St Marys Quilt Show 2017

This is the 3rd annual event St Mary’s Catholic church has held and next year’s dates are already scheduled as a 3 day event instead of 2.   Visit their site to learn more about the show and see photos of the beautiful grounds, the vendors, the café, the outdoor pavilion.   The painted church and the quilts makes for a lovely day trip.  Check their website HERE.

It has been so exciting to see that a client’s quilt graced the altar again this year at the show!  Kathy Yeldezian’s Sedona Star.    Not only front and center, but another client’s quilt hung off the banisters center stage as you were leaving the church.  Lou Ellen Hassold’s Paradise in Blooms.  Both of those quilts were awarded Sponsor ribbons (businesses donate a certain amount of money to help fund expenses with the show then they get the privilege to pin a ribbon on any quilt of their choosing as their favorite for whatever reason in the show). 

My Amish with a Twist 3 debuted at this show.   Lou Ellen’s Ring Cycles that I quilted was also displayed at this show. 

The weather was beautiful, my husband and I went together and of course ran into many quilting friends to wander the grounds with.   It’s only 45 minutes away from the city from my house.   I just finished 3 “show” quilts in a row, barely getting the last one off the frame in time to headed out to the show with quilt in  hand to present to it’s owner that I was meeting there.   That afternoon was the perfect fix for all the hours I have put in on those past 3 quilts!

That is Lou Ellen’s Paradise in Bloom, The colors were perfect to match with the church!

My Amish with a Twist 3
 

 

Such a surprise to find an online longarm friend’s name from Canada in a small quilt show outside Houston, TX!

The outdoor exhibit this year featured Red White and Blue quilts.   That is my husband Bob pointing to the quilt I made for him when he deployed to Afghanistan.

 
 
I did not take as many photos as last year!    Do check out St Mary’s facebook page or their website.   They will be highlighting quilts through out the next few months.   They create beautiful books for purchase  and this year there were cards for sale of last year’s show  (I had 2 quilts on the pews and then Lou Ann’s amazing Paradise in Blooms on the altar).   I had to purchase those cards too!   I already own the book, of which a 2nd printing has already been done.   This has become a very popular venue. 
 
Many thanks to St Mary’s for supporting our quilting needs and providing us with this lovely show.   Proceeds from the show stay right there locally helping those in need in that community through one of their programs.