February 27, 2010

This weekend is my home guild’s 32nd annual quilt show. I look forward to it so much every year. I have a big smile on my face every minute of the weekend… can’t help it. This year I did my best to capture a photo essay of the stages, from nothing to everything to nothing again. It’s quite a miracle what happens. Well, if a miracle can be due to the hard work and step-uppitty-ness of a whole lot of quilters, their spouses, their kids, and their grandkids. What a community.

The PVQA Bargain Garden.

Laura, our BG coordinator, collects donations all year. She sells at every meeting but despite that, our storage locker was jam packed and so was Iris’s garage!

Before the first load arrived.

Before the first load arrived.

After we got things kinda sorta sorted from the garage, then the truck from the storage locker arrived. Holy cow.

After we got things kinda sorta sorted from the garage delivery, then the truck from the storage locker arrived. Holy cow.

The Harvest Building

Another building, where lunch, quilts, vendors, and the stage for the fashion show and live auction will be.

Another building at the fair grounds, where lunch, quilts, vendors, and the stage for the fashion show and live auction will be.

The Crosetti Building

The main exhibit hall, getting ready for intake and setup. My booth location is to the right side, near the front.

The main exhibit hall, getting ready for intake and setup. My booth location is to the right side, near the front.

The racks are up and the layout is mapped. The menfolk like to come and help because they get to climb on ladders and use power tools. Yes, that's right, these racks are assembled and disassembled every year.

The racks are up and the layout is mapped. The menfolk like to come and help because they get to climb on ladders and use power tools. Yes, that's right, these racks are assembled and disassembled every year.

This year the show chairs charged a special assessment to purchase backdrops for the show. Not sure yet how they're looking.

This year the show chairs charged a special assessment to purchase backdrops for the show. Not sure yet how they're looking.

It’s 6:00 in the morning and here I am blogging. (I often don’t sleep well due to the excitement.) I got my booth all set up yesterday so today it’ll be all bright and shiny when the doors open for the show at 10:00. Oops, except that it’s going to be rainy today. Oh well, what can you do. My spirits won’t be dampened. :)

Until next time,
Kay
By Kay Mackenzie

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