If you're suffering from winter doldrums, get out of the house next weekend for three days of the 2013 Cabin Fever Quilt Show. The annual show is sponsored by the S&B Quilters' Guild.
S&B Quilts began in 1989 with their first quilt show in 1994. This year's quilt show is co-chaired by Cynda Clay and Margie Hollembeak.
Stop by Heritage Hall to peruse through the many entries for this year's quilt show. The artistry is truly amazing. Over 200 entries are expected, showcasing a wide range of styles including traditional, contemporary, wool, art and vintage. Both guild members and nonmembers and men, women and youth of all ages will be sharing their works.
Be sure and view the special displays of the Caring Quilts and Veteran Quilts that are part of the guild's community projects.
Vintage to current-day quilting tools will be on display in a special exhibit.
Here's a breakdown of the three day schedule at Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss. Friday, March 15, doors open at 9 a.m. and you can enjoy the quilts and demonstrations until 5 p.m. Saturday's hours are also 9 to 5. Sunday, March 17, the show will be open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The demonstrations and programs for the three days are provided by S&B quilters who will generously share their skills, talents and knowledge.
On Friday, March 15, from 10 a.m. -12 noon learn about painting on quilts; from 1-3 p.m. there is a presentation on embellishments, silk ribbon embroidery, Brazilian embroidery and beading; from 3-5 p.m. training on borders, bindings and finishings is offered.
Demonstrations on Saturday, March 16, include from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. quilting the quilt, hand quilting and machine quilting; from 1 to 3 p.m. learn about crayon quilts; from 3 to 5 p.m. there is a presentation on piecing with the cranky piecers, patchwork, foundation and paper piecing.
Sunday, March 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. there is a presentation on the many methods of applique.
The S&B Quilters' Guild selects a quilt design for the next year's raffle quilt. The 2013 raffle quilt was designed by Kim Diehl. It's titled, "Late Bloomers." The quilt is the work of guild members who complete blocks. Then one of the members completes the quilting.
"Late Bloomers" is a beautiful quilt with many bright colors that was featured in the April 2012 American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. The 114 x 114 quilt has appliquéd flowers arranged amid rich and vibrant blocks.
Tickets for the raffle quilt are just $1 each. The winner will be drawn at the S&B Quilters' Guild meeting in December, which will also be their holiday party. Proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will benefit the guild's continuing quilting education program for guild members.
The Cabin Fever Quilt Show features a number of vendors this year. Be sure and check out what they have to share. They include Sew Many Quilts — Sew Little Thyme from Hotchkiss, Glenwood Sew from Glenwood Springs, Jerry Adams — Quilt Racks from Hotchkiss, Nut's n Bolts Needleworks from Woodland Park and Quilt it! Ya Ya Fabric & Quilt Store from Aztec, N. M.
Admission is free to the show, but donations are appreciated.
Heritage Hall is located at the Delta County Fairgrounds, 403 Bridge Street in Hotchkiss.
In 2012 the S&B Quilters' Guild had 100 in their membership. Perhaps you would like to become a member for 2013. The guild meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss, located at the corner of North First and Main. The business meeting is at 9 a.m., with Sew & Share and refreshments following.