Wednesday, September 16, 2009
A Wonderful Quilter's Friendship Day
Friday my Mom and I took a road trip to AuGres, MI for a Friendship Day hosted by the Wednesday Night Strippers. AuGres is about 100 miles from Hillman and we drove through very dense fog all the way there. The trip was very worth while as we had a great time. The "Strippers" know how to host a party. There were approximatley 100 ladies in attendance. The Guild members had several quilts and quilted jackets hung around the room. We were all asked to vote for our favorite quilt. The quilt I voted for (a stained glass block of the month quilt) won second place. In fact the first place quilt (a hand appliqued, hand quilted quilt) was made by the same lady who made the stained glass quilt. The members also participated in a challenge using a specific fabric and the theme sunrise. We also voted on our favorite challenge quilt. The pictures here are of two of those challenge quilts. We enjoyed participating in a chinese auction with lots of "quilty" items to bid on. We enjoyed visiting with two vendors, Bayview Calicos of Au Gres and Hollyhock Quilt Shop of Harrisville. Not only can the "Strippers" quilt but they can also cook as we were treated to a delicious salad luncheon which also included delicious desserts. It was a great day hanging out with quilters, visiting friends whom I hadn't seen in a long time and spending the day with my Mom.