Thursday, March 6, 2014

Quilting at the Library

The Towne Squares Quilt Club will be in the Greenville Public Library on Saturday March 15th with displays and demonstrations from 9:00 to 3:00. Come in and enjoy the beautiful quilts and watch the quilters in their work. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions about quilting and about the Club.

The Club was formed over 30 years ago by Linda McGlothin and her late mother Leola Crowell. Today its 45 members are governed by a board and various committees. The business meeting is held the third Tuesday of the month in the BRC Brick Room at 7:00 p.m.

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to join. The Club’s members span all levels of skills and experience, from 50 years to just starting, from fulltime quilters to those who just dabble. The annual dues of $15 covers tools, fabric, instructions, door prizes, and two big gift packages every July and December. Members are asked to help with the Quilt Show.

The Quilt Show is held in the Coliseum every October. It’s a hugely popular, well attended event where vendors sell fabrics, supplies, and food. Beautiful quilts, wall hangings, and miniatures, new and vintage, are on display. Special, handmade ribbons are given for “Viewer’s Choice” and “Chairman’s Choice.”

Members can sign up for monthly workshops which are also held in the Brick Room. Sometimes these workshops are also open to the public for a small fee if there is a special teacher. Everyone brings her sewing machine, fabric, and thread to work on a specific project from 9:00 to 3:00, breaking for lunch. Just such a workshop is what you’ll see at the Library.

Suzie Carrington explained that quilting has had a revival due to new techniques and short cuts so quilters can see results faster. Being a part of a club provides additional benefits such as friendship, mentorship, and camaraderie. The Club auctions quilts each year for charity. It also donates quilts to the Hospice Unit at Wayne Healthcare which the patient uses and the family may keep. See for more information.

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