The Meherrin Piecemakers Quilt Guild will host its Ninth Annual Quilt Show on September 27th and 28th at Village View. Quilts and quilted items made by the members will be on display along with items made using other needlecraft techniques, such as cross stitch and punch needle. Throughout the historic mansion, members will also demonstrate various quilting techniques such as appliqué and hand quilting.
Hours for the Quilt Show are 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 27th and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 28th. Admission is $3.00 for adults; children are admitted free. Prior to the show, tickets may be purchased from any guild member or at the door on the day of the show.
Sandwiches, soup, drinks, desserts, and handmade items will be sold. In the basement of Village View, Quilters ‘n’ Friends Quilt Shop from Capron will sell fabric, and an assortment of yard sale items will also be available.
The Quilt Guild was formed in 2000 by three quilting friends, Barbara Adams, Chris Cooper, and Marcia Headley. The guild has grown through the years and now has approximately thirty active members. Over the years, many quilts have been made by the club members and donated to local organizations to raffle. Some of the organizations that have benefitted are the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Adult Activity Services, Relay for Life, the YMCA, the Civic Center Foundation, and the Meherrin River Arts Council.
The club members are active in many ways to benefit the community. Each year, most members make and donate at least one quilt that is often donated to groups or individuals in need. Past groups that have benefitted are the Family Violence Prevention Program, Jackson Feild Homes, and Emporia Social Services. The club also adopts one or more families at Christmas and provides gifts for them, and also provides gifts to nursing home patients. Members make turbans for cancer patients at the local hospital, knit hats for the “Hats for Heroes” project, and participate in several other worthwhile activities, such as Kids and Cops and Christmas Happiness.
Guild members meet twice monthly. On the second Wednesday afternoon of each month at 1:30 p.m. they meet at the Palm Tree on Halifax Street, and on the fourth Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m., they meet at the Main Street Baptist Church Parish Hall in Emporia, VA. New members are welcome. For more information about the club and its activities, contact club President Evelyn Kientz at (434) 535-8813.
These homemade holiday decorations would be ideal for door hangings at home or for a loved one in a nursing home. This sampling below, along with many more items made by guild members, will be for sale at our Ninth Annual Quilt Show at Village View on Saturday, September 27th from noon – 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday, September 28th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.