Last weekend, the Silver Thread Quilt Guild had their annual quilt show in Creede. The guild and the show are pretty unique - many of the members are summer visitors to the area, and most of them make their quilts in their RVs when they're not at home. Also, the show takes place underground. Yes, underground. Creede is an old mining town, and just north of the town is a huge complex under a mountain. There's a mining museum - very authentic since it's underground; there's a community center with meeting rooms for various events and organizations, and there's storage area/garage for fire department emergency vehicles. The quilt show was set up in the community center and part of the museum, and the vendors were in the garage.
Don and I went to the show on the first day - Friday. We were quite impressed with the organization, the wonderful volunteers, and the lovely quilts. I took photos of my favorites - some were award winners and some weren't. Everyone's tastes are indeed different! I've included the descriptive information from the attached cards.
By far, this was my favorite quilt - mostly because of the story behind it. The white glove volunteer said that the husband died of a brain tumor; he was much too young. I teared up (and am tearing up now) over this - so sad to lose your husband. There was an odd mixture of fabrics - polka dots, batiks, Civil War, pastels - all that added to the beauty of this quilt.
This was the raffle quilt - representative of Creede and the surrounding area. It has fish, 3-D columbines, mountains, rivers, pine trees - just a lovely, lovely quilt. And darn it, I didn't win.