Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Show Huge Success

Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild held its bi-annual quilt show Saturday, May 7, 2005 at the Wesley Chapel Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, Georgia. From the minute the doors opened at 11 a.m., excitement was in the air. When the show closed at 5 p.m., approximately 500 people had viewed the beautiful quilts.The theme for the show was “Quilt Me a Story.” As usual, a highlight of the show were the quilts made by the guild members for the children at the Carrie Steele Pitts Orphanage in Atlanta, Georgia. Artfully arranged in the children’s room of the library, 17 beautiful quilts dazzled kids of all ages. The quilts served as a beautiful back drop for the interactive children’s activities that included storytelling, hand quilting, and designing quilt blocks.

New this year were the challenge quilts. In keeping with the theme, guild members truly told their individual stories as they created quilts from Alexander Henry’s “Soul Sister” fabric. The quilts were unique and awesome.

99 quilts were on display. They were all truly a feast for the eyes and covered all genres including hand quilting, appliqué, precision piecing and art quilts. Visitors lingered and visited some quilts over and over. Visitors eagerly and attentively participated in the demonstrations hosted by the guild members. Cameras were everywhere and flashing nonstop.

At the end of the day, the beautiful donation quilt was headed to Buffalo, New York where it will have a loving home. Although those who did not get to take the donation quilt home were disappointed, the memories of the 2005 Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Show will more than compensate. It was truly a show to remember.

For more information about the Brown Sugar Stitchers, visit http://www.quiltsites.com/brownsugarstitchers.htm

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