Quilt Show, Featured Quilter and Quilt Walk Cabin Fever Quilt Guild held its 24th Annual Quilt Show on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17 at Father Burns Hall, 100 Pine St. in Portola. Hours were 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Lunch was available in the Tea Room for $7.00, with treats and coffee or tea for no cost. Vendors as well as a Country Store featured many sewing items for sale.
About 200 quilts were entered and attendees voted for their favorites in several categories. The beautiful Hoffman Challenge Quilts was displayed.
The Featured Quilter this year is guild member JoAnn Elston who began sewing at the age of nine and continued her skills by making wool coats and suits. She joined the guild 5 years ago and has made t-shirt quilts, table runners, baby quilts and colored embroidered quilts.
To see some examples of quilts from previous shows, there was a “Quilt Walk” in Portola, Graeagle and Loyalton. Many businesses displayed quilts to publicize the show and our beautiful Opportunity Quilt called “Our Home”. It featured 12 pictures of iconic locations in Plumas and Sierra counties.