Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Charm Girls Quilt Show - Part 1 of 6

This weekend my friends and I held a benefit quilt show at the Pearl S. Buck International Historic Estate in Perkasie, Pennsylvania. The Barn where the show was held is shown above.

Our Charm Girl Quilters group has six members: Helen Wolf, Barbara Harrison, Stephanie Berk, Ellen W. Johnson, Linda Eichhorn and me. We have been meeting monthly for about 4 years. Look at these smiles; this whole group is easy to love! Barbara and Ellen are shown below (l to r).

We exhibited 87 quilts, raffled a quilt made by Helen Wolf, and had a silent auction of 6 small quilts. We had a Boutique offering handbags made by Stephanie, framed textile art and notecards by Ellen and my mini quilt cabinets, pin cushions, and selvage books. We had a quilt appraiser, Dawn Heefner, who studied some fabulous quilts brought in by visitors. There were lectures about quilting in literature, lots of door prizes, and a cafe with delicious sandwiches and tea. We had over three hundred visitors, including possibly some young future quilters!

Quilt below by Linda Eichhorn. Linda has traveled to Singapore and many other places. She is an active volunteer in her church and community.

"Blue Willow" by Stephanie Berk. She made this for her parents who own a large collection of blue willow plates. She used a plate to design this quilt. It's hand appliqued and hand quilted. The quilt hangs in their dining room.

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