The sun was shining, and the Quilt Fever thermometer shot up!
Thank you to the Co-Chairs, the Team Leads and all the volunteers for tirelessly working to build the buzz and sustain the legend of The Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild: Quilt Fever. And of course, we would not have had a show without the wonderfully inspiring and diverse creations entered by our very talented members.
Thank you for sharing your work. Thank you for entering, finishing, binding, sleeve-attaching and labelling your quilt or fibre artwork. You all worked well with a deadline!
The smiles were infectious as guests walked around with their unique coasters, some proudly holding a door prize bag, while others were purchasing fabric or notions in the Merchant Mall or picking up bargains in the Boutique, then trying their luck at the Pick to Win. All were wowed by the skill, beauty and variety of your quilts, serenely hanging in the galleries. Many guests told me they stayed for much longer than anticipated, because after a revival visit to the Tea Room, they started all over again with another tour!
After the show, my inbox from my non-quilting friends was bubbling with praise at the professional calibre of Quilt Fever 2018. That was a first-class event! We knew it would be, but now the secret is out!
I am proud to call myself a member of The Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild and I was proud to volunteer alongside all of you at Quilt Fever 2018. And now, who do I thank for ordering the sunny skies for both days of the show!
Janice Telfer, EQG president