Thru fabrics and threads, many share their stories of life with others at the annual Concho Valley Quilters Guild Quilt show.
Quilt Appraiser, Nell Smith has been listening to these quilts stories.
“Many times when I appraise I hear the stories of some family’s quilts that have been handed down in several generations some are newly made as well.” Smith says.
Over 80 newly quilts are the highlight of the Concho Valley Quilters Guild show at an event that has been sewing since 1994. Each of these masterpieces that hang in the Cactus Hotel for this 2 day quilt event have been judged and appraised on a variety of factors.
“Quilts can value anywhere from the finest guild from $200 to several thousand and it depends on conditions and rarity and so forth.” Smith says.
But the price tag is priceless for Pauline Elliot who learned how to quilt thru her grandmother during summer vacations. Elliot describes, “We would quilt and had a quilt that would hang from the ceiling and my aunt’s would all come around and we would quilt all week.”
Besides Elliot bringing love and stitches in these quilts she’s also passing the thread on to younger hands.
During summer Elliot’s granddaughter, Heather King learned how to quilt thru her.
“Just a fun thing that we would do together, every summer and she’s always enjoying it and coming,” Elliot says.
King says, “A lot of people it’s more than just sewing its coloring and creating something new.”
Something new, that will live for all time.
The quilt show will run on Saturday from 9AM until 4PM at The Cactus Hotel.