Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Quilt Police Really Do Exist!

The North Star Quilters Guild show was held in Cadillac, MI today.  The show was raided by the quilt police!  No one was exempt.  I got a citation for having one side of my quilt 1/16th of an inch longer than the other.  Another was "too sparkly", another had "loose stuff" on it, etc.  It was all in good fun, and I think the attendees enjoyed it.
Our show is not judged, just viewers choice.  We usually have about five categories, some staying the same, and some changing every year.  Of course the usual bed quilt, wall/baby, miniature, and miscellaneous. This year's challenge category was two-color quilts (seen below).  It was a popular category.

The miniature quilts:
The general categories:

We were approached last winter by the organization that runs the women's shelter.  At some time they did a project of having people decorate T-shirts to raise awareness of domestic violence.  They asked us to make some quilts for their office and the shelter from the shirts.

Our quilt racks have "feet" that stick out into the aisles, so we cover them with small tables to prevent people from tripping on them.  They are decorated with small items such as this doll.
I hope you enjoyed a few of the quilts from our show.  We had 97 in all, and several vendors.

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of viewers only judging a quilt show. The two colour quilts were amazing, shows what creative people they are.