The indoor 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo Quilt Show was a huge success. During the weekend over 500 folks had a chance to rub shoulders with the IPM mascot Tobe Cobe Jr.; Ontario Queen of the Furrow and the newly crowned Chatham-Kent Queen of the Furrow.
On display were 6 Vintage Quilts from the 1979 IPM including the first prize winner made by Ruth Sykes of Merlin which is now in the possession of the Chatham-Kent Museum and was on loan for the weekend. This was the Quilt Show Committee’s nod to “Be A Part Of History” one of the logos for the 2018 Plowing Match to be held just outside Pain Court, ON.
One Hundred and ten quilts were entered into the competition and came from all over S.W. Ontario. If you missed the show you will get a second chance to view the quilts in the Quilt Tent at Tent City on the IPM site Sept 18 – 22.
Many thanks to all who came out to enjoy the show in air-conditioned comfort and to St. Paul’s Congregational Church for sharing their wonderful facility.
Also a big thank you to all who volunteered for set up and take down and all the various jobs in between that go to making a quilt show a work of art and a joy to view.
Submitted by Joyce Martin-Bruce.