A Fun Idea!
Today my friend Nancy and I ventured about 50 miles west to a local quilt show put on by an organization that helps local women.
Supported by several quilt guilds, the show has gotten better every year. Did I remember to take my camera? No, so you'll just have to take my word for it.
The White Oak Women's Exchange (WOWE) does a number of things right at the quilt show and I think they are worth mentioning.
1. Admission is free -- which gives them an opportunity to share their mission with the community who might not pay to come. However, there is a donation jar and I'll bet they get more that way than if they charged each person a set amount.
2. Displayed in the entrance foyer are the simple comfort quilts they make for the women they help. They have compiled a pattern book of these quilts which is now available on CD.
3. There is an extensive boutique of quilted items, as well as surprise scrap boxes.
4. A non-juried show, the quilts are categorized into three groups based on size and a fourth category for miscellaneous quilted items like table runners, bags, and clothing. Viewer's Choice is the only prize awarded in each category.
5. In the display of quilts they group guild projects (e.g., classes) together. It is so interesting to see the different interpretations of the same project in different colorways and fabric styles.
6. But the best idea this year -- I have no idea if it's original or "adopted" -- was the photo op picture frame.
|Nancy and Libby at the WOWE Quilt Show|
I LOVE locally organized quilt shows. I was inspired and I had a fun day with a good friend.
Can't beat that for a Fall Friday!!
Linking with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.