Honorary Director Quilt
In 2008 we asked Anna Lee Scully to return the following year as Honorary Director. We didn’t know what that title might mean, but she accepted, and we gave her a Director’s Crown and Sceptre (a black beret and a backscratcher *). In 2009, we asked Lil Rev to accept that position. This time, we asked him to create a quilt square. That was the beginning of the Honorary Director Quilt. Now, the honoree helps select one performer, adds a square to the growing quilt, and passes the Crown and Sceptre to the next Honorary Director. No suggestions about design are given. Just … “add a square to the quilt – anything you want - and bring it back next year.” The resulting quilt is a cacophony of color and design. A delight!
We don’t know how big it will get, or what we’ll end up doing with it. We are just enjoying it and sharing it with you.
In 2019 Pat Wiley (our 2020 Honorary Director) took the quilt home. He not only added his square to the quilt, but his wife also took it apart, and carefully put it back together. Now, it lays flat! Thank you, Terri!
* While Lil Rev had custody of the Crown and Sceptre, he moved. During the chaos of moving, the Sceptre was misplaced, so Rev passed on a replacement Sceptre – a lovely glitter rod. He later found the original backscratcher, so now there are two.
2021 The Honorary Director Quilt ... so far
2009: Lil' Rev
2011: Don Morman Family Band
2012: Mustard's Retreat
2013: Matt Watroba
2014: Joe Crookston
2015: Brother Sun
2016: Mark Dvorak
2017: Tom Pease
2019: Claudia Schmidt (with help from Sally Rogers
2020: Pat Wiley