That Was a Really GREAT Quilt Show!
Imagine the Scene . . .
1. The new Community Building at the Emmet County Fairgrounds west of Petoskey --beautiful!  
2. A huge, enormous, great big parking lot that was 2/3 full most of the day, on both days!
(No men waiting in pick-up trucks. They were inside, looking at quilts!)
3. So many folks walking, admiring, stopping to chat with the Quilt Cops/Angels --it was like the opening of a long-awaited sale at a first-class fabric store!  
We broke the records -- all of them. Name one -- it was smashed and rewritten. Visitors? Income? Participation? Happy people? All new numbers!
Doing the math, there were 925 paid admissions. That's 200 more than at the record-breaking 2011 show.
There were several occurences of "jumping on the bandwagon" Eight new members signed on at the show. We now stand at 125 strong.
Once show expenses are paid, the bottom line should keep us up and running for at least two years.

Missed the show? Just want to relive it one more time?

Let's start with Ribbon Winners!


Viewers' Choice

By your vote, this quilt is the overall winner.

Titled "Don't Water My Garden,"
this spectacular work in red
is from the skillful hands of
Jan Gray in Boyne City.
Lynn Magee did the quilting.
As you can see, this quilt won ribbons in several categories.

Congratulations Jan and Lynn!


Judges' Choice

This is the quilt our NQA Judges selected as the overall Best of Show.

Shelley Stallard of East Jordan
calls it "50 Shades of Blues"
and quilted it herself
on her domestic sewing machine.

Shelley also served as Quilt Show Chairman which is the best testimonial that she is
"A Woman of Many Talents."

Congrats and orchids, Shelley!


More Ribbon Winners
(When possible, pictures were taken with the quilter. It wasn't always possible.)

Lois Hart


Carol Keith



This is one of the two "Dear Jane" quilts that highlighted our 2013 Quilt Show. Shelley Stallard of East Jordan created this one, taking pains to reproduce Jane Stickle's 1863 quilt as closely as possible. (It was really big and there wasn't enough room to "back up" to encompass the entire quilt in the lens.



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