This year's Long Valley Quilters Show at the Fat Quail was an excellent one. We had a number of beautiful garments expertly sewn by Sheryln Good of Willits, as well as some wonderful quilts crafted by expert sewers, both machine and hand stitched! Our new art quilt challenge was fun as well. An interesting addition to our show this year was an antique collection of washing machines, owned by Ronnie Crane. The machines, which were fully functioning and demonstrated in action dated from 1896-1930. My personal favorite was a beautiful machine with a copper washing tub. We are hoping to have this incredible display join us again next year! Each year the quilt show is growing, and it's been exciting to witness the evolution and see all the new additions that appear and make our show increasingly dynamic.
Awards went to: Elaine Carpenter, People's Choice for "Argyle", Jody McGeen, Nature Challenge for "Autumn", Kaylynne VanSaun, Quilt I'd Most Like To Sleep Under for "Anything But Blue", Deb Kvaka, Most Whimsical for "Val's Quilt", Nancy Davis, Best Use of Color for "Hartley's Kitties", Nina Morosi, Best Wall Hanging for "Quizzical Swim" and Sheryln Good in the Fashion and Accessory category. Thanks to everyone who entered this year! What a blast!
There are some great places to stay in the area, and a lot going on here, so you won't be short for activities. In fact, I recommend if you are coming from some distance, and interested in staying the weekend-get your reservations now! For information, check out the flyer posted above, or click here to go visit their website for more information and to print out a discount coupon for the show's admission. Hope to see you there!