Sunday, November 22, 2009

25th Anniversary Challenge

Jo-Ann Evans made the winning Challenge piece to help celebrate our guild's 25th Anniversary. The 24" x 30" quilt featured a pieced tree for each year and contained important historical information--organizing date, past presidents' names, and dates and locations of our quilt shows (beginning at Trinity Episcopal Parish House in 1985, then ten shows at Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center, Hurricane Katrina date, causing us to delay the 2005 show until 2006, and arriving at Lake Terrace Convention Center in 2008).
Other participants in the Challenge were Martha Ginn, Barbara Peters, Allene Korinek, Sally Henderson, Doris Dunn, Donna Crager, Frances Good, and Kim Overstreet.

Sara Ward from Philadelphia presented a trunk show and shared many beautiful quilts with the group. She brought with her several family members representing three generations who are helping to carry on the rich quilting heritage.
After careful thought and discussion, the group decided on the theme for our 2012 show: "Life on Our Planet," opening up possibilities of thinking green, repurposing fabric, and conservation of our natural resources. This will follow 2010's theme of Log Cabins.