15th Landrum Quilt Show to be held June 13-15
Rosy red pinwheels, candy colored diamonds, images in all colors! Oh my….it is not a dream; it is the Landrum Quilt Show!
The Landrum Quilters celebrate their 15th Quilt Show with a love of quilting and fabric art for three days, June 13-15. The show takes place at Landrum Middle School, 104 Redland Road in Landrum. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday..
Local and internationally acclaimed quilting teacher and author, and 2015 Quilting Legend, Georgia Bonesteel, will be a special guest from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. She will bring some of her quilts and books including Scrap Happy Quilts, published in 2018. In 1980, Bonesteel was one of the co-founders of the Landrum Library Quilt Club now known as the Landrum Quilters.
The 2019 raffle quilt “Stars Across the Carolinas” dazzles with rich colors, precise points and fabulous quilting. The vibrant stars of the quilt are set against a white background and measures 84 by 98 inches. Landrum Quilters members participated in piecing squares for the quilt with member Darleen Sanford coordinating and piecing the quilt. Member Elaine Hewitt quilted the overall motif and member Jackie Callis finished the quilt with a lovely binding. Tickets are available from a Landrum Quilters member. The drawing for the quilt will be on Saturday, June 15, and the winner need not be present to win.
The show will feature some 150 unique quilts from traditional to modern to contemporary fabric art in all sizes, shapes and colors. Attendees vote for their favorite quilts with an overall viewer’s choice ribbon awarded. Ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each of 15 categories, show sponsors and vendors also pick their favorite quilts.
Quilts may be hand or machine pieced or quilted, designed to be used as a lap or bed quilt or wall hanging, and may use a variety of techniques such as applique or thread painting. Art quilts are to be of an original design and may use innovative techniques, materials or embellishments. Member challenge quilt projects based on a theme of their initials and incorporating the respective color, pattern or block style and quilting motif will be displayed. Attendees will also view wearable art and accessories, home décor items and much more.
Featured during the show will be vendors, quilts for sale, silent auction, and boutique sale items including fabric filled baskets, handmade items, books, patterns, fabric mystery bags, YLI thread sale and more.
For more information, visit the club website at www.landrumquilters.com.