It was my first time at the Salisbury-Rowan Quilt Show, and what a wonderful event it was. Held on two days, Friday and Saturday, the event offered up a chance to see a wide array of quilt designs. The event featured 14 entry categories: Large & Small Bed Quilt, Small Bed Quilt, Crib/Lap Quilt, Large & Small Wall Hanging, Miniature, Novelty/Home Décor, Junior Quilter, Wearable Arts, New Quilter, Challenge, Embroidery, Group Quilt and Display Only.
This large category list accounted for 157 items on display in the First Baptist Church Ministry Center in Salisbury NC. For me, and I am sure many other quilters, it’s color combination and patterns that we focus our attention on. Vintage Stars by Carol Graham and Linda Nichols placed 3rd in Small Applique/Mixed was a quilt that really caught my eye. Also the amazing quilting done by Cindy Sipp in two entries, her 6 Points of Inspiration which was entered in the Wearable Arts category, and in Large Wall Hanging Daddy’s Ties which placed 3rd. One of the 1st place winners that was really beautiful was Vintage Memories by Carolyn Ries. The terrific combination of colors, patterns and quilting were something to hold in person.
Novelty, Home Décor, and Wearable Art categories featured some items both cute and clever. Tote bags, wall hangings, table runners, centerpieces, and quilt tuffets.
The Salisbury-Rowan Quilters’ Guild is made up of two groups. The Sunny Days Chapter meets in the afternoon, and the Starry Night Chapter meets in the evenings. Their monthly meeting include speakers, demonstrations, trunk shows, and more. The show featured a tea room decorated with vintage linens, tea pots and china tea cup and offered lunch along with scrumptious strawberry shortcake for dessert.
Like any form of art its always better in person, but we’ve put together this short video highlighting some of the works at this year’s Salisbury-Rowan Quilters’ Guild 2018 Show.