LONGMONT – Interfaith Quilters of Longmont is celebrating its 30th Annual Quilt Show and Sale this weekend, March 4 and 5. The show and sale will be held at First Lutheran Church, 803 Third Avenue in Longmont.
The show preview will open Friday, March 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. (no sales). Admission is $5 and includes free admission to the Quilt Sale which will be held on Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individual tickets are $1.
Featuring over 600 items, the Quilt Sale will feature pillows, table toppers, baby quilts, kids quilts, teen themes, holiday, wall hangings, twin, queen and king bed sizes. in a variety of colors and materials.
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary, the event we will feature “Dear Jane” Quilts. Quilt lovers and American Civil War Era buffs will appreciate these quilts. In 1863, Jane Stickle finished the infamous sampler quilt that includes 225 different patterned blocks. The original quilt is at the Bennington Museum in Vermont. It features varied and elaborate geometric designs in colorful fabrics. There are several variations of this quilt that have been sewn since. Area quilters have made their own version of the “Dear Jane” quilt and these will be on display both days. “Dear Jane” quilts are very labor intensive with intricate designs and quilting that are years in the making.
Proceeds from the hand-crafted and machine- made quilts will benefit the O.U.R. (Outreach United Resource) Center and the Safe Shelter of the Saint Vrain Valley.
About Interfaith Quilters
Interfaith Quilters serves the community all year long by donating items to the Safe Shelter, Quilts of Valor for military veterans, Mountain States Childrens Home and other needs that arise in the community during the year. This active group of quilters in comprised of about 150 volunteers with various degrees of experience. It is a great place to learn to quilt or to just get inspiration for that quilt you have been meaning to sew. The group gathers on Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church located at the corner of Third Avenue and Terry Street in Longmont.
New members are always welcome.
By Jackie Lindon, Interfaith Quilters of Longmont