Friday, April 24, 2015

Midway Point

We've had three great days of The Unbroken Thread 40th anniversary quilt show, and have three more to go--Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Please note that by popular demand, we are open longer on Sunday for our show this year, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

We have three more days of demonstrations (at 10:30-12 and 2:00--3:30) and speakers (at 1:00-2:00).  Scroll down to the April 21st post to see what's on the agenda for the remaining days.  

There are three days left to buy your chances on the floral appliqu√© blocks.  Some lucky soul will win them Sunday afternoon.

And these are the last three days to shop the Quilters' Boutique in the museum gift shop.
  

A subset of Pioneer Quilters meets monthly year round to share their ideas and creations for the boutique.  This is all donated time and materials, to benefit the museum.  I recommend you snatch up anything that appeals to you, as supplies are limited.  At every show, I've found things in the boutique that I couldn't live without, and so many that I also bought for gifts.

I've seen many a savvy attendee hightail it to the gift shop immediately after purchasing their admission tickets.  They know that these handmade items are often in limited supply, and frequently one of a kind.  

Shop early, shop often.  Yes, some of us do continue to sew during the show, adding a few new items to the mix, so do check out the boutique every day you're at the show--you'll most likely find several "special somethings!"

I have an assortment of photos below, closeups taken at those monthly meetings,  as well as at the museum boutique earlier this week. 

















And while you're shopping the boutique, do take the time to browse the museum's excellent selection of quilt books.  There are many classics you won't find in your local quilt shop!







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