Quilts of the Plains

From the Florida sister

Even the 105 degrees of heat didn’t keep folks on the high plains of Colorado from coming together to enjoy this quilt festival — for the 13th year! Of course, we want to share the fun of the day with you – that’s what sisters do!

We had a great spot to display our collections – with fans nearby. (The kind that move the air around – and appreciative people too.)

We were so excited to have our summer blocks of the Seasons at my Window collection ready for this show. (June butterflies, July firecrackers, and August flowers) Additional projects for the spring line are ready as Post Card Projects (shown as the bright hand towels in the photos.)

Starry Night Tree Skirt & projects

Even in June there were quilters planning ahead enough to buy the Starry Night tree skirt, stockings and ornaments patterns.

AND — Uncle Sam was a hit!

We set out our new Let Freedom Ring autograph table cloth and decided to hand a flag marker to any sisters who came through the show together. You would love knowing …

Brenda Schmidt, from Wray, CO, and her sister Kay Flowers, from Statesville, NC. Brenda pretty much taught herself to quilt and even though she has only been at it a couple of years, she is brave enough to tackle queen sized projects. Kay, visiting from quite a distance, is held in high esteem as a seamtress in her own right – according to her sister. They were happy to sign their autographs on the Let Freedom Ring tablecloth and we were glad to be part of their stitching time together.

And we were delighted to meet ….

Joleen Gelvin and Shana Gardner, who live within 3 miles of each other just outside of Wray. They talked about missing their other sister, Treva Orender, who lives in Dayton, Tennesee. As they autographed the tablecloth we learned that they are members of Quilters Annonymous in Wray, which is a quilt guild active in making charity quilts such as Quilts of Valor.

This is definately a “Let’s do that again.” gathering. We extend our thanks to the show sponsors and to Brian Clements, who was a wonderful vendor host. Our appreciation goes to the friendly and helpful director of the Chamber of Commerce, Kyle Hanson, who did a wonderful job of putting this day together.

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