A Good Time Was Had By All

Cascade’s successful 2013 quilt show has come and gone.  We want to thank all our volunteers; our vendors; our raffle ticket purchasers; folks who donated items for raffles, grandma’s attic, and the small quilts auction; and Redeemer Christian School for a great venue.  Thanks also to everyone who entered all the wonderful quilts.

For this show we used a different judging system – points based rather than category groupings. The design and workmanship of each quilt entered for judging were assigned points, for a total of 100 possible points.  Each quilt was assessed on its own, rather than compared with others.  It was the first time we used this approach, and we plan to review whether to continue it in future shows.

We’ll post pictures of the show here over the coming months.  For now, enjoy this picture of Carol O’Connor’s quilt, “Spring Garden,” that won the judge’s choice ribbon.



It’s Show Time!

That’s right, next Friday, April 5, our Baskets of Quilts show opens at 10 a.m. at Redeemer Christian School, 2141 Fifth St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  You can enjoy the show on April 5 until 7 p.m. and April 6 from 10-4.  Admission is $5. We expect more than 85 quilts ranging from traditional to art quilts from Contemporary Cloth Artists of Cleveland and modern quilts from the Akron Modern Quilt Guild.

There will be 6 vendors with goodies to tempt you, and themed raffle baskets.  You can take a chance on winning a chocolate basket, breakfast basket, or spa basket, and more. The always popular Grandma’s Attic returns with lots of bargains, and this year light snacks will be available for purchase. New this year is a silent auction of small quilts made by our guild members.  Take a look at what we have here:  http://www.cascadequiltguild.com/small-quilts-auction  If you cannot make it to the show and would like one, we do have a “buy it now” feature, so you can message Debbie Shives,  the contact person, for your favorite.

Another new feature this year is a vintage sewing machine raffle.  One machine is a classic 1947 Singer Featherweight—lightweight, gorgeous, and one of the best machines ever.  The other is a full sized Singer 301, another great sewing machine. Both are in full working order.  Chances are $1 or 6 for $5, and you choose which machine you want to take a chance on.  Check here for more information on the machines.  http://www.cascadequiltguild.com/vintage-sewing-machine-raffle.