Sauder Village Quilt Show Awards Dinner

Last night was the Sauder Village Quilt Show Awards Dinner, held at the Heritage Inn at Sauder Village. It was a really fun evening, featuring a talk and trunk show by Bill Kerr, this year’s guest teacher. It was not just interesting; we were able to see (and touch) his quilts. Bill and his wife, Weeks Ringle, of Modern Quilt Studio, collaborate on their quilts and we were given a peek into the process they use to come up with ideas and see the quilts through to completion. It’s always inspiring to see and hear from other quilters (in this case artists!) and I’m always influenced in one way or another.

Sauder Village Quilt Show 2015 Prior to Bill’s presentation there was a slideshow of the winning quilts and first place winners were each presented with a plate made by┬áthe Sauder Village potter – Mark Nafziger. Each year Mark designs a plate for the winners; this year he has based the center design on a Modern Quilt Studio design.

To say I’m thrilled to have one of these plates is an understatement! It will have a place of pride in my quilt studio. When I get frustrated with a particular design I can look to it as a reminder that hard work pays off.

I’ll be going back to the show tomorrow for one more look and to pick up my quilt, and I’ll look forward to seeing all the beautiful quilts at next year’s show. Check the Sauder Village website for more details on the 2016 Quilt Show.

5 thoughts to “Sauder Village Quilt Show Awards Dinner”

  1. Congratulations Lynda!!! Your quilt was beautiful!
    I enjoyed this year’s quilt show and was amazed at the talent.
    Maybe next year I’ll work up the courage to enter a quilt!

    1. Thanks so much, Diane! I’m so glad you liked it. You should definitely enter a quilt next year. It’s fun just to see your quilt hanging, and it gets you free admission to the show. And next year it could be you getting a ribbon!

  2. It was fun spending the evening with you and meeting the other quilters at our table. Bill was an interesting artist. Made me appreciate “modern” quilts more.

    1. It was a lot of fun and it made me think about the entire quilting process. Instead of just doing, maybe I should think a little more!

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