Another successful quilt show for Post Oak
Rain has fallen most of the week, at least until Saturday. Post Oak has received 4-6 inches of rain. The creek rose out of its banks but I was able to get out before the water got too high across the road. High winds last week and high water this week makes for a very interesting weather time.
Members of the Busy Bee Quilting Club worked while it rained Wednesday and Thursday to get ready for the quilt show. People still came and brought their quilts on Wednesday morning.
Don Hopkins and Gary Conner hung the quilts that afternoon. Thursday the Bees worked to ready the building and finish setting up.
Friday morning, Nancy and Gary Conner arrived early to put items that were for sale for Trash and Treasure and open the doors to greet the people that braved the rain to attend the Quilt Show.
The Busy Bee Quilt Show opened on Friday and it rained most of the day. About 40 people braved the rain and came to view the pretty quilts. The building walls were covered with pretty works of art.
The Busy Bees lost 2 of their members since the last quilts show in 2015. We honored them this year; Lois Browning of Midway and Carol Turpin of Houston and Bryson. We displayed written memories along with some of their quilts. We miss them very much. They were good friends, good cooks and quilters.
We arrived on Saturday early to open the doors for business. The rain was gone and the sun was shining. We were a happy group waiting to greet the 70 or so visitors arriving to enjoy the Quilt Show. The kitchen was stocked with cooked beans, cornbread, cookies and drinks.
People came steadily all day to see the quilts, eat lunch visit with neighbors and enjoy looking at the pretty quilts and to see all the work we quilters have been doing all year getting ready for the show or to just create the beautiful quilts.
Some of the quilts have taken years to complete and others were made this year. Some of them have been in a chest since grandma quilted them many years ago but they all hold a spot in our hearts and are beautiful to our eyes.
The walls were covered with quilts and there were tables in the aisles with hand made baskets and other items for sale. Outside there were fabrics, tools and other items for sale. At the end of the day we were tired but happy quilters.
People’s Choice Best of Show winner was A Swan with Sparkle in Her Eye made by Priscilla Moreland of Chico. Priscilla also won First Place (large quilt) with Moonshine and Second Place was won by Kathy McPeters of Bowie with Country Barns.
Small Quilt First Place was won by Julie Browning of Bowie with Easy Trip Around the World and 2nd Place was won by Glenda Shepherd of Bluegrove/Henrietta with Mystery Quilt. Congratulations goes to Cherry Miliara of Post Oak, the winner of the red, white and blue Lone Star Quilt given away at the show.
Ms. Wyatt of Wichita Falls Living Magazine came and made pictures in the late afternoon. We had an exciting few days but also busy days. We packed up the quilts and sent them to their homes and drove our tired selves home. Just wait until next year when the fun will begin again.
We would like to thank all who brought quilts to help make our show successful. Many thanks to all the volunteers; the Conner families, Ray Spangler and all the members that worked hard to put the show on and take it back down.
Special thanks to Don Hopkins and Gary Conner we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you to those who attended our show and we would like to invite you to join us on Thursdays to quilt and eat lunch with us. Just bring your needle and a covered dish.
Thought for the week: Take a moment to count your blessings and say a kind word or do something special for a friend or neighbor.