City Times Staff
NEKOOSA — The Nekoosa United Church of Christ is hosting its 14th annual Quilt Show on Saturday March 10th, 10AM-4PM. The show is free and open to the public.
The event is sponsored by the Nekoosa UCC Women United. Members of the Material Girls, Quilt Orphans, Common Thread Quilters, and Thimbleberries will enter quilts, as well as many other quilters in the community that may not belong to a quilt group.
Quilts of all sizes, including wall hangings, table runners, bags, other miscellaneous quilted items, and quilts in progress will be displayed. Those attending the show will vote on a “Viewer’s Choice” in five categories- 1) wall hanging, 2) crib/throw 3) bed quilt 4) miscellaneous, 5) Youth (18 and under)
“Our special display this year is titled “Treasured Heirlooms”. Items that are vintage or antique (handmade or not), antique kitchen or other household items, old pictures/frame, antique china, grandma’s doilies or her other handmade items will be shared for all to see.”
Hospice Memory Bears (made by Ministry Memory Bear Program for Hospice) and Palliative Comfort Care Quilts (made by The Material Girls) will also be featured. A “raffle” quilt made by the Material Girls will be available to view and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win. The drawing will be done during the Cranberry Blossom Festival in June.
The Nekoosa UCC Women United group has been making quilts to give to charity organizations or to someone in need for over forty years. They tie quilts at the church on a regular basis. Some of their quilts and other miscellaneous items will be available for purchase the day of the show.
A light lunch will be available. Join us in a day of fun and fellowship.
If you would be interested in showing a quilt (all skill levels welcome) or a “Treasured Heirloom” or have any questions, please call Sandy Dicks 424-0309 or Lynette Hilgers 886-4189.
Nekoosa UCC is “The church by the bridge”, 205 Market St., Nekoosa.