Members of the Friendship Quilters Guild prepared last week to hit the road to submit their entries to the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show which will be held in Madison next month. Each of the quilts were entered and selected through a juried process. Maggie Mezera at left began her quilt many, many years ago and it was the first quilt she had ever created. The quilt, which is titled “My Amish Friends” was based off of an Amish made quilt she saw on a postcard all of those years ago. After some time in storage, Maggie took it back out and finished it, with the assistance of her Amish neighbor, who completed the quilting with beautiful and tiny hand stitches. Amy Murphy, center, created two quilts to be judged in Madison. The first of which is based on her experience in France. The second, titled “Fleir” was both hand appliqued and machine quilted by Murphy. Murphy shares her love of quilting with her sister Lorna Maxwell, far right, who was fortunate to also be selected to compete in the show. Maxwell’s quilt, titled “A Joyous Tessellation” was started in June of 2017 and utilizes the paper quilting technique as well as fabric from quilting friends and her own stash. “The piecing of this quilt was done in many places as I took it with me everywhere,” Maxwell writes in her description of the quilt. “I stitched it in Madison WI, while my husband Don received chemo and radiation for colon cancer, stitched it at quilt retreats and quilt meetings. I worked on it in Illinois, Texas, Iowa, Paris France, Province France and many, many other places.” In addition to these three locals having the opportunity to show in Madison, the Friendship Quilters Guild will also present its Annual Quilt Show, “Quilting Through the Years” on October 1-2 at Schmitt Woodland Hills Second Floor Activity Room at 1400 W. Seminary Street in Richland Center. There will be a quilt show, with a viewing of member quilts and cash and carry items. A Meet and Greet features quilter Suzanne Unbehaun, local quilter, publisher and business person. A Bed turning with the opportunity to view antique quilts (Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.) and listen to historical narratives as well as various Historical Documents from the early days of the Friendship Quilt Guild events. The event will be held October 1 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and October 2 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.