Harrison Mills Quilt Show

This weekend was the annual Harrison Mills Quilt Show.  A small group of quilters–The Stitch and Rip Group–meet weekly in the hall to share their love of quilting and once a year, in October, they host a small quilt show featuring the talents of local quilters.  This is a fund raiser to support the upkeep of the hall.
This year, I entered six quilts.

1.  Lap size All About Halloween

2.  Pumpkin Warm Wishes

3.  Halloween Contemporized Country Squares

4.  Halloween Scrappy Log Cabins (on the left and Contemporized Country Squares on the right)

5.  JR1600 – Ladybugs in the grass

6.  Bear Paw

Harrison Mills Quilt Show – October 19

Last Sunday was the Harrison Mills Quilt Show. Harrison Mills is a tiny community. Local quilters are encouraged each year to bring their quilts for display in the community hall over the weekend. Admission fees to the quilt show along with raffle ticket proceeds go to support an annual bursary for a local grade 12 student wishing to pursue post secondary education. This show was great value for $2.00.

This is Ursula’s house quilt. Ursula does our program presentation each month at our Guild meetings.

This is another of Ursula’s quilts.

This quilt also belongs to Ursula.

The hall is small, but these ladies know how to get all of the 100+ quilts displayed.

The blue and yellow quilt on the left belongs to Leslie. Leslie hosts our Monday night quilt group at her house.

The green Warm Wishes quilt on the right is one of mine.

Recognize these quilts? These were two of the five quilts that I displayed at the show this year.

This is another of Leslie’s quilts.

Harrison Mills Quilt Show – October 14, 2007

I am so behind in posting. I realized yesterday that there are pictures still on my camera from two quilt shows that I attended in October.

These pictures are from a small local quilt show in Harrison Mills. Each year there is a small dedicated group of women who live in the community who put together a quilt show inviting all local quilters to display their quilts. The proceeds from admission to the show support a local initiative each year. This year’s proceeds went towards a bursary that will benefit a deserving high school student in their graduation year.

This was a particularly special day for me as my DH agreed to attend the show with me! Yes, my DH attended a quilt show! Of course, because this quilt show is local it is attended by many of the people who live nearby so he was sure to know someone there so there wasn’t much danger in attending. I promised that when I blogged about this show, I would also mention that my DH paid my admission! Consider me living up to my promise.

The first two quilts were wonderful stitcheries that made me smile. The first one could be me and the second could represent any of the local families in the area.

The hall is quite small and located out in the country amidst dairy farms and corn fields. The women on the committee have reflected the countryside in their hanging of the quilts by hanging the quilts from clothes lines with clothes pegs.

We were given an opportunity to vote on our favorite quilt and this was my DH’s favorite. This is a miniature Stack’N Whack.

I enjoyed the next two quilts–probably because they feel antique to me. They were both made from scraps using very old patterns–the spider web and pinwheel.

It was a beautiful day and on the way home we stopped by a very small cafe for lunch. This is one of those places where you help yourself to the coffee and refills and the person taking your order is also the one who goes into the kitchen to prepare it. We had always intended to stop and try this place out but never seemed to be going by when they were open. This was the day to try it out and we were not disappointed.