Matthews Alive! 2012 Quilt Show

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.

5 thoughts on “Matthews Alive! 2012 Quilt Show”

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

    1. 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.

  2. 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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