Quilt show draws 300 visitors
The Norske Needlers Quilt Guild of Iola held its second quilt show commemorating its 10th year as a quilt guild on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Iola Old Car Show Activity Center.
Striving for a larger show with more quilts and vendors, the guild exceeded its expectations. Guests, which numbered over 300 viewed over 200 quilts, throws, table runners and quilted clothing made by the 35 members.
One of the highlights of the show was the “bed turning” by Jerry Johnson of pre-1950 quilts.
Carol Burke, a certified quilt appraiser, was kept busy appraising quilts.
There were many bargains to be found from the vendors including fabric, quilting supplies and other crafts, plus a members’ Quilters Boutique.
Another interesting stop for guests was the challenge quilt. Quilt guild members were given a “fat quarter”(18×22 inch) piece of an “ugly fabric” to make into a wall hanging, runner or other quilted piece following specific rules.
The challenge quilts were on display and guests could vote for their favorite.
Charity projects including quilts for Tomorrow’s Children and pillowcases for children in foster care and hospitals, and nursing home patients were on display.
When a rest was needed, Lisa’s Catering of Wittenberg offered many lunch choices.
The show was enjoyed by experienced quilters, beginners, a quilter “want-to-be’s” and people who just appreciate the creativity, beauty and artistry of putting fabric together.