together and donate these "art auction" baskets to raise money for next year.  These have evolved over the years from small table centerpieces to some really large baskets filled to overflowing with goodies.  Most are for the silent auction and the more elaborate ones go to the live auction.

 Then we have the "Quilts for the Cure".  All proceeds from these quilts and quilted items go to the Susan G Koman Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.  There is another whole display next to this one.  Each year fat quarters are sold during the year, then completed blocks are turned in and displayed for voting.  Then volunteers put the blocks together to make bags, clocks and quilts for the next year.  Tickets are sold during quilt fest for an opportunity to win one of these items.

To see more pictures check out our facebook page.  There are 30+ pictures to see.

1 comment:

Cathie said...

There were so many wonderful vendor booths but I have to admit my biggest purchase was made at the chocolate shop! I bought a fabulous assortment of dark chocolates and a box of coconut truffles. Yum! Also bought a scissor necklace from Gina Kimball's booth (though I have to confess mine was made by her sister Lou Ann), the prairie point and scallop border templates, and the cutest "Flying Pig" pin cushion pattern from Village Dry Goods.

Greatly enjoyed the quilts on display as well as the mini's, cancer awareness blocks, and auction items.