Matthews Alive! 2012 Quilt Show

by Aimee

Welcome to Matthews, NC where every year during Labor Day Weekend there has been a quilt show inside the community center. Megan Shein is the organizer whose vision 10 years ago was to showcase quilts from local quilters. In her own words “My vision was a show where quilters of all levels could share their quilts , educate the public about our art and inspire others. It is not a formal group or guild, just local quilters with a passion for the art!”

Last year over 2,000 people came through the quilt show.

Although she hands out 3 ribbons for viewers choice, there are no judges, no stressing, just inspiration from the locals who’s ages range from 8 to mid 90s. Last year the show grew to one more room … over 60 quilts now fill 3 classrooms in the community center. One room is filled with red, white and blue quilts to celebrate our great country.

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Melody Savoian September 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Thanks for sharing this fabulous quilt show. It is amazing how much creativity can be exhibited when there is no fear of criticism.

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Aimee September 5, 2012 at 10:27 am

Thanks Melody, you are so right, I quilt because it makes me happy. For many people it’s therapeutic, if you’re worried about being criticized, how can you enjoy the journey.

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gblake September 4, 2012 at 9:38 am

Love the show. We will have one in Rock Hill in Oct.

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Virginia Simmons September 4, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Loved.watching your videos. Have been a quilter for more years than you have been alive (I am 81) but there is always something to learn about quilting. I have never done tube quilting! Thank you for teaching me a new trick.

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Aimee September 5, 2012 at 10:28 am

Thanks, ladies! Please share the video with your friends.

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