Gayle Fischer has been selected as the Featured Quilter of Fat Quarters 19th Annual Quilt Show. Gayle has been quilting since she was 9. Her applique and quilting are an inspiration to all of us. She started sewing at the tender age of 9, has made clothes for her 6 children, been a pattern tester, won many ribbons and made over 100 quilts, giving half of her quilts away.
The name chosen for the show this year is “A Kaleidoscope of Quilts” and the title of the fabulous quilt, made by the participants of Fat Quarters Quilt Guild is titled “Midnight Star.”
Fat Quarters is a group of over 60 avid quilters from the community. Each year it takes all of the members to put on the huge undertaking of the Clayton Quilt Show and the making of the raffle quilt. This year’s date is August 4, 2012 coinciding with Clayton Brickyard Days. Show time is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free.
Raffle tickets are $1.00 and are sold by the members of Fat Quarters. This year, again, some of the proceeds will be donated to Honor Flight, a group that sends World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to see the WWII monument. Last year the guild donated over $1000 from the proceeds.
Other proceeds from the show are used for fabric for charity quilts for the community.
The show is a wonderful activity, encompassing a celebration of small town America and the joy of the art of quilting. There will be door prizes, demonstrations, vendors, and of course, the unveiling of the winner of the stunning quilt “Midnight Star”. Raffle tickets are $1.00 and can be purchased from any Fat Quarter member.
This article was submitted by Nancy Hartley, Fat Quarters Quilt Guild