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Clinton Piecemakers Quilt Guild plans annual show on Sept. 28, 29

Stitched with Love

PHOTOS PROVIDED A collage of some of the work of various Clinton Piecemakers Quilt Guild members.

MILL HALL — Members of the Clinton Piecemakers Quilt Guild are getting excited.

It’s that time of year when the quilters have an opportunity to show off what they’ve been doing for the past year at their annual Quilt Show.

The show will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central PA Auto Auction, 41 Airstrip Drive, Mill Hall.

And you won’t believe what these quilters have done.

There will be over 160 quilts, wall hangings and other projects entered by over 35 quilters.

There will be vendors selling fabrics, sewing machines, quilting machines and other sewing needs. Those who attend the show can help make a charity quilt, or take a chance on a dream basket or raffle quilt.

New this year is a book signing by author Judy Sharer on Saturday.

There will also be a Boutique Table where small items made by guild members may be purchased. Admission is $5 with children under 12 free.

It’s amazing the beauty and creativity of these quilts sewn by members of the guild. Their quilts come in all sizes and shapes… no two are alike… as each quilter selects their own design and the materials to be used to create the quilt.

Some are bed or lap covers. Others are made to be hung on the wall. Still others are used on tables. Wherever they are, they are eye-catching and portray the love and joy quilters have in their chosen craft.

The Clinton Piecemakers Quilt Guild was started in 1996 by a small group of quilters who got together to share their knowledge and help others learn about their love of quilting.

It has since grown to over 70 members.

The group will be meeting at the Cedar Heights Brethren-in-Christ Church in Mill Hall until December. In December, the quilters will move to the Clinton County Conservation District offices at 45 Cooperation Lane, Mill Hall (along Rt. 64, Nittany Valley Drive).

Meetings are held the second Sunday of the month except for May, when it is the third Sunday. Meetings begin at 2 p.m. with social time from 1:30 to 2 p.m.

The mission statement of the Clinton Piecemakers Quilt Guild is:

— To gather together persons interested in quilts and quilt making while promoting fellowship among the members.

— To promote and preserve the art of quilt making in the community both today and historically.

–To encourage each member to improve his or her own workmanship through the sharing of each others knowledge, skills and experience.

— To teach and educate to keep the art of quilting alive.

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