Saturday, August 08, 2009
Scrappy Sawtooth Star by Fern Hamlin
Joseph's Coat by Kay Furfaro
Our guild is having its annual quilt show. We keep it simple, with no vendors, or multiple prizes and categories. We hang the quilts in the main section of the Mishawaka library and both casual library users and quilt lovers who read about the show in the paper can look at the quilts. All are given a program describing the quilts and a ballot so they can vote for their favorite. Everybody likes this: the library for the added crowds, the guild, and the quilt viewers too. It's fun to sit and talk to the visitors. I'm always amazed at how seriously people take the voting idea. I usually don't even vote for Viewers' Choice at shows, but everyone here ponders the whole thing for a long time!
The quilts were varied and lovely this year. I can't post them all, so I chose these two as beautiful representatives of the "true" scrap quilt: pieces of left-over fabric, not a collection of new fabrics purchased to look "scrappy."