For us, the Baby Quilt Show is an amazing illustration of how much our community cares for its children. Each donor has put dozens – maybe a hundred – hours of time into creating that quilt from choosing fabric to cutting squares to stitching each piece together. Yet, each quilt is handed to us with the words, “You use this however best helps the nursery; whether you sell it or give it to a little one, I want to help.” What a wonderful place the western Treasure Valley is to live!

While last year’s event featured quilters from as far as Mountain Home and Washington State, this year we had a quilt come from Colorado – and that entrant, Carolyn Green, won in our Best Theme/Traditional category! Other winners were Rose Grandmason, Payette, Judges’ Top Quilter Award; Charline Stoaks, Vale, Best Theme/Contemporary category; and Linda McLaughlin, Weiser, People’s Choice Award. Each winner received a $25 gift certificate to The Charm Shack quilt shop in Ontario, and a custom made hanging quilt rack from Herbert Miller Cabinets, Ontario. Each quilt rack is valued at $180. So, if you are a quilter, or know someone who is, be sure to watch for an announcement in January about the theme for our 2016 event for a chance to win over $200 in prizes!