Pioneer Days is Bonanzaville’s largest yearly event and this year Fargo Moorhead Quilters had the opportunity to educate visitors on the art of quilting.
Our booth included demonstrations of both modern and traditional quilting. FMQuilters demonstrated both hand and machine quilting, machine and hand piecing (including crazy-tiny hexagons piecing), and modern cutting tools in action. We also showed examples of heritage quilts that have been damaged in various ways by the passage of time or poor storage techniques, and provided advice on how to store quilts to extend their life and beauty for future generations.
The backdrop of our booth area were two gorgeous examples of hexagons in action: a 1930s era Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt, and a modern applique quilt that incorporated that motif in very modern ways.
Visitors were amazed at the skill and beauty on display, and we have been invited back next year to be a part of Pioneer Days again.
Thanks to the quilters who took time out of their weekend to spread the joy of quilting:
- Christine Jorgenson
- Pam Burkhardt
- Kim Stenehjem
- Amanda Abelman
- Karen Woyens
- Kathy Melaas
- Jennifer Lefor
- Susan Curtis
- Debbie Richman