NBQA, one of my local guilds, holds a quilt show every other year and it is coming up this weekend. I hope if you are in the area you will attend. It is held at the North Kingston High School Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 10-4.
Local quilt shows are great sources of inspiration. Beautiful quilts, free demonstrations, interesting vendors, raffle baskets, children’s activities, small quilt auction and so much more all make for a great creative outing. On Saturday at 2 Chris Bagley will be giving a trunk show – she is a fabulous quilter – I can’t wait to see all her quilts!
Our raffle quilt was designed and pieced by Sharon Mayers and I quilted it. Chances are only $1 and the proceeds will support Solar Sister, a Rhode Island based non profit that trains women in Africa to set up small solar based businesses. The raffle will also support the New England Quilt Museum. So take a chance on a winning a great quilt and support two great causes.
Also, the Quilt for Change exhibit “Women, Peace and Security” will be on display. This is the first time it has been shown at a local quilt show and I hope we will be able to do more local exhibits. If your guild would like to show the exhibit, please contact me.
It is supposed to rain this weekend, so let mother nature do her thing in your garden, and come to the quilt show!!