Quilt Show Opens May 19 in Richmond, Indiana

By constance | Richmond

May 11

richmond quilt show 2017A charity quilt made by the Wayne County Extension Homemakers Association (EHA) is just one of up to  200 quilts that will be featured during a Quilt Show held  Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, at the Raper Center, Wayne County Fairgrounds, Richmond, IN.  The cost is $5 per person, and the hours are from 10 am to 6 pm each day.

Highlights of the show include:

-Junior quilters 18 and under will have their works featured in a special display area.

-A quilt challenge by members of the Happy Scrappers, a Wayne County quilt club.  Each member followed the same quilt pattern to create unique quilts with individual members’ color and finishing variations.

-Speakers will provide informative presentations throughout the show. They include Linda Ringley, Karen Hicks, Carol Miller, Vicki Niehaus, and Jan Livingston Brady.

-Everyone heads to our “café” at lunchtime to enjoy our “world-famous” homemade chicken salad sandwiches, fresh vegetables and dip, drinks, and homemade cakes, cookies, pies and other baked deserts.

-Those attending can bid by silent auction on the charity quilt and a variety of baskets during the quilt show. Proceeds fund two college scholarships awarded each year and also benefit Purdue Cancer Research Center.

-Other features of the quilt show include vendors and a “garage table” containing a variety of crafting surprises.

There is no charge to exhibit quilts, and you can show as many quilts as you want.  You can enter your quilts from 4-7 pm Wednesday and 8-10 am Thursday, May 17 and 18, at the Raper Center.

For further information, call the Wayne County Extension office at (765) 973-9281 or email craftevent@hotmail.com.  For the most current information, like us at www.facebook.com/WayneCoINQuiltShow .

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