Quilting is love. It’s about giving a part of yourself to someone you have known for a lifetime or perhaps the quilt will be loved by a person you will never meet. There was an endless amount of love at the Color in Motion Quilt Show in Farmington, New Mexico this weekend. Every quilt made matters to someone and has a purpose, whether you are a beginner like I am, or a very experienced quilter. This show was filled with expertise and beauty. The San Juan Quilter’s Guild orchestrated a professional and highly organized event. It was a privilege to be a vendor at this show.
Below are images of all of the quilts. For some quilts there is a wide shot of the entire quilt project and a tight shot to show the intricate precision it takes to make a show-worthy entry. Quilters came from other towns, counties and states to participate in this very special show. They braved the weather, the road construction and the dinosaur event that was being held next door.
I owe a special thanks to several people for making me feel so welcome:
Deb Cutler, the San Juan Quilter’s Chair, led the show with honor while making the show fun, well-paced with events and door prizes, and making the entire weekend a grand success. I personally want to thank her for taking such good care of me.
Jill Tanis, the San Juan Quilter’s Guild Co-Chair, managed the guild members with ease and great care. She personally welcomed each vendor, continuously helped and answered questions of the show attendees. She made everyone feel very welcome and comfortable. Thank you Jill!
The other wonderful people I met include Sandy of The Stitcher’s Garden, my new friendor (vendor friend). Her booth was amazing! Her store in Pueblo, Colorado is full of unique and plentiful items. Her John Wayne collection of panels will keep you shopping for a while! She even has a dinosaur panel for me! I also want to thank Ellen Vandruff (I just loved your denim quilt with the pockets), Joanne Oakes who was my personal helper for the weekend, Connie, Patty for her wonderful food, and Julie Wilder for her amazing stories and tips she gave me.
My next show will be January 24th and 25th at the Jeffersonian Institute, 120 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657.
Friday & Saturday 10am – 5pm
Admission: $5 Adults / $4 Children 6-12 and 2 day pass $9
Send me a note here if you would like any more information about it.