Harvest Quilt Show Smashing
By Nora Oakes Howard
--- 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.
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.
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.
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
see more Quilt Show Pictures.
Thanks to Susan Elliot and her merry band of committee members
and volunteers for a