Sunday, June 19, 2016

2016 Quilter's Dozen Quilt Show

The Quilter's Dozen hand quilting guild has a quilt show every year in the Little White Schoolhouse during Prairie Fest, in Oswego, IL.  I've been going for many years now.  Here are some links to previous shows I've attended 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011.

We always go to the quilt show before hubby is in the parade, with his Barbershop Chorus.  I usually drive the float.  The quilt show is in a tiny, former school house.  It's only in the front room, so, there isn't much space.  I had a quilt in the show this year.  I took pictures of the quilt labels.  They are under each quilt (except mine).  Some of the quilts are hand quilted, some are machine quilted.  If it says 'Quilted by the Quilter's Dozen' then it is hand quilted by the ladies.  You have to be a member to 'earn' getting one of your quilts hand quilted. (means you have to work on so many quilts of others before your quilt gets in the Que).

Since there isn't much room, they drape some quilts on chairs along the side walls.

The next quilt is by a lady that is also in my little quilt guild.  She's only been quilting a few years, but, she's learning fast.

Here are a few more quilts.


 I love the batik leaves in this quilt.

Hubby and I helped start a Boy Scout troop in the area.  One of our sons was also in this troop.  We also helped start a BSA Venturing Crew, that hubby is still a leader of.  That made this entry special for us, since hubby has met the father of the boy this quilt was made for, at several BSA events over the years.  Our son had also been in this troop at one time.

Here are the quilts along the other wall.

These are the last few quilts that I took a picture of.

Here is the quilt I entered, my son's wedding quilt.  They didn't have enough room to show both sides of the quilt, but, they did show a corner of the pieced back.
Connor & Krystal's wedding quilt
The Quilter's Dozen meets at the Little White Schoolhouse every week.  They hand quilt one quilt at a time.  This is their current project, along with a quilt they made for the Little White Schoolhouse, several years ago, on the wall.
two ladies hand quilting
Here is this year's raffle quilt.  I didn't get a call, after the show, so, someone else must have one it.  They make a new raffle quilt each year.  The money is donated to the Little White Schoolhouse.
raffle quilt
This is how we spend Father's Day each year.  Quilts for me, and singing for hubby.
Hope you are having a great weekend, too.


  1. So many cool quilts. The Boy Scout one is great. I think it sounds like a great way to spend father's day weekend.

  2. What a great way to spend Father's Day, quilts and singing. Thanks for sharing the show.

  3. Great show! Your photos are clear and informative. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Sounds like a perfect day to me!!

  5. Thanks for showing the Show, Cheryl. I knew yours right away. The twisty colors quilt is so cheerful. Love the variety of quilts and the different ways they are displayed.

  6. What a lovely quilt show you've shared with us Cheryl - thanks!!! Love your quilt - such bright colors and in the perfect design. It was fun watching you work on it!

  7. Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful quilts with us Cheryl, including YOURS! WOW! I have really enjoyed watching your efforts with the Bonnie quilts! You know I think she is the queen of scraps! LOL

  8. Too bad they don't have a larger space and have to use chairs. I wonder how they can decide which quilt gets to be hung. Maybe they need to hold two shows a year. I like the scout quilts. I have also used neckerchiefs but pieced for the backing.


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