There’s a lot more to quilts than you might think.
Barb Morgan, who’s been with the Quilters Guild for 20 years, says that making quilts is no easy task. “If it’s a simple design, you can whip it out in a little bit of time. If it’s more complicated, it can take weeks, or years.”
The Quilters Guild will put their work on display this weekend during their Quilt Show and Sale. Displayed in the Exhibit Hall at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, some of the quilts will be for sale, Morgan says, adding that some quilts were made specifically to benefit Project Linus, and the money made from those quilts will go to it.
There is a also a raffle quilt. Morgan says that the money made from that goes toward promoting quilting and quilt programs.
The quilters, who also make items for the VA Hospital and Gold Star Families, will also be showing some of their other charity work.
“We’re also going to have a special section of quilts we have made for the Hospice Center,” Morgan says. “What we do is we make a variety of quilts, and then when there’s someone in the hospice center who is need, we have quilts and then they can pick one.
“It really is awesome. We’ve had several people say that they couldn’t believe that someone they didn’t even know would take the time to make the quilts for them.”
Along with the raffle quilt and the ones for sale, the show will also feature demonstrations, vendors and baskets filled with local treats that will be raffled off.
And the weekend is also a way to show off what people are doing, Morgan says.
“It can show a variety of different talents, techniques because we have quilters who are beginners that will show their quilts, we have quilters who are shop owners that will share their quilts, we have what we would call professional quilters who show their quilts – the whole wide range of quilts,” Morgan says. “It’s really nice to be able to go, ‘Anybody can do this, whether you’re a beginner or if you want to get really technical.’
“We have so many talented quilters that like to do different kinds of things.”