The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion

The Energizer Cowboys who kept things humming at the reunion
These kids know how to have fun!

Friday, July 8, 2011

July 4th Quilt Show and 5 K

After Daniel's baptism July 2, we drove back to Blanding.  We hauled back 25 of the State quilt frames in our car. I was home just an hour before going to the Wellness Center to prepare ahead of time, so that the setup would go smoothly that night.  I shouldn't have worried so much, as we had about 10 people come to help.  Kathy Hurst was there to help with the decisions and questions we had, as I'd never set the whole thing up before. Picture #1 shows the Quilt of Valor which our guild made for the National Guard and presented at the awards program.
We hung about 100 quilts between 8 PM and 10:00 -- that included hauling down the frames for the 2nd floor and setting them up.  I was so pleased that it went so fast.  Sunday afternoon some of us came back and changed a few things, fixed the labels, and decorated the entrance.  It looked lots better by the time we left.  Steve brought up our wagon which he had repainted for Toni Lacy who did a patriotic display of a children's parade.  He also hauled up flowers on Monday, as well as helped put bring in frames and set them up.  We were there 2 hrs.  He, along with other husbands and sons, was a huge help.  Sun. afternoon Steve helped me put up sandwich boards and signs outside on two corners.

This is what it was looking like by the time we left Sat. night.  We had lots of help, and made lots of progress.
Monday, July 4th, I got up at 5 PM, to get ready for the 5 K walk, and get the last things loaded up for the show.  Danelle and I started our walk at 6:09, and finished up at I was way happy with how we did.
Went home long enough to water, change, and clean the kitchen then I spent the rest of the day until about 5:30 at the show.  Steve saw the parade, and then brought me something to eat.  The show turned out great and we had good traffic; it was cool, so who could complain.  This is what the entrance looked like:

The quilt I made for CJ was actually the top vote getter, but some of the votes went in Patriotic, and others in traditional, so it affected the final count.  But it still took 2nd place in Traditional.

Hailey's Happy Quilt
We had 170 people fill out the Voters choice ballots.  It took us forever to count them.  Gave cash prizes to 1st place and ribbons for 2nd and 3rd.    Hailey's quilt is for her birthday this month.  I made it from T-shirts she had collected, and used fusible pellon to stabalize the shirt, and do iron-on prep work.

Navajo Stairs

Purple Posies Griddle Cake
Here some of the other quilts I completed this year that were in the show
Aztec Sr. Citizen

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