Harvest Quilt Show Smashing Success
By Nora Oakes Howard

Avon, Ct. --- The Avon Congregational Church is delighted to report on the wonderful success of the recent Harvest Quilt Show. Held on Oct. 13-14, the show raised $9,000 in funds for the church’s programs of outreach, fellowship and church support. There were 558 guests, countless volunteers, excellent booths of quilt-related items, and a delicious cafe.

Guests had the chance to vote for their favorite quilts, and these quilts won a green ribbon embroidered with “ACC Favorite” - Charlotte's Vacation, Country Cluckers, Tree of Life, Folk Art Bible Sampler, The Rose Garden, Sail Boats at Rest, Cattails in the Meadow, Come Back to New England, Beach Cottages, and King Tut.

The Winner of the Raffle Quilt was Judy Colbert. Winners of the Raffle Baskets were as follows: "Chocolate Lovers" - Deb Doyon; "Spa" - Deb Bates; "Tea Party" - Jean Redekas; "Music" - Norm & Jane Keeney; "Waffle/Breakfast" - Debbie Ricardo; "International Hostess" - Carol Burnham; "Seasonal" - Ned Mullin; "Garden" - Eileen Landry; "Game/Movie Night" - Chris Lynch. The baskets were provided by members of the Avon Congregational Church, as well as five companies that also generously donated items.

The quilt lenders were a diverse group of collectors, quilting groups, private individuals, and historical societies - with a total of over 240 quilts on exhibit. The Avon Historical Society lent seven quilts; the Simsbury Historical Society and the Unionville Museum each lent one quilt. The Sew Grateful Quilters had a patriotic display of flags in red, white and blue. Featured artist Susan Vassalo loaned seven quilts. The quilts came from twenty Connecticut towns, and Arlington Heights, Illinois.
 

 

 

 

A detail from "Folk Art Bible Sampler" by Pauline Shaw. Copyrighted with all Rights Reserved.

 

Link to the Picasa Photo Gallery
to see more Quilt Show Pictures.

 

Thanks to Susan Elliot and her merry band of committee members and volunteers for a

wonderful event!