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Cranberry Quilt Guild announces upcoming events

The April meeting of Cranberry Quilt Guild will be held April 22 at Faith United Church of Christ, off Airport Beltway, Hazle Township; with doors opening at 6 p.m.

Deb Hoerst, chairwoman of the programs committee, will exhibit an Accuquilt demonstration. There will also be an introduction to the Block of the month project for members to participate in. This serves as a learning tool in many cases showcasing new techniques for the group.

During the business meeting plans will be advanced for the upcoming quilt show to be held Sept. 14 and 15 at the Weatherly Area Middle School Complex.

This year’s show will feature a few new categories as well as the traditional favorites. The show takes many hours of planning and promises to be bigger than ever.

Members are reminded that there will be sign-up sheets for volunteer hours in the many areas that need to be staffed for the show.

Boutique items are needed for the Boutique corner, as well as mini quilts for the raffle. Tickets for the queen size quilt constructed by Cheryl Shank for this year’s quilt raffle will be available soon.

Green is the fat quarter raffle color for April and ‘show and tell’ will be held. New members are always welcome.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events for the guild include an exhibit hosted by the Hazleton Art League. The Art league will display of a local AIDS Memorial Quilt on the weekend of June 1 and 2. The Cranberry Quilt Guild members have been asked to display their quilts in conjunction with the event. Eileen Blazic will be coordinating this for the guild. Members can bring their quilted items for display or sale to the May guild meeting.

Eileen can be reached for additional information at eileenblazic282@gmail.com.

On June 8, the Mountain Top historical society has plans to exhibit quilts on local church pews. This type of event is a perfect way to see the quilted items in a different and peaceful setting.

Members can contact Cindy Hilfiger at cindy@longarmquilter.net for more information on exhibiting their quilts for this event.

Get ready for this year’s Challenge

President Debbie Kessell has issued a challenge to the group to construct red and white, or blue and white quilted pieces for this year’s unique quilted special feature.

Two color quilts were very popular in historical times, as well as the modern era. Fabrics were scarce and few colors were available leading to the development of this genre.

In today’s quilt journey, the two-fabric quilts take on a modern spin, often exhibiting really unique styles.

Members can do bed size quilts, table toppers, runners, wall hangings or more.

Cindy Hilfiger exhibits one of her antique quilt tops. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO