Saturday, October 6, 2012

Streetsboro Quilt Show

Raffle Quilt
Oh joy for a weekend at the Streetsboro Quilt Show!  I love seeing the quilts from all the talented quilters in our area, and for the first time ever, I entered a quilt in a show and had it judged.  I have been quilting for about four years, so I guess it was about time to join the quilters who dare to put  "pieces" of themselves on display - pardon the pun.

The Streetsboro Quilt Guild puts so much time and energy into this wonderful show.   They make and raffle a quilt and baskets, and even included a sewing machine.  Much of the profit goes to the local food bank.  What an awesome guild!

I tried to win this cute, little Bernina, Bernette, but no luck.  Talking to Nancy from the Twinsburg Bernina Shop, I found out this Bernette 46 is only $150.  I think that is a good price for a portable machine and it sews great; I tried it out!

 Every quilt has a story and my BOM Civil war quilt is no different.   It earned a 2nd place ribbon, but I know that the ribbon belongs not to me alone.  The honor is shared with all the people who encouraged me and helped me along on my quilting journey: the quilt shop ladies, Michelle, Kathy, Barbie and Miss Carol just to name a few. Most of all, I have to thank the good Lord for granting me the patience to put all the little pieces together in the first place.  Without them, this quilt would not be finished.
After it was finally sewed together, Eva Birch added her quilting magic of swirls and feathers . . . such a lovely final touch.

My son Adam is holding up the quilt for me. 
You can see a bit of the quilting here. 

Here I am by my BOM Civil War Quilt.  Does my head look bigger than usual?

"Finished is way better than perfect!"

Tomorrow I'll post more pictures from the show.


  1. Congratulations! Your quilt is beautiful...what a lovely accomplishment!

  2. Very nice Aunt Gladys!!!