QUILT 2019 owes it rousing success to the hundreds of quilts and garments on display—made by talented SFQG members … by featured artists Sujata Shah and Jeanie Low, whose informative talks drew fascinated crowds four times a day for two days … and by the amazing Dorcas Hand Quilters Quilters, who stitched around a group frame, surrounded by some of the group’s handiwork from the past 80 years. Click here for an interview with Jeanie and a video tour of her studio.
Credit for the show’s appeal also goes to special exhibitions of the Border Wall Quilt Project, the guild’s Challenge Quilts with their imaginative interpretations of our city, Millefiore minis, a heartwarming display of quilts made by kids for themselves and their dolls, and irresistible items from 27 vendors. (If you didn’t get enough time to shop, or if you want to keep shopping, click here!)
Greeting people entering The Event Center at St. Mary’s Cathedral was the SFQG’s much sought-after Opportunity Quilt. When showgoers needed a respite they gravitated to activity tables for calming hand crafts. And an army of volunteers pitched in, not only on March 22nd and 23rd, but in the days preceding the show … and for months beforehand. Thanks and kudos to all.