Thursday, October 25, 2012

Winners Parade

Anne Hindmarch

Our October meeting featured a parade of winners from the show. All ribbon winners were encouraged to bring their quilts in to show. Our Best of Show Large winner was Anne Hindmarch for her quilt A Tribute to Jane. Anne had been on a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean during the show and did not know her good news for two weeks. Only the day before the meeting did she learn that her prize was a Bernina sewing machine from Ann Hudson's Bernina Sewing, Etc. in Ridgeland!

Quilts by Susie Jackson, Vivian Plummer, Betty Allen, Faye Barlow, Ella Lucas

Vivian Plummer

Jean Robertson

Morgan Radavich
Members admiring the parade
Our members brought in 67 pillows for our ongoing project of making pillows for children in hospitals. These pillows will be distributed to Forrest General Hospital, Wesley Medical Center, and Marion General Hospital in Columbia. Several walker totes were also turned in. We have had a request for catheter bags and have learned that the walker totes can be used for this purpose also.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

2012 Category Awards

The 2012 winners list has been moved to the website:, Fiber Art & Quilt Show Page.

2012 Show Special Awards

The 2012 Special Awards page has been moved to the website:, Fiber Art & Quilt Show page.

Monday, October 8, 2012

After the Show

We closed our 14th Biennial show with the thought that all that work was well worth the result. Our attendees were effusive with their compliments; lots of people walked out with bags of new fabric, patterns, silent auction and boutique pieces. Many quilters won awards they were not expecting, and many people were amazed at the talent exhibited. Voters picked Ella Lucas' Mini Block Explosion for the Viewers' Choice award. Ella hand-pieced and appliqu├ęd 180 four-inch, scrappy blocks using patterns from Better Homes and Gardens 501 Quilt Blocks. Each block is framed with a ¼" green border and set on point. They are then set off with sashing and borders of cream fabric.
Viewers' Choice:  Mini Block Explosion by Ella Lucas
Mary Ann Scruggs of Hattiesburg was the lucky winner of the donation quilt, Life on Our Planet
The take-down procedure
A complete list of winners will be posted soon.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Scenes from the Show

View from the 2nd floor of Lake Terrace
Best of Show - Large,  by Anne Hindmarch   
Best of Show - Small,  by Leslie Kiger
MQA information table with Polly Duggan selling Martha Skelton books

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Show Opens

Time to open the doors

Vendors are ready for shoppers
Patient husbands
Quilters don't waste time. . . Lois Dedeaux is stitching on a binding

Thursday, October 4, 2012

More Day Four

 The Boutique is set up with hundreds of handmade items--great for gifts. The 19 vendors moved in and began transforming this room into a shopping paradise. More vendors are in the main hall and adjoining rooms.

The judge, Lorraine Covington, gave a presentation this afternoon for our members who could break away from their jobs. She stressed that quilters need to adopt the motto "Progress, not Perfection," which should help us enjoy our improvement without feeling guilty about not reaching perfection.

Day Four Progress Report

Sharon Harris, Pat Faulkender, Lesie Kiger--checking winners list

Preview of coming attractions!

Joe Bingham, Joyce Canady, Donna Crager--hanging the Hoffman Traveling Exhibit

Doris Aultman with the Silent Auction--34 items up for bid

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hanging the Show

Day Three: The Lake Terrace Convention Center staff had the pipe and drape equipment erected when we arrived. While judging continued in the Garden Room and Executive Conference Room, teams began moving judged quilts to the exhibit hall on rolling carts.ID tags remained on the quilts to assure they were kept in order.
The cords that hold the pipes (which thread through the sleeves) had to be unwound from storage, and we used members and LTCC staff. Seeing the large exhibit hall with all these empty rows waiting for the quilts gave us a shudder--it seemed a daunting task to accomplish in the two days we had remaining before opening. But Linda Flanders and Pat Valadez had prepared a map showing a place for each of the 390+ pieces, and we began hanging. Extra-long quilts had to be pinned up until muslin could be placed on the floor to protect them. By the end of the day the judge had completed judging all 22 categories and only had the final special awards to be decided.
The boutique team began filling their room with handmade items we had worked on over the two years since the last show. Vendors will be arriving and setting up on Day Four, and Day Five becomes opening day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Judging the Show

L to R: Gloria Green, Sharon Harris, Judge, Leslie Kiger, Vivian Plummer, Linda Flanders
 We have received all the quilts and have sorted them by category and entry number and laid them out on double or triple tables. Show Judge Lorraine Covington examines them while PBQ members help with moving them about from table to table as they are judged and placed with their category for hanging on the pipe and drape system at Lake Terrace. Actual hanging will begin Wednesday, working toward opening the show on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Judge giving comments to scribes Rhoda Libiez and Donna Burges