Quilt Show moves to Wickham Park for biennial event


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An Opportunity quilt named “Morning Glories” will be raffled and the proceeds will go to Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. Luanne Halleran, Laurel Merrill, Suzy Prickett, Pricilla Kalajian and Kathie Medley admire a quilt design by Linda Hahn.

SENIOR LIFE Courtesy of Kathy Baker

 

The Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Guild will conduct its biennial Quilt Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Wickham Park Community Center at 2815 Leisure Way in Melbourne. This will be a new venue for the guild.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. For groups paying in advance, the ticket price is $8. Group tickets can be ordered online at seasidepiecemakers.com. Breakfast and lunch will be catered by Palm Shores Bistro. This will be the first time that a catering service
is provided.

This year’s theme is “Pieces of our Lives,” signifying the love and fabric pieces that each quilter brings to the quilts made. Every quilt has a story and every month at the Quilt Guild meetings each quilter in the 300-member guild has an opportunity to talk about the significance of those quilts which recently have been made.

The mission of the guild is to educate, share, promote and keep alive the craft and traditions of quilting and also to serve the community. The community service committee members have donated many hundred of quilts to various local charities. The proceeds from this year’s “Opportunity” raffle quilt named “Morning Glories” will go to Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. Devereux is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health and child welfare.  Devereux Florida has a campus located in Viera, and it operates a broad spectrum of services.

The quilt show will feature more than 200 quilts on display. They will be judged by National Quilting Association Certified Quilt Judge, Scott A. Murkin. Awards will be given in the following categories:  Pieced, Hand and Machine Applique, Mixed Techniques, Small Quilts, Modern Quilts, Original Design and Special Techniques.

Attendees of the show also will enjoy the Book Nook, the Guild’s “Boutique,” (items made by guild members for sale), a silent auction, small quilt raffle and a favorite of all quilters will be the vendors selling all things quilt and sewing related.

Each attendee also will be able to vote on a favorite quilt for a Viewer’s Choice award. 

For information, call Kathy Baker at 978-265-0552, or go to seasidepiecemakers.com  or facebook.com/quiltshow2018.