Judged Quilt Exhibit
Members and non-members of Eastern Long Island Quilter’s Guild, Inc. (ELIQG), are invited to enter quilts as well as quilted clothing, made using quilt making techniques which are in excellent condition and not previously exhibited at an ELIQG Quilt Show. Approximately 150 quilts will be accepted. All quilts are judged by an NQA Certified Judge, for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons within their category, as well as a Best In Show, Viewers Choice, Vendor’s Choice, Merit Awards and Judge’s Choice ribbons.
We will again have appraisals during our show. Click below for the registraton form and more information: 2015 ELIQG Appraisal Form
A Bed Turning – a quilting tradition from our past!
Before there were quilt shows as we know them there were bed turnings. Many women belonged to sewing groups as a form of social interaction like we still do today. Some used the time to sew or knit/crochet but most important to be together. Those who quilted also gathered to work together to help a friend finish her quilt. A quilting bee was a daylong event and many attended. So what happened to the finished quilts and how did a quilter share her completed work?
Many quilts were made to be used until they wore out. Some quilts were reserved for guests, others were made to celebrate special occasions and then there were some made just because. Quilts were stored in chests, boxes and on shelves. If a woman was lucky enough to have an unoccupied bed, extra quilts were sometimes stored on there. It was a great way to keep your quilt flat and to display them.
So when a group of woman gathered at the home of a productive quilter and she was able to layer a bed in her home with the quilts she and her family or friends had made there was a bed turning to be seen! All those present could see a finished quilt that they may have seen a friend work on for months or years. The quiltmaker could tell the quilts story and share what she did. Of course her friends’ ohh’d and ahh’d over each and every beauty. Peeling back each layer of quilt must have been fun and exciting.
We will have about 20-25 quilts to share with you for your viewing pleasure. This will take place in the lecture hall of the library. Saturday the fun is at 11 am and 1 pm with Sunday the fun is at 12 noon and 2 pm. You can have a seat and relax and enjoy what quilters before you have made and can still share with us!
Come join us this year and see a modern version of this old tradition.
Member Special Exhibit- Bosom Buddies
Enjoy viewing how our talented and clever members had fun decorating a close buddy to their bosoms! They were no rules except have fun and enjoy. Some of the bras on display will be donated to local women’s health centers after the show.
Member Challenge- Friendship
Each year we challenge our members to create a small quilt that coordinates with the quilt show theme. This year they have been asked to show their interpretation of what friendship means to them. Size, three layers and quilting stitches are the only requirements. These quilts are a wonderful way for quilters to show their hearts, imagination and talents. Read each card attached to see what makes that quilter tick.
2015 Peconic Quilt Show Raffle
1st prize queen/full size quilt “Common Threads” made by ELIQG members
2nd prize a keepsake box filled with fat quarters and gift certificates from:
Pieceful Quilting & Sew Rite
3rd prize Ginger Scissors; pocket scissor and embroidery scissor
Proceeds from our basket raffle to benefit:
The Maurer Foundation and our mission to save lives…
The Maurer Foundation is the only organization dedicated solely to the prevention and early detection of breast cancer. Since 1995, we have educated more than a quarter of a million individuals on how to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer and to detect it in its earliest and most treatable stages.
Our founder, breast surgeon and breast cancer specialist, Dr. Virginia Maurer, recognized the need for women and men to be better informed about the role they play in their own breast health and began offering lessons to her patients and their families. The success of these workshops led her to reach out to the surrounding community, particularly through local high schools, with the belief that the choices young people make today can wield a tremendous influence over their lifelong breast health.
Our breast health programs are presented to high schools, colleges, community organizations, and businesses throughout Long Island and offer practical information about how to actively improve your breast health. We have focused on extending our presence in the communities of Eastern Long Island. Since our inception we have provided programming to the school districts in Bridgehampton, Hampton Bays, Shoreham-Wading River, and Shelter Island. In more recent years, The Maurer Foundation has developed relationships with school districts which request our programs on an annual basis. Some of these school districts include Eastport-South Manor, Riverhead, East Hampton, Rocky Point, and Center Moriches. We continue to present our program at the Riverhead and Selden campuses of Suffolk Community College. One of the Foundation’s goals for 2015 is to continue expanding our reach into the school districts on the East End, including Southampton and Westhampton.
The Maurer Foundation has always considered ourselves to be an organization that serves all of Long Island. This can best be demonstrated by our Annual Motorcycle Ride which extends from Oceanside to Greenport, encompassing so many of the communities on Long Island where we have left our footprint. As more women and men are empowered and educated through our programs, we hope the result will be a lasting impact of lower cancer rates and higher recovery for generations to come.