Court House Quilters’ Guild will host its farewell show at the Washington C.H. campus of Southern State Community College, May 17 through May 19, 10-4 daily. This will be the ninth show at SSCC and their 23rd year of presenting a quilt show.
The 1995 Scarecrow Festival began the tradition of a scarecrow raffle quilt each year. When the festival ended, the Quilters continued their shows, raising almost $7,000 for local charities.
The 2018 show’s main attraction is the quilt display as well as a display looking back on the past 22 years.
Anyone who has a large quilt, a wall hanging, or a quilted item or has won the guild’s raffle quilt in the past is invited to enter their quilts in the show. Entries will be collected Friday, May 11, 1-6 and Saturday, May 12, 9-1, at Heritage Memorial Church, 1867 US 35 NW in Washington C.H. Ribbons will be awarded in several categories of viewers’ choice.
Vendors will represent a variety of items, including booths from Schoolhouse Quilts in Georgetown, The Good Life from Jeffersonville, Judy Terrell Weaving, Bead Happy jewelry by Shirley Lux, Barbara Rasmussen Fabrics and Jewelry, and more. A quilters’ yard sale will have fabric, sewing tools and patterns.
Door prizes will be awarded hourly. Guild members 2018 challenge features baby quilts which may be purchased.
The 2018 raffle quilt is a colorful Star of Wonder, pieced by guild members and machine quilted by Linda Hamilton of Paint Creek Quilting.
Show admission is $5 with $1 donated to the Fayette County Food Pantry. Donations from the show’s proceeds will be made to other local charities.
For more information about Court House Quilters Guild and the upcoming show, contact 740-606-1242 or 740-505-1281.