Cruso's 25th  Quilt Show

Cruso Community Center
US276 S - 15 miles south of Waynesville
Levi Henson
Aug 22, 2014
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


The Cruso Friendship Club will host its 25th Quilt Show Friday and Saturday, August 22 and 23, at the Cruso Commnity Center, on U.S. Highway 276 S.  The show will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.  Admission - Free.

Amazing how time flies – 25 years.  Most of the Friendship Club’s founding members knew nothing about “piecing a quilt top” or “quilting.”   Thank goodness for two wonderful women, Jane Vokes and Pittsy Alexander, who instructed and guided us in the art of quilting.  In 1989, we did not have many quilts for our show, however, we improvised by displaying antique button collections, early 1900 fabrics and batting, sewing machines, antique quilt squares, wire pant and sock forms and a special painting of a quilter by Jane Vokes.

Our first quilt was a hand-tied “string quilt,” second, a log cabin pattern and third, a sampler.  Since 1990 all donation quilts have been hand-quilted.  In 1994, we began making a sampler of each donation quilt.  These samplers are displayed in the entrance to the Cruso Community Center.

This year’s show features family antique heirlooms, traditional and artistic quilts, wall hanging and wearable art.  There are antique sewing machines for sale, sewing machine repair and scissor sharpening service, fabric/quilting supplies and long-arm quilting information.  An old fashion bed turning with stories for each quilt, Friday at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.,  3:30 p.m. and  5 p.m. - Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.  Quilting technique demonstrations will be presented Friday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

The lucky winner of our donation quilt, “Cabin Weave” will be announced at 4 p.m. Saturday.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Proceeds from the donation quilt provide two scholarships to Pisgah High students, baskets for shut-ins and support community center activities..

Come join us, bring a friend, enjoy lunch and visit the community center’s Craft and Thrift shops.