The Valley Girls Quilters’ fifth-annual show will feature more than 100 quilts on display, and “Quilt Show Specials” will be offered by area restaurants and retail establishments.
The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19, 20 & 21 the Illinois Valley Senior Center, 520 E. River St. in Cave Junction. Admission is $3.
The event features never-before-shown quilts by Illinois Valley quilters, and provides the community an education on the art of quilting. This year’s featured quilter is Eileen Lingle, a prolific and talented quilter who will have a special display of her quilts on hand.
The show also will feature a silent auction of quilt and sewing-related items and there will be a very special Quilt Country Store where items sewn especially for the show will be for sale.
Also on sale will be the “2013 Valley Girls Calendar of Quilts.” The group’s first-ever calendar features 14-months of local quilters posing with stunning quilts in local settings ranging from businesses to scenic areas of the valley.
Other show highlights include prizes awarded during the “Quilter Bingo” game and attendees also will receive a gift of hand-made notecards.
Never to let guests go hungry, the show also will have luncheon items and desserts available for purchase. Or, quilt enthusiasts can head to downtown Cave Junction where more than a dozen restaurants and retail stores are offering “Quilt Show Specials” for those who show their hand stamp noting they’ve attended the show. Most specials such as meal and drink discounts are available for just the three days of the quilt show.
A highlight of the show will be a drawing for the group’s 2012 “Home – Heart of the Valley” opportunity quilt. The pieced and appliqued quilt that was designed by Dianna Kihs and crafted by group members depicts a cozy cabin surrounded by 32 blocks of different quilt patterns. Garlands of leaves, hearts and flowers add to the design. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each or 6 for $5 at the show.
Proceeds from the show, the calendar, and the opportunity quilt ticket sales benefit the Illinois Valley Boys & Girls Club and the Friends of Jubilee Park. Last year, the Valley Girls donated $4,000 to the youth organizations.
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