MACG 2016 Quilt Show Wrap Up.

The 2016 Maleny Arts and Crafts Group Quilt Show is over. Look out for the next one in 2018. Lots of planning by our committee gave us a very successful quilt show. The raffle sold well with the winner being a local to Maleny and also a member of MACG.

There were over 500 visitors to the Quilt Show over the weekend. The voting for Viewers Choice in the Quilts was close with only 11 votes separating number 1 and number 5. The top five were all different which show the diversity of our visitors over the weekend. 

Viewers’ choice:
1st place:              No 41. Hanabi by Jan Galligan

2nd place:             No 102 A Country Journal by Cathy Hetzel

 3rd place:              No 21 Eva’s Secret Garden by Pam Foale

4th place:              No 1 The Blessing by Judy Aitken

5th place:              No 58 Circle of Roses by Pam Cronk

The merchants, Howard Drapery, Patchwork Angel, House of Shirbori, Maleny Magic Patchwork and Quilts and Bowerbirdy all had a great weekend.

There were 118 quilts on display plus 19 challenge pieces and an exhibit from the Textile Art Group. 

The sales table had a great array of items for sale. All pieces on the sales table were quilt related whether it was a quilted item, a wooden spool holder or a glass pin dish made in a quilt pattern.

The cafe was manned by a great bunch of ladies over the weekend under the watchful eye of Jeanette. Cakes, slices and sandwiches were superb. There were times over the weekend when there was not a spare seat available.

Our raffle winners were

 1st prize Judy Caesar

 2nd prize Andree Shamley (with Anita Turner, President of MACG)

3rd prize Sandra Faber 

We would like to thank the following organisations who supported us in being able to run a successful quilt show.
                The Hinterland Times
                The Glasshouse Country and Maleny News
                The Sunshine Coast Daily
                Andrew Powell, Member for Glasshouse and his staff
                Maleny Newsagency especially former owners Denise and Matthew Howard
                Maleny Supa IGA
                104.9 Sunshine FM
                Community Hub, Sunshine Coast Council
                Maleny Visitor Information
                All the businesses in town that displayed our poster

Thank you to all the members of MACG who gave up their time over the weekend to help with setting up and dismantling, the kitchen, selling tickets and walking the floor. Thank you to all the spouses who came and helped with the setting up and dismantling, and the spouses who helped collating the entries. Your help was much appreciated. 

Our next event is our annual Christmas Fair which will be held in the Maleny Community Centre on 25th, 26th and 27th November 2016. A great place to get all your Christmas presents.