Cruso Friendship Club holds annual quilt show
The Cruso Friendship Club will host its 24th Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24 at the Cruso Community Center, on U.S. Highway 276 S.
The quilt show features antique heirloom quilts from local families,
traditional and artistic quilts, wall hangings and wearable art. Featured
in the old schoolhouse classrooms are antique sewing machine display/sales;
fabric sales; quilting supplies/notions and long-arm quilting information;
sewing machine repair and scissor sharpening and Basket Mania.
The club’s hand-quilted donation quilt “Scrap Basket Bounty” – Pinwheels &
Nine Patch – 1930s reproduction fabrics was pieced by members of Cruso
Friendship Club quilting group and will go to a winner at 4 p.m. Saturday.
The donation for the quilt drawing is $1 per ticket, or six for $5.
New this year at the quilt show will be an old fashion “Bed Turning” of
antique quilts - at 10:30 a.m.,12:30 p.m. ,3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday and
at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Quilting technique
demonstrations will be presented at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday and
at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.
Cruso Community Center is now on the Quilt Trail – quilt block “Moon Over
Cold Mountain.” If the block is not completed, a photo will be on display.
Proceeds from the donation quilt will provide scholarships, baskets for
shut-ins and support community center activities. Admission is free. Lunch will be available.