Every other year our local quilt guild, "PieceMakers of the Madison", put on an outstanding quilt show.
Here are just a few photos of the two-day show...
This year our theme was, "Quilt Me a River".
The beautiful Madison River runs through Ennis and south central Montana.
Several of our guild members created these amazing mini quilts depicting the Madison running through our valley.
We lined them up in order for this display...
These photos don't do this display justice at all - but you get the idea.
See how the river keeps flowing through each quilt - so beautiful!
I entered my "happy" Lone Star.
I'll blog more about it later.
(wait until you see the backing...EEE!)
Here is my theme quilt entry.
It was a "round-robin" so several members of the guild
added to it.
It started out as a trout panel and ended up as this!
I also included some embroidered tied flies I had that were created by the local embroidery shop, Coverups.
(thank you, Stacey)
I won this pretty 2nd place ribbon for my
"Home Décor" entry.
It's an old wood window pane and I attached a
crazy patch quilt behind it.
It hangs in a little bathroom in my home - next to a little
So many beautiful quilts deserving of ribbons.
Sue won 1st in Traditional - it's her own design!
I love this Scrappy Trip of Tara's.
She won 2nd place in Traditional.
Bonnie is hanging signage on our raffle quilt.
It's such a cool quilt - those are paper pieced fish.
Bonnie and I are here ready to sell tickets for that amazing raffle quilt.
The kitchen crew, Tara, Vonna Mae and Marsha.
We all donated dozens and dozens of FREE cookies.
My favorite moment of the entire quilt show is our
This year we honored nine Veteran's....ranging in ages from 30 something to 90 something.
Each recipient had a member of the guild create a
quilt for them.
They did not know they were receiving a quilt - such a humbling experience for everyone.
Along with each quilt comes a beautiful certificate from the national QOV Foundation.
Each Veteran is wrapped in their own QOV...
I love these happy faces...
This is our Montana representative, Kathy Coontz, who keeps us all organized.
Her display is amazing!
My sweet husband, an Air Force Veteran, puts on this handsome uniform, stands in front of each Veteran, thanks them for their service, salutes them,
then hands them their quilt.
This man never hesitates to help out when needed.
(he did receive a quilt from me, but I'll blog about it later)
He's visiting with one of the Veteran's after the presentation.
After the presentation - he put on his other "gear" to go riding.
You deserve a few hours on your bike!
(he cracks me up!)
Another great show - now I'm inspired to get working on quilts for the next show in 2018!