Quilt show takes participants ‘Along the Silver Thread’


CREEDE— The biennial Silver Thread Quilt Show will take place next weekend, Sept. 14-16, at the Creede Community Center. With the theme of “Along the Silver Thread,” experience the creativity of quilts created by the members; they’ll inspire you.
Shop the Treasure Trove of handmade items, enjoy the Quilters Cafe, visit vendors, or have a quilt appraised on site ($40 fee).
This year’s raffle quilt, “Along the Silver Thread,” was designed and created by guild members Marcie Vitopil, Janice Torres, Anne Strong, Penny Snyder, Diane Singer,  Vi Koch, Beth Kendall and Sheralyn Humble. Strong created the embroidered scenes from photographs of iconic buildings in Creede. Vitopil, Torres and Kendall created the other scenes in the center of the quilt from beautiful views from the South Fork, Creede and Lake City area. Snyder did the bordering star piecing, and Koch and Singer arranged and assembled all of the scenes and stars and borders. Humble designed and appliqued the Columbines on the border, and Singer magnificently quilted it. All of the revenue from ticket sales allows the group to fund many community projects, which include helping local fire departments, quilts for veterans, new Habitat for Humanity homes and the Ronald McDonald House, to name a few.
Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite quilt in each of the categories. The Viewer’s Choice winning quilts will be sporting their ribbons on Sunday. Visitors on Friday and Saturday may attend FREE on Sunday with their ticket from either previous day.
Participating members of Silver Threads Quilt Guild also have the option of having their quilts judged by this year’s judge, Cindy Brick. (If the entry number of the quilt has a “J” following the number, the entry was judged.) The award ribbons will be awarded before the quilt show opens on Friday morning and are separate from the Viewer’s Choice ribbons.
Brick has been teaching, writing about and judging quilts, especially their history and cultural significance, since 1984. She has written six books, as well as hundreds of articles on all areas of crafting, antiques, frugality and other issues, for print, as well as on her blog and as staffer for others. Her judging credits include Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Pacific International, the Denver Quilt Festival and the International Quilt Festival (Houston).
The mission of Silver Threads Quilt Guild is to further interest in quilting, promote education, contribute to community charitable causes and encourage the preservation of quilts and the art of quilting.   
The show will run Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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