If your thoughts have turned to cozy nights and warm blankets, you won’t want to miss the Hope Quilters Group event this weekend, Falling Into Quilts III Show.
The event runs Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 28 and 29) and features quilts made by the group’s 23 members over the past few years. The event is held every other year, and is a fundraiser for their efforts.
The Hope Quilters Group not only makes quilts to sell and show, they also make quilts to give away.
“Every year we pick someone that needs quilts,” says Phylis Evanson. “Last year it was the Hope Transition House and this year it’s victim services. We all make quilts and we give them away.”
The last show filled the Golden Agers Hall to the rafters, with more than 100 quilts on display. This year, they’ve moved the event to the Legion Hall, she adds.
In addition to the beautiful quilts on display, there will be two vendors on hand for quilters to stock up at. They are Troll Brothers, which carries fabrics and Silly Moon Quilting, which carries quilting notions such as stencils and rulers.
The show also features a members boutique, where the group’s members will be selling their handmade wares, including pot holders, table runners and more, as well as a raffle and gift baskets.
New this year is a display of about a dozen antique sewing machines being brought in, too.
The show runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Hope Legion Hall is at 344 Fort St. Admission is $5, and as always, men get in for free.