Photos of 2011 Show
An array of chocolate pots and complete sets of dishes on display in Rodney & Phyllis Price's booth.
Wonderful, Rare Pieces in Bobby & Brenda Dowis' Booth
Bobby and Brenda attend every year and always have a display of the rarest and highest quality.
Dealers from Arkansas, James & Judy Key, presented a huge variety of really rare pieces.
James and Judy had never been vendors of Blue Ridge, but like all collectors, eventually we face either dealing and selling or move to the garage to make room for an increasing Blue Ridge Collection. Some of the items they displayed were two or three Sherman Lily Boxes like Candied Fruit, Anniversary Song; Turkey Gobbler plates, various styles of chickens, a Frontiersman plate. The more rare pieces are featured on the front page of this website - showing one of a kind tiles, ducks, chickens.
Kat Lilley Continues the Tradition . . . Longtime Dealer since the Initial Blue Ridge Show
Katherine and Joe Lilley - started as dealers when there were only about five dealers including Norma and Sherman Lilly at the old YMCA building. Norma Lilley established the National Blue Ridge Newsletter and had quite a following up until her forced retirement due to health reasons. Kat and Joe were always helpful to new collectors and guided them through the pitfalls of collecting. Even though Kat lost Joe about 10 years ago, she continues the tradition and has been a stalwart supporter of Blue Ridge Collectors and always has a stockpile of unusual pieces that she brings each year.
Loving Blue Ridge and Preserving the History in Stitches
Gary & Wilma Edmonds Love Blue Ridge, in addition to collecting Blue Ridge, particularly demitasse pieces, they do exquisite embroidery of some of the rare patterns onto bags, shirts, and other textiles.
Paul Reid Has Provided the Official Blue Ridge Apparel Since 1989.
In addition to providing beautiful door prizes, Paul, an avid Blue Ridge Collector, also creates various designs for the official Blue Ridge apparel as he has done since 1989.