Monday, September 24, 2012

Wrap Up

Hello Everyone,

The Things with Wings quilt show has now ended.  By all accounts it was a HUGE success.  It was well attended by men and women alike.  Something for everyone.  Many asking us to do it again next year and hoping to enter their quilts in the show!  Very exciting!!

Over the next week, I will be editing the photos of every single quilt that was entered into the show and uploading so all can see.

Right now I would like to acknowledge some of the fabulous people and happenings.

First up, our great vendors!

Julie of Cowles Quilting was busy demoing the Gammill during the show.

Close to Home was represented by Janet and Denise and these girls are great!

Wilma and Jim of Christian Lane Quilters shared there unique wares and quilting.

Barbara, her husband and her mom from Six Gables Designs had many different patterns and designs that were shared.

Look at this cute display!

My mom helped me in my booth all weekend.  We enjoyed being tucked under the wing of a plane.  I couldn't have done it without you, thanks Mom!

My very good friend Justine was my right hand AND left hand "man" throughout this show.  It is with her contribution, in more ways than one, that this show was a great success!!  Justine, I can't possibly thank you more... maybe Hawaii???

Don, one of our most prolific art quilters, had some unbelievable quilts on display.  He drew a crowd... a sort of harem. 

Sue Reich gave two riveting lectures on her WWII quilts.

Here is Don and his wife Eunice, next to both of their quilts.  Eunice's quilt is on the left and Don's on the right.  By the way, not only do they both quilt, but they are both pilots!

Here is a photo of myself, Sue Reich, and Susan Orred.  Not only am I thankful to everyone, but especially these two ladies.  Sue Reich for showcasing her impeccable collection of WWII quilts, lecturing to the Veterans and to the show goers.  Susan Orred who is the Director of Development and Marketing at the museum, without Susan and ALL her guidance and her endless hours with me and all the volunteers, this show would have never happened.  Thank you, Susan!!

All the proceeds of this show benefitted the New England Air Museum, please visit them it is a little gem tucked conveniently in CT.

A crowd has appeared for the drawing of the wonderful baskets that were raffled off by the Hearthside Quilters of Harwinton, CT.  There were many happy winners!

Our viewer's choice ribbon winner for the Things with Wings challenge, Dottie!!

And our viewer's choice winner from our main exhibit, Don!

We had a table set up for crafts and demos.  These two lovely ladies helped our show goers make origami cranes.

The other side of the table had quilting demos going on, and all these ladies sat and sewed!! 

After the quilts were all down, we had a very organized check out process courtesy of Justine.

And at the end of the show we all felt like this...

I know it is blurry... sorry she was moving too fast.

Hope you enjoyed the journey, check back for a full slideshow of all the quilts entered in the show. 

Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for the 13th block in the Blogger's BOM.

Until Next Time...



Shruti said...

Congratulations on a VERY successful show! Looking forward to see all those quilts! India Modern Quilt Guild is planning to host India Quilt Show next year! I'm going to pester you with a lot of questions girl!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Congratulations! it sounds like it was a great success if people are talking about it happening again next year.
Nice to put a face to Christian Lane people - I have ordered fat backs from them for my quilts when I am too lazy to sew backings for big quilts.
I bet you were glad your mom was helping out at your table.
Good Job!

mascanlon said...

What a terrific setting for a show Jackie! And the quilts look wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us all.

Johanna said...

I really enjoyed the show! It isn't often that you can take the family to a quilt show and EVERYONE has fun. I think you may have opened a can of worms for yourself by having this show! It may just become the next big must attend quilt show :) The girls enjoyed it too and yes, I did enjoy the planes. Just don't tell my husband! Shame on me for not visiting the museum before. They have quite the collection.

Nancy said...

Thanks for all the wonderful photos of the show for those of us who live too far away to attend. It looks like everything was well organized and displayed. I'd call the show a HUGE success. Nice job, everyone!

Jean(ie) said...

Sounds like the show was a resounding success... Yay!!!! Love it! The featured quilts were great... Loved the award-winning quilts. Loved them!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Congrats on a fabulous show, Jackie! Kudos!!

StasaLynn said...

Yes, congrats on such a successful show and how much fun... I mean quilts and planes... a little something fun for everyone! Thanks for sharing great photos of the beautiful - and I mean absolutely beautiful - quilts....

Cathi said...

Congratulations, Jackie, on such a successful show. :-)

I can't wait to see the photos of the quilts!

Kim said...

Nice going Jackie it looks like it was a lot of fun.......gonna try it again next year? Hopefully I'll be home and can make it next time.
Congratulations on a job well done!

Happy Sewing

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