Busy weekend for quilters
The Lions Club of Young hosted a very successful Annual Quilt Show on May 22 and 23.
Young Town Hall was filled with 64 wonderful quilts of such diverse styles, offered by just 24 quilters. Among them were two quilters who presented their first quilts. There were four sections: Large Bed Quilt, Small Bed Quilt, Other Quilted Items and our challenge ‘Fly Our Colours’; which were the Lions purple and gold.
All winners were chosen by ‘viewers’ choice.
We had visitors from Canberra Quilters Club as well as Wagga, Fig Tree, Dubbo, Leeton and Orange Lions Club members.
Many local and district people stated they were impressed with the standard and quality of the entries.
The show was opened by the wonderful Michelle Margiv, a quilt designer and fabric designer who travels the world passing on her knowledge. Michelle is not unknown to Lions as she is the daughter of Peter and Derry Hughe of the Orange Lions Club. During a trunk show, she inspired all present when showcasing the wonderful quilt she designed.
The membership of our small club had a very busy weekend with other functions and was split. The wonderful set up was finalised with the assistance of friends of the Lions, as well as Richard and Sue from the Rotary Club and quilters.
District Governor Stuart met the fantastic stall holders Fabric Sauce, Treasured Textiles, Picton Patchwork and Quilting, Country Matters, Fabric at the Right Pric and Robynette Fabric. He thanked them for their support of our Club and was given a short lesson on how a quilt is made.
Mandy Schiller from Fabric Sauce has offered to organise the challenge for next year. It will be a quilt in the modern style, which has to include the four fabrics provided when you apply for the instructions and package. A prize for this section would be wonderful.
A truly Lions Club event, showing our Club members not only at work but having fun and welcoming our helpers, visitors and encouraging or should I say promoting just how great it is to be a Lion.
By Carmel Price, Quilt Show Committee
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