Kaye’s Corner: Quilts galore

MEEKER I A visit to a quilt show can’t get any better than this! Come see contemporary patterns, heirloom hand-stitched works, holiday, baby, and memorial artistic works from the past to the present. 

The Meeker BA Chapter of P.E.O. will again be hosting its annual fundraiser with more than 100 quilts on display. The quilt show is held Sept. 10, 12–5:30 p.m. and Sept. 11, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Center, 200 Main St. 

Get this! None are repeats of previous years, so you know some very devoted quilters have been hard at work making these awesome treasures. The quilting community now has two years of work to share with you because this event was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. 

Collectors of quilts and folks who have inherited quilts also loan their treasures for this show. It’s a combination of newly minted and aged works sometimes passed down in families over many years. 

You’ll just want to wrap one around you for comfort, remember your grandmother, and admire the exacting stitching, not to mention the clever designs. 

The quilts are on display only, no sales. But you can enter the drawing for the Opportunity Drawing of one quilt that is made especially for this event every year. The 2021 Opportunity Drawing quilt is on early display at Meeker Drugs and advance tickets can be purchased at Rocky Mountain Hair Benders located at 640 Main St. or at the show. 

The funds raised go toward the scholarships and philanthropic contributions made to young women to further their education. Awards are presented every year to support a variety of educational endeavors ranging from first year college students to long term studies. 

Admission is just $4 and those small fees all contribute to the scholarship funds. 

The Meeker BA P.E.O. Chapter has been here since 1919 and continues a long tradition of sisterhood, community support, and educational financial contributions. 

Bring your family and friends for a fun and educational local event that supports our young women’s educational commitments. 

By KAYE SULLIVAN – Special to the Herald Times

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