Black Hills Stock Show: Unique quilts on display
January 20, 2011
Artistic beauty can be displayed in many forms. Many quilters bring their one-of-a-kind works of art for others to enjoy during the Black Hills Stock Show (BHSS) Denim and Diamonds III Quilt Show. The event opens on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. The quilts will be displayed in the Upper West Concourse of the Civic Center. The show will run through Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m.
“The response to the quilt show has been overwhelming,” says Joan Kettlewell, who coordinates the quilt show. “In the past, we have had bus loads of people come to view the quilts. The quilt show provides free fun for women who are attending the stock show. It’s relaxing and fun, and they will learn a lot. It is a fabulous show,” she says.
During this year’s event, spectators may see more than 500 quilts during the seven-day show. “We won’t be able to grow the show much more because we are out of space,” Kettlewell says.
Vi Colome, JoAnn Hoffman and Laurie Tigner are featured quilters for the event. Hoffman placed first, and Tigner received honorable mention recently, at a national quilt show in Houston. Their trunk show is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m.
Kettlewell says several area quilt businesses have agreed to each take a day during the show to display their quilts. “This year will be all trunk shows, with coffee and cookies afterwards,” Kettlewell explains. Proceeds from the coffee and cookies will be donated to the families of the National Guard soldiers of the Black Hills.
Although trunk shows showcase individual quilts and designs, Kettlewell anticipates many of the businesses will discuss techniques used to make the one-of-a-kind works of art. “Many times, quilts represent the person,” she says. “This is a great opportunity in a relaxing atmosphere for people to get together and see all the quilts we will have on display.”
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The quilt show is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Jan. 28-Feb. 1, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 2.
Trunk shows are held daily at 1 p.m. A schedule of businesses presenting a trunk show is as follows:
Friday, Jan. 28: JoAnn Hoffman, Laurie Tigner and Vi Colome.
Saturday, Jan. 29: Quilt Corral, Joan Davis.
Sunday, Jan. 30, Sewing Center, Tammy Larson.
Monday, Jan. 31, Dakota Cabin Quilts, Wes Cvach.
Tuesday, Feb. 1, The Quilt Connection, Etc., Joan Kettlewell and Anne Meisner.
Wednesday, Feb. 2, Thimble Cottage Quilt Village, Pearl Louise Designs.