Shelley Quilt Show today
The 13th annual Quilt Show continues today at the North Bingham County District Library, 197 W. Locust in Shelley. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Classes begin at 10:15 and conclude at 4 p.m. Classes on disappearing blocks, good things come in small packages, a trunk show, pillow take and a valentine surprise. The last class at 3 p.m. will answer question about quilting problems.
Quilts can be picked up at 7 p.m. today.
On Tuesday, presenter Mona Taylor from Firth spoke about labeling quilts.
"What you need to put on the label is your name and the date you made it," Taylor said. "If it is a special occasion, you can also add that information to the label.
"A wealth of information can be found on the internet," Taylor said.
Professional photographer Tyra Andrews said natural light or a spot light can be used to highlight quilts.
"If you hope to sell your quilts on the internet, you need to get the buyer emotionally involved in the presentation," Andrews said. "The outdoors has a wide variety of props and backgrounds."
"The is the most fun event we have at the library," said Library Director Heidi Riddoch. "We look forward to it all year."
A tall stack of new quilt books have been purchased by the library for this event.
A quilt is being raffled at the Quilt Show to raise money for Friends of the North Bingham County District Library.
The goal of Friends of the Library is to eventually build a new library.
"Our goal is to raise $25,000 to be able to place funds with the Idaho Community Foundation," said Jacqueline Wittwer, president of Friends of the Library. "The Idaho Community Foundation is made up of over 400 different foundations that are looking for places to invest their money.
"Most of the funds cannot do capital improvements but they can purchase bookshelves and things that could help the library," Wittwer said. "I not only think the library needs a new, larger building, but also I'm looking forward to a room that could be used as a community center."