The progression of a quilt show could be graphed. From the idea (a tiny point in the lower left corner of the graph) to the decisions of date, venue, name, committees – each another data point. There are ups when details are confirmed (“all the vendor spaces are sold”….”raffle permit approved”….”25 boxes of magazines for sale”….”we have enough fabric to make 80 pillow cases”). There are downs when plans change (“her daughter’s wedding is the day of the show”….”no credit cards?”….”32 bed-sized quilts are entered!”). Optimism prevails, the ups exceed the downs, and by the show’s end everyone is happy (albeit exhausted).
This past weekend was the Northern Lake County Quilters Guild show, Lake County Impressions XII. For years we held the show on the odd year. That competed with another local guild show so we skipped 2013 and are now on even years. This was the third time we have held the show at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center which is relatively centrally-located in northern Lake County. We had a raffle quilt, a boutique, a silent auction, and a vendor mall in addition to 173 quilts on view.
I won two ribbons. I sold two quilts for more than I spent on secondhand books and magazines and fabric from the vendors.
|Joan's Easy Street in 30's fabrics|
|Marilyn's Loyal Union Sampler (J. Chiaverini) -- Members' Choice|
|Another beauty by Marilyn|
|Rose's appliqued yo-yos|
|Nancy's mini Amish|
|Jonnie's 10yo granddaughter made the blocks|
|Not quilted -- all embroidered!|
|This is a screen-print by a printer, quilted by Irene|