Quilt show starts Thursday

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, November 9, 2010

“Stitches in time,” — that’s how one local group is celebrating “Absolutely Andalusia Homecoming 2010.”

The Covington County Quilters Guild is sponsoring a quilt show beginning Thurs., Nov. 11, from noon until 5 p.m. that will feature about 150 quilted objects, said publicist Jane Barber.

“We heard about the Andalusia homecoming event last January,” she said. “They were looking for participants this weekend, and we decided we would participate.”

Barber said the show, which will be held at the Johnson Park gym, is “just for homecoming” and the organization hopes to see people from all over stop by and see the works.

Barber said the quilt show features items for everyone in the family — jackets, purses, pictures made of fabric, Christmas wall hanging, and several examples of the mystery and challenge quilts the organization has worked on over the past couple of years.

“With our mystery quilts (quilts that have an unknown pattern or story), you will find that they are all similar, but all quite different,” she said. “We will have a wall for our challenge quilts. We all used the same fabric, but all very different.”

Barber said for those who may want to make purchases at the event, the organization will have an “extensive” gift shop, which will include crafts, books, magazines and even fabric.

Additionally, Barber said that organization is selling $1 chances on an opportunity quilt and all proceeds will go to the Dream Park renovation project.

“We agreed to buy two $400 tic-tac-toe boards for the Dream Park renovation,” she said. “Anything we have left over we’ll give to them.”

Barber said the chances will be sold until around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, when the drawing will take place.

The event is free to the public, and it will also be open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.