Saturday, September 17, 2011

Annual Business Meeting & Potluck

The annual business meeting was Thursday. ALCQ had a Potluck, & food drive to benefit the Anchorage Food Bank. Nearly a truck load of canned & dry goods were brought in & donated by ALCQ members.
Comfort Quilts were displayed from the balcony.

Tables decorated with canned goods & other fun stuff.

Items made from last year's President's Challenge fabric were hung up front for display.

Former ALCQ President, Pam Harris was presented with the quilt that was finally finished for her.

The back is beautiful too!

The label was sewn on just moments before presenting the quilt to her.

Last Day of the 2011 Show

Rosemary (far left), & Ruthe (far right) Quilt Show co-chairs, take their final bow with Marilyn & Don Locke.

Marilyn & Don busy all through the show.

Small groups had great displays.

Walk-ways were roomy for people to view the quilts.

All of the auction quilts were bid on & sold, raising funds for education.

Mary Kay Sambo won viewer's choice for the large quilts.

A stunned Robyn Maas won viewer's choice for the small quilts.

Jan Wills won viewer's choice for the medium quilts.

Margaret Gingerich won viewer's choice for the wearable.

The raffle quilt was won by Marie Fujimura (& everyone within 3 city blocks knew it!) .

There was much joy & celebrating!

If you didn't get to come, you missed a great show!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Saturday at the Quilt show

Our special featured quilter Don Locke, from Waxahtache, Texas. Above he stands next to his 2nd quilt, The Supper. It was made from all 1 inch squares cut, & arranged on his design wall, then numbered & sewn together into 1/2 inch finished squares using a 50 year old little Singer Featherweight machine.

Below he & his wife Marilyn stand next to his 1st quilt. These were taken on Friday evening after set-up.

The next 4 panels are all auction quilts.

Here is Don in his shirt, hand-dyed to match the back of his quilt.

Irene, Louise, & liz spent some time manning the Judy Hopkins memorial exhibit. Judy's family members came later to the show.