Ellis County Quilt Show – 2015

Yesterday was a gorgeous day in Texas – just perfect to venture out to a quilt show!

Like many of the shows I have attended here in Texas, the Creative Quilters Guild of Ellis County certainly did not disappoint. From raffles, to vendors, to door prizes and of course gorgeous quilts – this group did a fantastic job.

Right from the start we felt at home as the ladies at the front table announced that “men get in free – if you like we have a man’s lounge just down the way!”

We were greeted by happy, smiling faces.

We were greeted by happy, smiling faces.

You sure can’t argue with that, can you?

This was the 12th annual quilt show and while there were many new contributions, what made this very special to me was the antique and “loved” quilts on display. If you have been following my latest project, I have gotten into restoring older works.

The show was packed full of quilts but also offered

  • Quilt Appraisals
  • Door Prizes (yes I won one!)
  • Silent Auction
  • Boutique
  • Drawing for gorgeous 2015 donation quilt
Ellis County Quilt Show Silent Auction

Ellis County Quilt Show Silent Auction

While Terry inspects this beautiful quilt, Alex puts in her name in hopes of winning.

While Terry inspects this beautiful quilt, Alex puts in her name in hopes of winning.

The best way to share my experience at the fun event is simply invite you to view the pictures I took.

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REMEMBER:

When visiting a quilt show, there are some rules (check each show for their specific rules):

  • No Smoking
  • Do not touch quilts (Quilt Angels are there with gloves on to assist you)
  • No Food or Drinks
  • No Photographs except in approved areas.

Normally, photos are allowed on the show floor; however, individual vendor booths appreciate it if you buy their kits and patterns instead.

I also want to say a special “Thank You” to Suzzett’s Fabrics, Quilts and More, LLC. for donating the Moda charm pack that I won!

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Next weekend (July 24-25, 2015) is the Fort Worth Quilt Guild “Christmas in July” show in Fort Worth, Texas.  We plan on attending this one too and promise to post lots of pictures!

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2 comments

  • Donna Magee

    Thank you so much for attending our show and for giving it such good reviews on your website. We loved having you and hope you will come next year on July 15 & 16th, 2016. We would love to have you visit our guild also which meets at Waxahachie Bible Church, 621 N. Grand Avenue, Waxahachie, TX 75165, across from the Southwestern Assemblies of God University, the fourth Monday of each month with greeting and snacks at 6:30, business meeting and program at 7:00 and finishing by 8:30. Donna

    • Robyn Gotch

      Donna, it was truly our pleasure and you can certainly count on us visiting again next year! While I would love to visit with local guilds, so far I have been so busy that there just isn’t time. Should life slow down a tad, I will definitely keep your offer in mind. Thanks again!