Archive for Thursday, April 15, 2010

Quilters present quilt show with proceeds for charity

April 15, 2010

A quilt show will feature quilts by the Kaw Valley Quilters’ Guild from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24-25, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Community Building, 1930 Harper St., in Lawrence.

Funds raised at the show will benefit:

• Douglas County AIDS Project

• Douglas County CASA

• GaDuGi SafeCenter, Inc.

• Habitat for Humanity

• Lawrence Social Service League

• Spencer Museum of Art

• Watkins Community Museum of History

The auction will close at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 25.

In addition to the auction, all quilts will have “buy now” prices. A buyer paying the buy-now price will be able to take the quilt as soon as it is paid for instead of waiting for the auction’s end.

The highlight of the show includes contemporary and traditional quilts on exhibit made by some of the 200 members of the guild. Also featured this year are family heirloom quilts, which were passed along through generations of quilters.

Children ages 12 and under, accompanied by a paying adult, can make their own mini quilt or pillow. Adult admission is $5 and covers both days of the show and includes a ticket for the Opportunity Quilt to be raffled in September.

For more information, go to http://www.kawvalleyquiltersguild.org/quilt_show.html.

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