Quilts to go on display

Published 9:29 pm Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Pamlico River Quilters’ Guild will display “quilting treasures” at its 2012 Quilt Show Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Washington Civic Center.
“The quilts are going to be fantastic,” said Elaine McClure, co-chair of the quilt show.
The show will feature a judged quilt exhibit and sale. This year’s quilt challenge was “A River Runs Through It.”
“We’ll be doing some demonstrations,” McClure said. “One woman does paper piecing and then we have some people who are going to do hand quilting.”
The American Sewing Guild will also have a display at the event.
In celebration of Beaufort County’s 300th anniversary, the Pamlico River Quilters’ Guild will present a Tricentennial Quilt to the county Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Each square was pieced and designed by a different member of the guild and represents items or crops produced in Beaufort County.
The guild has about 90 members. The group meets at the Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center (though it is open to any age), 310 W. Main Street, Washington, N.C. 27889, on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
“It’s a wonderful group of women who love quilting,” McClure said.
Doors to the quilt show open Friday at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. On Saturday, the hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $4.
For more information, call Ann Bergbauer at 940-1186.