Monday, August 30, 2010

Light House Guild Quilt Show

About 10 days ago Liz and I were in Crescent City, CA, just below the Oregon border for The Lighthouse Quilt Guild's annual show. This is a very active guild in a small town on the Northern California rugged coast. Their show is quite an ambitious undertaking for a smallish guild, but these ladies aren't just any ladies. They make quilts for wounded soldiers, quilts for Alzheimer's, their local pregnancy care center, memorial quilts for those who have lost babies or miscarried, the battered women's shelter...the list goes on and on.

Liz and I were honored to be asked to judge their quilt show. We came in on Thursday early afternoon, spent the night and finished up just in time to set up our vending booth. The quilters of the area are very talented and creative. The points were all high and it was hard to pick the winners. Another wonderful thing this guild does is that volunteers made the ribbons. 1st Place, 2nd place, 3rd place, Viewers Choice, Best of Show. The ribbons were amazing. Here's just a small sampling:
Just as every quilt in the show was different and wonderful, each ribbon was a creative quilt unto itself!

I liked the bright squares & black combo.

A star burst with iridescent stars on the fabric.

Some blocks were embellished...this one with a silk embroidered flower.
This fan block was so opulent! And the Guild Choice had a little Light House Quilt Guild Logo in the center of the quilt on the ribbon!

Lots of dynamic black and white quilts in the show and a ribbon quilt to match!
Cupcakes anyone?

Beautiful batik 16-patch.

The cutest 1930's school house block.

As you can see...not only were the quilts a sight to see, but even the ribbons were worth the visit! Perhaps next year you can visit their show: Hot Needles, Cool Quilts! August 20 & 21, 2011 in Crescent City, CA.


Bevh said...

Those are very cool! What a great idea. I have seen shows with ribbons that are all alike, but never the variety like these.

Beka and Jason Haché said...

Such a fun and creative idea for the ribbons - I love it!