Beaconsfield Quilt Guild hosts a major show every 2 years and the 2019 show celebrated the 40th anniversary of the guild. It was held May 3-5 and was a resounding success from every perspective:
- 200 quilted items were on display including bed, lap and art quilts plus smaller pieces
- Workshops and lectures were on offer as well as some vendors sharing their wares
- Over 600 visitors attended the show during the course of the weekend.
One highlight was the ‘tree forest’ that greeted visitors on arrival: Several members took part in a challenge to create a vertical panel with a tree theme. These were displayed on either side of the entrance to the show, giving the feeling of walking through a forest path.
This show was a judged event and the winners were:
- “Best in Show” went to Beverly Marsh for “Halo Medallion”
- “Viewers’ Choice” was awarded to Michelle Bik for “Elephant and Flowers”
In addition, Caitlyn Hebert won the Joyce Keays quilt which was a draw for Guild members only. Finally, the show quilt, which was displayed at the front-of house, was won by Joanne Davis.
As the saying goes “many hands make light work”: many volunteers worked countless hours to prepare, set up and take down the show. In addition, many sponsors supported the show… thank you to everyone as each contribution was appreciated. Sincere thanks to our show organizers, Sonya Houde and Debby Soll for a job well done!
It is our hope that everyone who volunteered, attended a workshop or lecture, displayed a creation or visited the show came away with a new skill, new knowledge or fresh inspiration… and we look forward to doing it all again in 2 years’ time!
Fasken Martineau, Baylis Medical, Francis Scarpaleggia (MP), Greg Kelley (MNA), Carter Décor, Saints Rugby Team, Centre Vétérinaire de Beaconsfield, Centre dentaire Beaconsfield, Spawsy’s, Quilt Bees, Ron’s Fabrics, Giroux Sewing Centre, Lindt and Sprungli, CIBC
PLUS several anonymous sponsors for a variety of things