There are a lot of community events in many towns and cities across the land, but I have to admit, for a local quilt show, nothing can beat the hometown gals that throw a mighty fine quilt show in Bowie, Maryland. Many of you may know, that March is Women's History Month, and with that, history is in the making with the display of 119 beautiful quilts and a plethora of accoutrements (vendors, raffle quilt, raffle baskets, featured quilter, and a vendor hop) that goes right along with this fabulous show.
New this year is the Maryland Challenge using unconventional materials that was judged last night. At 87 years young, Flo Marion's "quilt" entitled: "Is This Our Future?" won first prize. She used plastic bottles, toys, cardboard, beads, snaps, wire and paper and a few other "non cotton" materials to make this stellar inaugural quilt that certainly impressed our judge, Russ Little of https://russlittlefiberartist.com/. A huge shout of Thanks to Russ for your expertise in judging our first ever Maryland Quilt Challenge (17 quilts entered).
The boundless energy of our entire guild is consistently displayed every year. This show does not happen without many giving volunteers. We have the grit and know how to build the apparatus to hang our quilts, and then, truly transform a basic middle school into a complete art gallery with gift shops (vendors) and free demonstrations to educate the those interested in the nuances in the fiber arts.
If local, please consider coming out to support our guild tomorrow from 11am to 4pm at Samuel Ogle Middle School, 4111 Chelmont Lane, Bowie, Maryland 20715. We have more FREE demos and a whole host more!
Also please check us out at: http://southerncomforters.org/ and "like" us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SouthernComfortersQuiltGuild/
BSoleille! See you at the Show!
A few photos from set up (Friday night) to our first show day (today/Saturday).