Winterport quilt guild holds show

Aug 06, 2014
Quilts will fill the pews and other spaces of the Frankfort Congregational Church Saturday, Aug. 16.

Frankfort — The Winterport Clippers guild will host its third quilt show Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frankfort Congregational Church on Route 1A. The show will feature more than 100 quilts made by the guild's members, featuring techniques ranging from hand appliqué to free-motion machine quilting.

The guild was organized in 2006 and currently has about 30 members. They meet twice a month to work on various projects, in addition to a weekly sewing day. Current projects range from making blocks for Quilts of Valor, a charity supporting veterans, to a full-size mystery quilt.

The guild’s members donate their time and effort to charitable efforts including a calendar wall hanging donated to the Winterport Library. Over the past 10 years, the members have sewed and donated more than 100 quilts to Bags of Love, a charity that gives comfort items to children who are in crisis due to neglect, abuse, poverty or homelessness.

During the show, the guild will hold several raffles including large baskets of fabric, notions and books, as well as wall hangings and a large bed-sized quilt. There will be many items for sale including fabric yardage, notions, books, quilt tops, magazines, jelly rolls and coordinated fat quarter bundles. Members also will have finished quilted items available for sale.

A donation of $3 is suggested at the door, and lunch will be available for purchase from the ladies of the church. Frankfort is located nine miles north of Stockton Springs, along the Penobscot River.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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