The 9B Quilters have been busy planning their third annual Quilt Show titled “Show Your Love of Quilting,” which takes place Friday, October 12 from 5 to 8pm and Saturday, October 13 from 9am to 4pm at the Boundary County Fairgrounds. This non-judged show is open to anyone would like to enter. Last year’s event featured 160 quilts and wall hangings.
“This event [draws] those that love to see beauty in a fabric creation. Children love the colors of the quilts,” says Bev Hokanson, member of the 9B Quilt Show committee. “Our community is one that has many quilters and a love for what they do. Our quilt show hosts a humanitarian quilt section—this is indicative of quilters. They are a very giving group who love to share by giving to others. You may even find a quilt for sale.”
A quilt is made each year and raffle tickets are sold to fund the annual shows. “This year, as in the past, quilters from our group and others made a square from supplied material and, if needed, from their own ‘stash,’ according to Bev. “There were about 10 individuals that donated these squares. The 9B Quilters gathered one day and assembled the quilt, then gave it to Velda Williams of Stitchin’ Dreams who did the quilting.” Tickets are for sale at various times at Super 1, P1FCU, downtown on Saturdays and through the quilt shops. Tickets are also available by calling 208.267.5355.
For those who would like to attend, entry to the event is just $3 for general admission and free for those 17 years of age and younger. Don’t forget to pick up a “fat quarter,” enter to win an hourly door prize and check out the vendors ranging from quilt show owners to individuals selling sewing items. Bonners Ferry’s five quilt/fabric shops (Alley Fabric Nook, A Little Comfort Quilting, Callies Niche, Stitchin’ Dreams and Auntie’s) will be open that weekend, and directions to the shops will be available at the show.
“There is a great sense in belonging and sharing among the group of quilters, each sharing and cheering each other on,” says Bev. “Just looking over the assortment of patterns gives one inspiration to make another quilt using some of the ideas that were on display.”