Yesterday was a gorgeous day in Texas – just perfect to venture out to a quilt show!
Like many of the shows I have attended here in Texas, the Creative Quilters Guild of Ellis County certainly did not disappoint. From raffles, to vendors, to door prizes and of course gorgeous quilts – this group did a fantastic job.
Right from the start we felt at home as the ladies at the front table announced that “men get in free – if you like we have a man’s lounge just down the way!”
You sure can’t argue with that, can you?
This was the 12th annual quilt show and while there were many new contributions, what made this very special to me was the antique and “loved” quilts on display. If you have been following my latest project, I have gotten into restoring older works.
The show was packed full of quilts but also offered
- Quilt Appraisals
- Door Prizes (yes I won one!)
- Silent Auction
- Drawing for gorgeous 2015 donation quilt
The best way to share my experience at the fun event is simply invite you to view the pictures I took.
When visiting a quilt show, there are some rules (check each show for their specific rules):
- No Smoking
- Do not touch quilts (Quilt Angels are there with gloves on to assist you)
- No Food or Drinks
- No Photographs except in approved areas.
Normally, photos are allowed on the show floor; however, individual vendor booths appreciate it if you buy their kits and patterns instead.
I also want to say a special “Thank You” to Suzzett’s Fabrics, Quilts and More, LLC. for donating the Moda charm pack that I won!
Next weekend (July 24-25, 2015) is the Fort Worth Quilt Guild “Christmas in July” show in Fort Worth, Texas. We plan on attending this one too and promise to post lots of pictures!