Quilt Show in Yakima, WA

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IMG_3307-me-in-booth---300-“On the road again” . . .  to another quilt show this past weekend. This time Tom and I drove to Yakima, WA also known as “The Palm Springs of  Washington”.
Yes, there is a desert climate in the central part of the state which I didn’t know until I moved here. We were vendors at the Yakima Valley Quilter’s bi-annual quilt show. I even got to celebrate my “Double Nickel” birthday there. Lots of very friendly, helpful and creative people in this guild who took good care of their vendors (great food which was so very nice)!  We  had a great weekend meeting all the members and quilt lovers! I will be sharing some of the neat things that they did at this show that were new to me. I took LOTS of photos from this show so stop back all week. Enjoy!

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Each small quilt group in this guild provided a  styled vignette for their small group projects for the past 2 years. Some were based on a theme, and all had photos of the people in their group.  I hadn’t seen this  FUN idea before at a show and thought it was clever but personal.  Love the names of the groups, too!

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IMG_3345WEBInterior view of the Quirky Quilters display (above).

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The next two photos showcase the guild’s Silent Auction quilts. There were over 100 quilts or quilted items that were created by the guild members for people to bid on with all the proceeds given to their local hospital to help provide free mammograms to those women that cannot afford them.  A portion of the proceeds from their guild’s raffle quilt is also donated to this same cause. Last year  the guild donated $12,000! Amazing!!! What a great idea for lots of people to be able to help others with their quilting talents! I did bid on a quilt but was outbid at the last second. Boy, did I want that scrap quilt, too!
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Live well! Laugh often! Love much! Quilt daily!
Michele