Quilt show returns to American Legion

This quilt will go home with the winner of the $1 raffle at the Quilts on Broadway show this Friday and Saturday at the American Legion.

This quilt will go home with the winner of the $1 raffle at the Quilts on Broadway show this Friday and Saturday at the American Legion.

 

The biennial “Quilts on Broadway” will be held this Friday and Saturday at the American Legion, 355 Broadway Ave. in Forest Lake.

Show hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 25 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. Admission is $4.

Presented by the Forest Lake Memorial Quilters guild, the show includes a display of more than 200 quilts in all sizes and colors. A quilt will be raffled, with tickets selling for $1.

Quilting demonstrations will be given both days, and a bed-turning display of unique and antique quilts will begin at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.

The guild will have a large boutique area featuring hand-made items for sale. Vendors from quilt shops will offer materials, kits, sewing gadgets and books.

The American Legion Auxiliary will sell coffee and cookies, with lunch specials offered both days.

The service-oriented Forest Lake Memorial Quilters, which began in 1979, has 60 members with a variety of quilting skills.  They meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Forest Lake Senior Center.

Club members have made more than 200 Quilts of Valor for wounded soldiers. A group within the club makes lap quilts for nursing homes, dialysis units and the veterans home.

The guild makes burp cloths, infant hats and gowns and baby blankets for Fairview hospital to give to new mothers.  They give quilts to Bridging, Habitat for Humanity, The Refuge and Windows Crisis Centers for women in domestic abuse situations. They give quilts for silent auctions at benefits, and make “little dresses for Africa” from pillow cases.

Samples of the service projects will be on display at the quilt show.

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