By Brian O’Shea, Plateau Daily News
The Cashiers Quilters will showcase their talents at the biennial Cashiers Quilters Show on Oct. 7 at the Albert Carlton Cashiers Library.
“The quilt show is the Cashiers Quilters’ opportunity to showcase their passion for their craft and let the community learn about what we do,” said CQ Spokesperson Joan Kiernan. “Doesn’t everyone want to tell the world about what they love to do?”
The show includes an array of quilts made by CQ members that highlight their talent, creativity, and skill; one of which will be given away in a raffle (Pictured at the top of the article). This year a 90″ x 93″ patchwork pattern called “Weather Vane” in fall colors that is named “Fall Fever.”
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and can be purchased at the show.
There will be a boutique selling items including fall-themed, Christmas, and other crafted items made by CQ members; not to mention homemade baked goods (cookies, bars, cakes, pies, muffins, dog treats!); and
This year’s show will also have a “viewer’s choice” miniature quilt challenge, meaning members of the group have been challenged to create a quilt no larger than 24” square for the quilt show and attendees will vote for their favorite.
Admission to the show is free, but the Cashiers Quilters do accept donations.
“The money we raise helps to pay for projects that benefit the community, including: purchasing fabric to make flannel lap blankets for area shut-ins and providing funds to provide for their needs at the winter holidays; supporting projects such as the CHS Airing of the Quilts, including donating the proceeds from the ‘Fifty State Stars’ quilt that we raffled for that occasion; and last year we donated a basket full of snowman-themed items for the Summit Charter School Festival of the Trees.”