Chris and I volunteered to help out at the Quilt Show. We got in the taxi armed with a map, again with someone who didn’t speak english. Fortunately Chris knew a few necessary words needed for directions, so she was able to direct him the right way to go. We arrived early at the Quilting Arts Studio to help set up the hanging of the quilts. There was a lovely long narrow paved courtyard with all the hanging trestles arranged ready for the quilts to be hung. A table with a large umbrella over it was set to greet people as they came through the gate. Next to the table was set up a display of colourful Tom Bowlers (mini quilts) that could be purchased for 5 SR. There was raffle tickets for the door prize which was a beautiful quilt. Other prizes were tom bowlers and small quilts. It was fun to look at them as we all hung them up, deciding what should go where. We have some very talented women in the Guild who have created such beautiful designs with vibrant colours and textures.
As you walk inside the building up the stairs was a table with a silent auction. Women could put bids on the Family Tree Quilts kindly donated by the ladies of the Guild. The highest bid was 650 SR for this Family Tree Quilt done by Debra who owns the Quilting Arts Studio.
To the right of the silent auction was an area set up with tables and chairs with a large array of donated home made yummy, cakes, scones, slices and delicious biscuits to buy to have with tea and coffee.
On the left of the silent auction was the Quilting studio shop, which had all manner of materials, and quilting requirements. “Quilters Heaven”. Then at the end of the corridor was a room with all sorts of home made artisan for sale. There were quilts, dresses, baby clothes, crafty items, jewellery…
At the end of the day the raffles were drawn and all the winners went home with their happy smiling faces and their prizes.