The guild’s show will be open at the Cadiz Baptist Church Activities Building on Oct 13 and 14. As part of the show every year, the guild picks a theme for their Ultimate Guild Challenge. Judges from outside the guild pick their favorites. Last year’s top eight Guild Challenge quilts were sent to be judged at the American Quilter’s Society show in Paducah’s April 2006 show. After that, they were displayed at August’s Nashville Quilt Exposition. So this year, the guild members are especially excited amidst hopes of future triumphs.
The members can sometimes be secretive in order to keep competitive. Member Tish Rudd said that she wouldn’t be revealing her quilt for a while so that no one steals her ideas. Three of the members were brave enough to show their finished quilts at last week’s guild meeting. They were Betty McVey, Daryleen Noble and Lorraine Lundquist.
For each year’s challenge, the guild picks a theme. This year’s theme is “Down the Garden Path.” The possibilities are pretty broad since the title could theoretically apply to anything dealing remotely with gardens. Making it more challenging is the fact that the guild members must also use something from a specific pattern. This year, that pattern was a jungle scene.
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