CREEDE — The biennial Silver Threads Quilt Show was a huge success this past weekend in Creede. The Creede Community Center transformed into a quilter’s dream beginning on Friday, Sept. 17 and awed crowds for the next two days.
Everything from small challenge quilts to massive works of sewn art made the show a smashing success. The community center was hopping all three days of the show and everyone in attendance enjoyed it.
This year’s theme was "Through the Ages" and it was depicted in the artwork created over the last several years by the Silver Threads Quilt Guild. Each piece featured quilting techniques learned throughout lifetimes and was a sight to be seen. Even the younger crowd that was visiting had a great time with the scavenger hunt which allowed them to enjoy the show while their family wandered the halls of the community center.
Antique quilt demonstrations took place throughout the weekend where quilt lovers could witness the longevity of quilts once they’ve been made and even learned how to care for quilts through the years.
There were quilts dating back to the 19th century which could be viewed during the demonstrations and served as a testament to time and care. Quilting through the ages held new meaning for those who took the time to visit the antique demonstrations which offered a unique insight into the preservation of quilts and of those who made them.
This year the Challenge Category for the guild was to create a quilt from a collection of fabrics, some of which were over 100 years old. These pieces were some of the most intricate of the entire show, captivating the attending crowd throughout the weekend.
Other categories included Bed Quilts, Lap Quilts, Wall Hangings, Holiday, Children, Creative Panels, Art, Modern, Quilter's Origin, (this piece describes/depicts something about the area where the quilter is from, born, grew up, lives, etc.), and Vintage (This gives the quilter an opportunity to make something new out of something old. This category fits the theme of the show, "Quilting Through the Ages").
Penny Snyder was voted both Best of Show and Viewer's Choice award winner.
This year’s raffle quilt winner was announced on Sunday, Sept. 19. Overall, the weekend was a sewn-up success and plans for the next event which will take place in 2023 were well underway.