Tuesday, April 12, 2016

At Fairholme this week ... we had a quilt show!

Fairholme Quilters 2016 Quilt Show is done and dusted. It was a great success - lots of visitors, many compliments on the quilts, popular vendors, excellent catering, good sales at our craft boutique, and an excellent result from our quilt raffle (the funds raised will be donated to Studio ARTES fire appeal).

For the first time we had invited guest exhibitors, textile artists from Studio ARTES, and as you know if you are a regular reader, a fire at their main studio a few days before the show put their presence in jeopardy. However, the artists and staff pulled together a very popular exhibition of undamaged artworks, and rocked the show! Visitors were captured by the artworks (and bought them), and by the creativity, resilience and strength of the artists, and their determination to rebuild. And the artists and staff were delighted by the support - both financial and personal.

Thank you to our many visitors for making the show such a success, and to our members, led by Show Coordinator Pat Nerlich for producing such a successful event for Fairholme Quilters, for Studio ARTES and for for our local community.

The show is not judged, and the quilts are not juried. Just three prizes are awarded, all of them Viewers' Choice:

Viewers' Choice - Sue Hodges, Lots of Dots, designed by
Chris Jurd. Congratulations Sue!
Viewers' Choice runner up was shared by Miriam Jones,
  My Happy Place (made in classes with Margaret Sampson George)
... and Lynette Harvery, Subway, pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.
Congratulations to you both!
2016 Challenge winner - Elaine Walton, Forest Floor
(original design). Congratulations Elaine!
There will be more quilt show posts, including the 2016 Challenge, curated by Roslyn Pullen.

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