May has arrived, all flowers, sunshine ... and quilting! Check out the 2017 Quilt Show awards, get the scoop on Fall Retreat, and learn about upcoming programs with the May-June issue of Quilters' Press.
If you have been quilting very long in the Tri-Cities area you have probably been to the Sewing Basket on Wine Country Road in Prosser, WA. And especially if you have needed fabric of just the right color, just the right print, just the right sparkle, or chickens, or cows, or polka dots, or whatever.
The Tri-City Quilters’ Guild is pleased to announce the 2017 Member Featured Artist: Geneva Carroll. This year’s MFA was selected by TCQG member vote, following presentations by three MFA candidates at the September meetings.
On learning that she had been selected for this year’s Member Featured Artist, Geneva shared:
Each year, the Tri-City Quilters' Guild holds a raffle for a unique, hand-crafted quilt as part of the annual Quilt Show. Created and quilted by members, the Raffle Quilt represents the finest expression of the quilter's art.
Funds raised by the Raffle Quilt support the community service outreach of the Guild. Tickets are $1, and are sold at venues across the Mid-Columbia. Stop by our booth, next time you're out-and-about!
Meet the 2017 Raffle Quilt
A stunning example of the quilter’s art, the 2017 Raffle Quilt made its debut at the June 2016 meetings.
The TCQG 2017 Quilt Show will be held at Three Rivers Convention Center on March 24-25; many happy merchants will also return for a celebration of “Quilting Economic$”, selected as the 2017 Quilt Show theme.
Show chair Laurel Sutton chose the theme in part to fulfill the “educational” thrust of the guild mission. “We can inform the public about how quilting and quilters influence the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services (topics studied by the science of economics).”