The Courthaus Quilters Quilt Guild and the Monroe High School German and Costa Rica Exchange Clubs will present a quilt show on April 18-19, 2015, at the Monroe High School gymnasium in Monroe, WI, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day. This year’s theme is “Threaded Memories”. The event will include a judged quilt show, a display of Civil War Era Quilts inspired by Barbara Bachman, presentations about “The Making of Civil War Fabrics” by Polly Perkins, a merchant mall, gift sales by Guild members, and a quilt appraiser. Admission will be $5.00 or $4.00 with a non-perishable food item. Proceeds will benefit the Green County Food Pantry, Green County Historical Society, and the Monroe High School German and Costa Rica Exchange Clubs.
Entries for the judged quilt show are welcomed from any interested parties. Entry fee is $10 for the first item with a $1 fee for each additional item. Entries postmarked by the due date of April 4th will be discounted to $5 for the first entry with a $1 fee for each additional item. Entries for the judged quilt show should be in the bed quilt, crib or lap quilt, wall quilt, or quilted accessories categories. Entry fees are waived for youth desiring to enter items in the youth categories. Items submitted for judging must be made by the exhibitor, be clean, and in show condition. Entries may be dropped off at the Monroe High School gym area from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 17th. Items may be dropped off prior to that date by calling 608-214-4192 or 608-329-4781. All entries will be judged with awards presented at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 19th.
The presentation “The Making of Civil War Fabrics” will be presented by Polly Perkins from Lucky 2B Quilting in Pecatonica, IL. She will be speaking about Civil War fabrics, colors, dyes, and she will have quilts to display. Her presentations will be at 11:00 on Saturday and 1:00 on Sunday.
The show will also feature a quilt appraiser. To schedule an appointment please call Alice Brooks at 608-214-4192.
A food court will be operated by the MHS German and Costa Rica Exchange Clubs to raise funds for their respective organizations. Other activities during the show include Viewer’s Choice voting, raffles for a queen-size quilt as well as various gift baskets. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance from quilt guild members and during the show.