On Saturday, August 16, the Friends are sponsoring a quilt show (a retrospective of Judy Ross's 7 decades of quilting and 4 decades of quilts) where the drawing for the raffle quilt we've been selling tickets on will be completed by drawing for the winner. Since it's a quilt show, it will also have a lot of quilts for people in the vicinity to look at. And, since it's a quilt show, there will be quilts and quilted things for sale and a silent auction for such things, as well.
The Show will be held in the Community Center from 10-3. From 2-3, Judy will do a walking tour of the quilts to explain how dramatically quilting has changed over the past 70 years, partly because of technology, partly because of feminism, and partly because an economy in high gear is anxious to sell just about anything to somebody, in this case quilters. It went from a largely recycling activity and a home hobby to a giant business and an art field. Says Ms. Ross (who is writing this blog post, of course), "It's been a fun 70 years, but it always saddens me some that all that change is largely invisible to everyone but quilters themselves. So, I hope to do a show (at 2 pm on Saturday) that will help me to tell visitors about how some of that happened so that people will, I hope, begin to look at quilts with new eyes."
Please come, and please ask your friends and neighbors to come! Admission by donation and all proceeds, including sales of quilts and quilted goods, will go directly to the new library.
If you can't make it (and why would that be?), the quilts will remain on the walls for the rest of that Saturday evening, so if you are going to the Joke Contest, you can look at them then, too, but you can't hear Judy talk about them except at 2 o'clock.
"Fireworks," 2014, 42"x60".