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Montgomery County EHC Holds Annual Quilt show

November 19, 2013

Posted by Darlene Holliday, Montgomery County Council President

Montgomery County Extension Homemakers members held their 33rd Annual Montgomery County EHC Quilt Show on October 11th, 12th and 13th.  Thirty three years ago when the Quilt Show was started it was an outdoor affair on the Courthouse Grounds.  However, through the years and because of necessity, it was moved to the Billie Crane Building at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds and held in conjunction with the Annual Quartz,  Quiltz, and  Craftz Festival sponsored by the Mount Ida Chamber of Commerce.  The Quilt Show and Country Store is the annual fund-raising event put on by the Extension Homemakers Council.  Proceeds are used to fund Council activities, events, and projects. 

2013 Raffle Quilt 001Selling raffle tickets on our beautiful quilt made by ladies of Montgomery County is part of the fund-raising associated with this event.  Our beautiful “Log Cabin Memories” quilt was won this year by Brandi Burmeister of Dallas, Texas.

The quilt show’s highest award, The Peoples Choice Award, was won 2013 People's Choiceby Linda Allen of Mount Ida for her beautiful flower sampler quilt named “Bobby’s Flower Garden” in honor of her deceased husband.  Picture right.

Our Country Store located in the back portion of the quilt show building  supplies most of the money made in conjunction with this event.  The Country Store features homemade articles made by MontgomeryCounty members and includes Christmas items, crocheted and knitted items and homemade baked goods.

The Council is pleased to report a record attendance this year along with making more money than ever made on our Country Store items and quilt ticket sales combined.  The Council President, Darlene Holliday, and other Council Members were very pleased with the outcome of the event and want to thank everyone who brought quilts to enter and items to sell in the Country Store and all members for their hard work on this project.

Pictures:  “Getting Ready for the quilt show”  1st Picture:  Dorrie Oswald and Betty Nelson, 2nd picture:  Johnette Johnson, 3rd picture: Linda Allen and Wanda Clenney.

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