Quilters' Guild of East Texas
Last Updated: 22 May 2022
It is 9:30 on Saturday night, March 26th and our 40th quilt show, A Ruby Celebration, is over. I can honestly say that it has been a pleasure working with such a wonderful group of volunteers and committee chairs. You guys are AWESOME!!
Everyone knows that we had many challenges to face with Harvey Hall being closed, but the FAB FOUR, Tana Doss, Susan Weber, Cecilia Brannon and Rhonda Chapman came through like champs for all of us. This show would not have happened if it had not been for their dedication to the Guild and their belief in its future. They are responsible for the total redesign of the layout, setup and take down procedures. We had wonderful compliments from vendors and visitors. Everyone called the show “cozy” and “intimate”.
I was also lucky to have committee chairs with many years of experience who were willing to step up and do these jobs again. The committee chairs were supported by an army of dedicated volunteers, some who came at 8 am and were still there 10 and 12 hours later on Tuesday and Wednesday. It takes an army to put on the quilt show and we had an army of volunteers who came through for us. We were also supported by a number of wonderful Quilter Hubbies who did a lot of heavy lifting and helped with setup and take-down. If your Quilter Hubby was there, give him a big hug for all of us!!!
A special thanks also goes to Marilyn Hardy who handled all the aspects of judging and Jackie Ruffing who took the raffle quilt around and also served on the judging committee. Marilyn and her crew ran this process without a hitch and never once did the setup crew have to wait on quilts to come out for hanging.
Final numbers are not in at this time, but it looks like we came close to having the number of attendees that we usually had at Harvey Hall., so attendance was even better than we hoped for after two years of absence and having to move to a new location. I also think you will be pleased with the final numbers produced by Lisa Martin and her wonderful team in the Country Store.
If you attended preview night, you received a blue ticket when you signed in at admissions and signed a list as well. We will use this information to draw for door prizes at our April meeting. These prizes were donated by the vendors present at the show. You must attend the April meeting to receive your door prize.
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Ruby Red Celebration
March 25-26, 2022
The 40th Annual Guild Quilt Show