Thursday, September 27, 2012

Quilt Show at the Library

The Greenville Public Library is hosting a free Quilt Show on Friday October 5th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The show is in conjunction with Downtown Greenville's “First Friday” theme Artisan Corner. The Towne Squares Quilt Club will provide the quilts for display as well as a few technique “demos” throughout the day. Raffle tickets are also available for purchase. This year the prize is a queen-size quilt in the “Evening Star” pattern seen in the picture.

The Towne Squares Quilt Club is presenting its 31st annual Harvest of Quilts the following weekend on Friday & Saturday October 12th & 13th at the Darke County Fairgrounds. This show is a huge event with over 200 quilts, a Merchants Mall, a Country Store, scissors sharpening, and food vendors. There is a quilt auction at 2:00 pm Saturday and and the raffle drawing for “Evening Star.”

The Club was started in September 1980 by Raine Hunt and her mother Leola Crowell in the Extension Office on Wayne Street. They began with 45 members and soon moved their meetings to the Brick Room at the BRC where they still meet every third Tuesday at 7:00 pm. The meetings are informational and everyone is invited to join – whether a quilter or not! Some people love quilts though they don't sew.

The Club holds workshops, takes bus trips to quilt shows, attends retreats, and hosts guest teachers. The proceeds from their annual show and raffle are given to charities. A person can get $1 off the price of admission by bringing a non perishable food item to the show. These are then given to the food pantry. See their website And come to the Library for a glimpse of their beautiful quilts!

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