Saturday, July 11, 2009

quilt Show, Montrose, is a huge success July 11, 2009

The 14th annual Black Canyon Quilt Show drew big crowds each of the three days the show was open to the public. Held at Montrose's Pavilion, the quilts were easily viewed by the hundreds of quilt patrons and quilt lovers who came from far and wide to enjoy these works of wonder.
Show judges, Laura Pedge of Quilter's Corner, Kari Harvey  from Hi Fashion Fabrics, both of Grand Junction, and Pat Schwarzkopf from Dolores, had their hands full.
Aside from the show, workshops were held each of the three days based on fabric coloring, strip technique, making purses and bags, machine felting, using invisible thread, fabric painting and more. 
Another interesting offering was "Bed Turning," an activity in which heirloom quilts were displayed as the historian read the history of the particular quilt. Quilts went back as far as the early 1800's. This show dates back to the 'olden days, when it was an opportunity for a lady to show off all the quilts she had made to her friends.
Money raised at the Silent Auction this year benefits Hospice and Palliative Care of western Colorado.
Watch for this great show next year.

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