I wouldn't be doing my duty as publicity chair if I didn't give you the specifics about the show again:
Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild Quilt Show
Nipmuc Regional High School, 90 Pleasant Street (off Route 140), Upton, MA
March 29 & 30/Saturday and Sunday from 10 – 4
$5 Admission/Free Parking/Handicapped Accessible
This Biennial show will feature:
180 Quilts - Made by members with Viewer’s Choice Awards – voting on Saturday only.
Raffle Quilt – Brightly colored stars with hand appliquéd floral border
Silent Auction - Quilts made by guild members
Boutique Table – Various quilts, quilting related items, patterns and books
Vendors – 11 vendors ranging from sewing machines to our favorite local quilt shops
Round Robin Exhibits – 40 quilts featuring traditional round robin, block robin, slice houses and row robins
Boxer Shorts Exhibit – Fighting for a Cure - Embellished boxers made by guild members. Proceeds from this exhibit will be donated to Prostate Cancer Research
Journal Quilts – 39 8 x 11 quilts made by members
I have been making some tote bags to sell at the quilt show boutique. I finished my quilts a few weeks ago and because I love to create I have spent my free time making bags. People often ask me if I sell the bags I make for myself and friends.
This fabric came from The Franklin Mill store in Franklin MA. They are vending at the show and I am really happy about that. Mary and her sister Margaret are gems and we are lucky to have a place that has every sewing notion you can think of .
I love this bag, the fabric from The Franklin Mill, the piping, the velvet button, the braided button clasp, the jewels. If this doesn't sell, I am keeping it!
This bag is recycled from a jacket I made 5 years ago. The blocks took me a year to make. I never wore the jacket, it just didn't fit well. I made 3 bags out of that coat. It has a funky button clasp. I had this cool selection of beads from Friends Fabric Art that I bought at our last show, they are vending again this year.
This bag is made from the fabrics we dyed a few months back. I love this one too, I may have to make another one.
I made this wall hanging for the Silent Auction at the show. The inspiration was the birch tree fabric, I love birch trees.