June 8, 2012

Special Exhibit of Sylvia's Quilts

We are proud to be a part of the Special Exhibits at the Minnesota Quilt Show in Rochester.  The Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Quilts were from a 2-1/2 year club we had at the shop based on the book Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Quilts from Elm Creek Quilts by Jennifer Chiaverini. When this book arrived at the shop, Nancy and I thought it would be fun to make this quilt, but more fun with a group of quilters to share and motivate us.  140 six inch blocks seemed a little overwhelming.   Little did we know there would be about 100 quilters who would choose to join our club!  The plan from the beginning was to have a quilt exhibit in January of 2012 from anyone who finished their quilt.  Members could make as many of the blocks as they wanted and choose their own setting and fabrics.  What a variety of ideas those members came up with!  We ended up with 43 quilts and 2 special exhibits.  It was a great display!

35 of those quilts will be in the special exhibit in Rochester.  Thanks to all of you quilters and a special thanks to Patty Von Arx for putting this exhibit together.

Quilters have been delivering their quilts to the shop for their trip to Rochester.  Here's a sneak peek of the quilts so far.  What a stack!  We can hardly wait to see them on display.  Hope you can see them too!  If you won't be at the show, you can see the  slideshow of our exhibits on the blog that we wrote in January 2012.

Glad Creations will be vending at the show, so be sure to stop and say hi.  We'll be in the Taylor Arena area.  The quilts and displays will be in 3 different areas of the convention center--so be sure you don't miss anything!  Hope to see you there.

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