Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It Takes a Guild... make a Quilt Show work!
Like Mary Ann who worked on prize ribbons...(apparently while sick on her couch)

...and ballots - do you believe we ran out and she had to go make more!
And Jean - a first timer who took on the big task of managing all our entries

JoAnn and Ann who made our Blind Auction such a success
And Karen, who distributed posters, worked with the Newspaper to get our great story done, and took care of Radio spots
Carol too, who with her trusty glue made sure our very popular Give Aways stayed "stuck" together
And Johanna who made sure shifts were staffed, we had the supplies we needed, posters were made and covered general duties through the three days.
Janna who, every year, seems to figure out the best way to display everything ....she IS the Master Hanger!
Our Featured Quilter, Robyn, who graciously volunteered to have her collection on display for all to enjoy.
Spouses who helped set up and break down - all the heavy lifting

It takes volunteers who help to hang quilts, set up the Bazaar, man (or lady ;->) the Admissions and Bazaar tables, answer questions on quilting techniques used and take head count (one of the tougher jobs!)... And Earlene making sure the money gets to the bank!

It takes all of our quilters who entered their lovely pieces of art into the show...

It also takes great partners like the Midland County Historical Society who have allowed us to use this wonderful venue for so many years..the weather may not have been that nice, but the grounds sure looked pretty...
... and new partners like the Max Carey Blacksmith Guild - what a fun bunch of folks - they had a great time to.

THANKS to everyone who helped to make our show such a success this year! We have lots to report at our May meeting so hope you are able to come and hear the news on how we did and our Viewer Choice award winners.
And please come with your ideas, suggestions and feedback for next year (we have some already in mind) - we can only get better....
Cheers to all of you, Jewels