Quilt Guild show draws huge crowds
The first-ever Carson Valley Quilt Guild show, “Quilts from the Valley,” was held last weekend. Guild members who pieced the weekend together say it was a big success.
“We did just great,” said president, Sue Muller. “We had 826 paying customers and over 100 kids. With guild members and their families, we figure we had over 1,000 people there.”
A portion of the admission money collected will be donated back to the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, Muller said.
Another portion will be used for supplies to make “comfort quilts” for community members in need. In the past, comfort quilts have been given to victims of flood and fire.
“We will use the rest for guild programs,” she said. “We have ten programs a year and are hoping to bring in a nationally-known speaker or two, which costs money.”
There were 265 quilts on display at the show. A small percentage of the displayed quilts were antiques, Muller said.
“We really need to thank the quilt show chairs, Doris Hoskins and Sylvia Kain,” she said. “It was so well organized. Also, we want to thank the Quilt Patch and all the spouses that helped.”
Over 75 guild members volunteered their time to help with the show. At times the Old Gym Playhouse in Gardnerville, where the bulk of the quilts were on display, became quite warm.
“It was at least 85 degrees in there at one point,” Muller said. “Everyone held up pretty well, but we all melted into little puddles when it was over.”
The Carson Valley Quilt Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 4th Monday of the month at Minden Elementary School. Everyone is welcome.