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I would argue the same could be said for quilting. That’s why combining a garden show with quilts seems like a natural way to go. Garden tours are delightful; but when you throw quilts into the mix, the results are wonderful!
On Saturday, July 17th, 2021, MPS did just that. Four members opened their gardens; and many more members offered their quilts to be shown. The weather was perfect–sunny and blue with a little breeze, and not too hot. There was excitement in the air as many of us were seeing each other face-to-face for the first time in nearly seventeen months. Oregon state officials had lifted most of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions a mere 18 days before the show!
All of the gardens were beautiful and reflected the personality of each gardener. Viewing the quilts in the gardens was magical. There was something new at every turn. Quilts swaying in the breeze while surrounded by flora can bring a welcome sense of peace and calm to the soul.
Thanks to Bette, Linda, Sara, and Nancy for sharing your gardens. Another thank you to all of the members that shared their quilts for the special day. Special thanks to all of you who got up early on Saturday morning to help hang quilts before the show started at 10:00! Thanks to Jean, who took photos during the show. Finally, a big THANK YOU to Rosalie, our Program Chair, for coming up with the idea and seeing it through to fruition.