Local quilt guild to hold biennial quilt show Oct. 4-5 in Fairfield
The Northside Strippers Quilt Guild will be hosting its biennial quilt show from 1-9 p.m. Oct. 4 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
The show will include more than 200 quilts made by area quilters. No entry fee is charged for quilts to be displayed, and all quilters are welcome to enter their quilts; however, there is a $3 fee to have a quilt judged. This year’s judge is Adrian Gentry from the Sigourney area. Admission to the quilt show is $5.
Besides the wonderful and varied quilts on display, show activities include a Country Store, where shoppers can purchase quilted items such as pillows, purses and pot holders; a Garage Sale, where shoppers can buy fabric, quilting magazines and other quilt-related items; and the always popular Bed-Turnings, demonstrating antique quilts and modern quilts made with new fabrics. Bed-Turning times are 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 5.
This year’s quilt show also will feature a Sew-Down, with local celebrities local radio announcer Lee Muntz, Fairfield Economic Develoment executive director Tracy Vance and Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy. They will be competing to make a small flip-and-sew quilt. Attendees can vote on their favorite quilt by putting money in a jar by the celebrity sewing the quilt, and the quilt and jar proceeds will both go the celebrity’s charity of choice. The Sew-Down will begin at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 5 in the front lobby of the convention center.
Tickets will be sold for a chance to win the Donation Quilt, proceeds of which, after expenses, will be donated to Camp Courageous and Maasdam Barn Museum.
The Northside Strippers Quilt Club meets on the second Thursday of each month, at the CR Quilt Store classroom.
For more information, contact CR Quilts at 469-4534 or the Northside Strippers Quilt Guild president Judi Herzog at 472-6240.