PRESERVING HERITAGE CRAFTS
by Donna Anderson
Throughout the three days of the show, several of our members volunteer to demonstrate their skills in the showroom, and chat with visitors. We have trunk show programs featuring many talented ladies from around the state.
Ongoing demonstrations of sewing on an antique treadle machine are given by Marvella, Maryann Gusinius, and Bonnie Osten, and Lois demonstrates hand quilting. Denise Brown and Marvella can be found sewing up something during the show and helping others understand the fun of quilting. Maryann demonstrates Swedish weaving.
The Heritage Crafts activities provide a welcome opportunity to discuss techniques and patterns and fabrics and sewing machines and other topics of interest.
We always appreciate the support of our local quilters and quilt guild members in setting up and taking down the show. The best part of the show is getting together with friends and having that common thread of quilting and crafts.