Our guild, Circle in the Square Quilters, directs a judged and juried quilt show every other year. The University City Historical Society manages the finances and applies for a Regional Arts Commission grant and the University City Public Library hosts our show for an entire month in their gallery and atrium.
In the gallery….
In the atrium where you can see the library setting (pay no attention to the weaving suspended in the middle….it’s not part of the show 😉 ).
Everyone can enjoy the show as it’s free and the Library is open until 9pm on week days. While the guild directs the show, it is open to anyone to enter. These are reasons I like our show so much.
I entered my applique quilt “Vicksburg” which was a free block of the month from Dawn Hesse of Linen Closet Quilts and won honorable mention in the Traditional Large Quilt category 🙂
I’m in good company because I placed right behind Ricky Tims’ quilt he made with his father, Northern Lights, which took second place 🙂
One of the things we did this year was a design wall and the library staff tell me it’s been VERY popular and looks different every day!
Another picture of the gallery….don’t you love the cat quilt by Connie Barnett?
Suzanne Marshall won Best of Show with her “The Beastiary’s Whale” wall quilt (this photo does NOT do it justice!)
I like this quilt by Judy Humphries because it reminds me of my dad…..who calls these rusticles 🙂
We’ll be taking the show down on Saturday and it’s a bit sad. The library always looks a bit bare afterwards.