2016 Quilt Show News -- Linda Morrison, Chairman
Our featured artist this year is Tami Benevedes-Graeber. A Hometown Girl, she grew up here in Lakeport and still has family ties. Winner of national and international quilting awards, a published author specializing in original art and painted surface designed quilts.
A display of over 200 beautiful quilts plus vendors, door prizes, a silent auction, demonstrations and our "Country Store" are featured the first full weekend in October.
2016 Falling Leaves Quilt Show
October 1 & 2
Lake County Fairgrounds
"I need to explain that I'm kind of an "oddity" as the featured quilter choice since I am not a professional quilter or teacher nor do I have a business or website. I'm just a hometown (Lakeport) girl , a retired RN, that just happened to stumble into the world of competitive quilting and has had some luck in that area. Several of my quilts have been published as did a technique I do on fabric painting. I will be giving one of my lectures on textile painting and selling small kits for those that wish to try but I don't market things to make a living.
I didn't start quilting until I retired in 2005 so most offers to travel to teach have been turned down so I can do what I retired to do...just find time to quilt and have fun!
"Grand Finale" (above) at 2013 LLQG show won Viewers Choice and 1st place, was the 2015 Calendar Cover Quilt for the American Quilter's Society (AQS) and traveled with them for a year to all of their big shows across the nation. " --Tami Benevedes-Graeber
The 2015 Falling Leaves Quilt Show was wonderful!