The Sew Much to Celebrate, Eh! Quilt Show took place at the Centre Grey Recreation Complex in Markdale this weekend. Organizer Carla Crowther said over 700 people attended the show over two days and the Queen’s Bush Quilters (QBQ) are calling the event a big success.
“We’re grateful to all of our members, vendors, the Grey Highlands Hooking Craft Guild (GHHCG), and the support of the Municipality of Grey Highlands, the Canada 150 Committee and sponsors such as Chapman’s Ice Cream,” said Carla.
Over 100 new quilts filled the centre and sides of the arena with hanging quilts displayed in large frames allowing attendees to move in and around each spectacular piece. Also among the artistry on display were vintage quilts and many works commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday. A rug hooking show with demos hosted by GHHCG highlighted the event. The Tea Room upstairs served lunch and refreshments.
The Viewer’s Choice Award went to Arlene Marchuk-Wilkens’ Fire Island Hosta Queen, a paper piercing pattern sourced from the Judy Niemeyer collection.
The show was the culmination of three years of preparation by members of QBQ and garnered praise from many of those in attendance.
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