Sherry Reynolds with her quilt Eternal Beauty. Took her four years. The details are astounding. She drafted the pattern…says the math is the most fun… did an outstanding job of choosing fabric, then pieced it. She used the Bernina 1000 to piece and quilt it. GREAT JOB, Sherry!
Filmmaker Ken Burns has collected quilts since the 1970's, but Burns has never publicly shared his collection until recently when he allowed the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln to exhibit a selection of them."The Quilts of Ken Burns" will be featured in our final episode of Season 9. Watch Nebraska Stories TONIGHT at 8pm CT/ 7MT on NET.
St. Mary’s Quilt Show 2017 is now in the record books! It was a great show. 1800 people entered the church over the two days. Sadly some people were not able to enter the church, and next year we are contemplating adding an additional day and additional hours. Many people enjoyed the Quilter’s Quick Passes, sold prior to the show, so be sure to check out our website for more information. We will have our website updated around mid September, 2017, for the 2018 show.
The quilts in the church were spectacular! For all who entered a quilt or two, thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your treasures.
The Dresden Plate Cafe – perfection! We served 1275 delicious lunches, yes that is correct, 1275 lunches in two days. The food was delicious, freshly made and reasonable! I think any restaurant would be happy with those numbers! Our guests were able to pay for lunch when they arrived and pick up their lunch when they were ready to eat. There was a short wait to pick up lunch, but most agreed – well worth the wait!
And who didn’t love the music under the pavilion! On Friday, The M&M Gals had everyone tapping their toes, and the Salvation Army Harbor Light Men’s Choir was fabulous on Saturday!
The Gardens – well, I think God was just showing off. Exquisite!
The photo op on Father Ed’s porch was a hit! Please post some of your pics on our Facebook page! #stmarysquiltshow
Our vendors – the best! A great variety for quilters and non-quilters alike! Something for everyone.
And now, what you have been waiting for – The People’s Choice Award! Drumroll please!
Affairs of the Heart by Vally Wills of the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston.
People’s Choice Award – Second Place
Lou Ellen Hassold Paradise in Blooms
Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild
Quilted by Valerie Wagner
People’s Choice Award – Third Place
Eugenia Letbetter Floral Applique
Hand Appliqué and Quilting
People’s Choice Award Fourth Place
Cactus Rose by Karla Colle, Quilted by Denise Green
Mark your calendars for next year’s show, April 27 and 28, 2018!
St. Vincent De Paul Society is grateful for your generosity, as the proceeds of the show help them to serve those people in our community who can use a hand.
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