Honorary Director Quilt
In 2008 we asked Anna Lee Scully to come back in 2009 as Honorary Director. We weren't sure what that title meant but she accepted, and we gave her a Director’s Crown and Sceptre (a black beret and a backscratcher *).We asked Lil Rev to accept that position for 2010. 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. There are no design instructions except … “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!
In 2019 Pat Wiley (our 2020 Honorary Director) took the quilt home. He added a square to the quilt, and then his wife took the whole thing apart and carefully put it back together with borders and plans for the future. Now it not only lays flat, but it's even more beautiful than it used to be. Thanks, Terri!
The Honorary Directors' Quilt in 2021, before Terri's improvements. Check back for a photo of the new, updated and improved version.
* 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 and 2022: Pat Wiley