Today, Blue Ridge Quilters went on a scheduled field trip . . . at least six did ! And, boy did we have a time. We started at Bargain Barn Fabrics in Montvale where, in addition to purchasing fabrics for projects on-going and/or still in the planning stage, a small expression of gratitude was made to owner/operator Marietta Price for her faithfulness to the Guild, and in particular for coming to the rescue on March 14, 2020 when the scheduled speaker for our National Quilting Day celebration cancelled at the last minute because of Covid. Marietta stepped up on short order and presented a program on her art and quilting applications and experiences. Her expertise and presentation were very well accepted and much appreciated by all. The Guild members appreciate both Marietta’s talents and her willingness to “be there” when it counts. Not to mention having a wide variety of quilting fabrics at her fabric shop !
Marietta also conveyed her appreciation of the members of Blue Ridge Quilters and wanted us to know how highly thought of we are. Thank you again, Marietta.
We decided that since we all had an early breakfast, we should have our lunch prior to going to the Peaks & Pieces Quilt Show at Bedford Library so we wouldn’t be hurrying to finish in order to eat lunch ! So, our next stop was Dales Southern Style Diner, also in Montvale, where we enjoyed a tasty lunch and some quilter-style fellowship. I hear the fried green tomatoes are quite excellent, by the way.
Then on to the Peaks & Pieces Quilt Show at the Bedford Library which is always beautiful and beautifully displayed. We each picked up a clipboard at the check-in table and commenced to stroll around gazing at and appreciating the many quilts displayed. The Peaks & Pieces Guild of Bedford, Virginia is a small-ish group of very talented quilters who display and share their handiwork every year in the quilt show. Admission is free and photos are allowed. If you want to touch the quilts, they even offer rubber gloves to protect the quilts. There are at least half a dozen categories of quilts ranging from table toppers, wall hangings, lap size quilts, bed size quilts, hand quilted, machine quilted and just about anything you can imagine. They even offer a raffle quilt which is always beautifully done by members of the guild. If you are local and get a chance, drop by the Bedford Central Library and enjoy the results of love and hard work that is presented.
Pictured below, coming up the stairs to get a good view of all the quilts.