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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Quilt Photo Contest!

Mary Biever, a 4-H Leader & facebook friend, suggested that I announce the Quilt Show 2009---Harvest of Quilts VIII "Through a Quilter's Eye" September 18 (set up), 19, 20, 2009 The Raintree Quilters exhibited a record number of quilts at the last show. This show promises to be just as exciting. In addition to many interesting venders the guild hosts the Treasure Table where new and used quilt items are donated for sale to the public. The 2009 Raintree Quilt Guild Harvest of Quilts Show will be held at a new venue. The new site will be the Vanderburgh Co. 4-H Center located just off US 41 N, on 210 E. Boonville/New Harmony Rd., Evansville, IN.

Mary said, "Admission is $5 per person. They are setting up now! Quilts are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! This is a must see for any quilt lover or seamstress. They must have 200 quilts on display. They will completely fill the 4-H Center auditorium, except for a tiny area near the stage with a few designated foods tables. There will also be vendors selling quilting supplies. This is the nicest exhibition of quilts I've ever seen in Evansville or our area."

The connection to genealogy (or history) is the fact that most families have quilts passed down from generation to generation. There are many "Friendship Quilts" that list friends or members of a group or family members... often with signatures & sometimes little notes or messages (poems). As Mary stated these quilts are gorgeous and would be great to show some photos on this blog. We had the Frog Follies Photo Contest... it would be fun to have a Quilt Photo Contest.

RULES for contest: First, there is no monetary award, just the honor of having your photo and name on this blog and preserving a little history. I will select at least six photos to display on "The First Mate's Photo Album" feature on Wed. 30 Sep 2009 of the TSGS Cruiser Blog. Other photos may be displayed between then & now, but may or may not be the final "winners." The photos must be from the Quilt Show 2009---Harvest of Quilts VIII "Through a Quilter's Eye." All of the quilts are winners, so you need to find a neat way to present one or more of them or catch something that makes your photo stand out a little more than the other great photos. Send as many entries as you wish, but only 3 at a time, to John G. West jgw.mylines@gmail.com You can send me an url to where you may have a photo album that I can pick from and save. Before I will post any photos, I must have the permission of the photographer to post them on the TSGS Cruiser Blog. If you want to have a copyright for the photo, please state that and it will be included. Include any comment or explanation if desired, your name, where from, if you know the name or title of the quilt. Thanks for helping us have some fun and preserve a little history... Good Luck to all! - JGWest

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