Each year the store sponsors the Festival of Quilts’ dinner at the Wainwright Hotel at Heritage Park.  I absolutely love going to this dinner, and am actually giddy driving there.  It’s a night of wonderful food, quilting friends, special speaker, and doorprizes.  What more could you ask for?

Last night, Diane McGregor was the speaker.  We listened to her journey as a pattern designer and publisher, and watched her slide show of patterns and personal quilts.   She also had some of her quilts on hand to view.  

The evening always has lots of doorprizes from various quilting merchants.  This year our store gave away two doorprizes.  One was a basket of quilting goodies valued at over $300.  Stella B. was the lucky winner, and Kim J-H was able to take a picture of Stella with it, before she tore into it.  Thanks for sending the picture Kim!

The other doorprize our store awarded was a pass for all the $13 sessions we are offering this July & August at the store.  This includes all our Quilt Alongs, Fusible Applique Workshops, & Hockey Night in Canada Widows Club dates that we have scheduled throughout the summer, and has a retail value of $546.  The lucky winner was Kathy Elliot (please forgive me if this is not the correct spelling).  Sorry, I don’t have a picture, but I’m sure we’ll see Kathy in the store soon to register for the sessions.

It was a great evening, and I’m getting maximum mileage on the corsage by wearing it today as well.  It’s been 33 years since I remember having one, so today’s my day for enjoying it!




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