MS Quilt Show in Big Piney May 15-16
by Lynda Leeper
May 12, 2009
The 5th Annual Fight Against MS Quilt Show will be Friday and Saturday, May 15-16 at the Big Piney Annex. Times are Friday, May 15, from 1:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday, May 16, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free-will donations would be greatly appreciated.
There will be a trunk show and dessert bar at the Marbleton Senior Center on Friday evening, May 15th, at 7:00 pm. There is a $10.00 per person charge for the trunk show and dessert bar. Alice Kay Arnett will present the trunk show and is also teaching a class on Friday afternoon.
A very special silent auction item this year is a Flag Day certificate, donated by Senator John Barrasso and his wife Bobbi. The winner of the certificate can choose a special day to have the U.S. Flag flown over the capitol in observation of something significant or whatever is important to the lucky winner. After the day the flag is flown, it will be sent to the winner.
Kathryn Stewart of Dumfries, Scotland, makes miniatures to decorate dollhouses or as clothing for teddy bears. She has donated one of her miniatures, a 7" square which is a replica of a full size quilt.
Mystery writer, Earlene Fowler, from Fountain Valley, California, autographed "Broken Dishes," from her Benni Harper mystery series. There is a lap size throw of Oriental print done in the Broken dishes pattern to accompany the book.
There will be a heart pattern throw quilt auctioned for AWW – A Women’s Work project.
There are art pieces, as well as the spectrum of quilted items.
Vendor’s this year include crocheted doilies from People’s Valley, Arizona; Wyo Tex Fabrics, Heart and Home Fabrics, and Pottery.
Again this year there will be the used book sale. Proceeds from the books will go towards a scholarship for someone from Wyoming to attend one of the week long life enrichment courses held at the Jimmie Huega Center.
In February, Lynda Leeper, her cousin Roddy from Boise, and two friends who work at the Forest Service with Lynda, were taking quilt classes. In one of Roddy’s classes she met a woman from Oxnard, California. In their conversation they discovered their grandfathers had the same last name! Joyce and her two sisters – one of which does family geneology, will be coming to the quilt show. The sister who does geneology will be comparing notes with Roddy and Lynda’s relative that does their family records to see if we are related. All because of taking a quilt class!
This will be the 5th year for the quilt Show and Fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis society. In the first four years it has raised over $25,000.00. All of the money has gone to the Wyoming Chapter of the National Society, 60% ear marked for research and 40% for home health care needs for the ones that are afflicted. Hopes are that the show is even better this year to mark achieving a milestone for five years.