What a great time! There were over 250 machine quilted quilts and over 4000 people in attendance. Over $12,000 in cash awards and prizes were given to winners at this year's show. For a full list of quilt competition award winners, visit www.hmqs.org/2007_awards.html
Over $1500 was raised and donated to the American Heart Association, which was 100% of the proceeds of the Silent Auction of the Challenge Quilts. A huge thanks to Cranston Fabrics for sponsoring this Challenge and to Winline Textiles for donating batting.
The "Into Africa" project received donations of $378, which Mary Ogwel took on her trip to Kenya right after HMQS 2007. The donation includes a generous gift from one great quilting lady from Vermont who had a birthday party and in lieu of gifts, asked them to donate money for "Into Africa". What a great idea!
Next year's show dates are May 8-10. Plan now to attend, take classes, vend or volunteer. Exact times and more details to be released soon!