Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gilbert Quilt Show

Yesterday a friend and I spent a few hours at the Gilbert Historical Museum.  I go there every year about this time to tour their annual Quilt Show.  The show offers up some eye candy that makes ya say Ohhhh... Ahhhh....  If you are into old quilts there are always a lot of those and more hand quilting than I've seen at any other show.  Of course, there are also art quilts scattered throughout by some local artist that we quilters recognize the names of like Susan Vassallo and Vicki Bohnhoff.  It's not a BIG show but still enjoyable.  If you're interested in checking out the show you still have time.  The show runs until May 31.  Cost of admission is a mere $5 and that included access to all the museum exhibits.

 While at the show I always stop in and see the gals that do hand quilting at the museum.  These ladies have been getting together at the museum every Tuesday and Thursday for years.  They usually always have two frames up and each loaded with a vintage quilt they are working on.  They are always friendly with visitors and very willing to show and tell what they are working on.  People send them quilts from all over the country to be hand quilted.  If you've got an old quilt you'd like to have them quilt, there is a two year waiting list.  All the monies charged for their beautiful hand quilting is donated to the museum.

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