Spinning Spools to host Quilt Show Aug. 24-25 at IM church
IRON MOUNTAIN — Members of the Spinning Spools Quilt Guild will have their “Her Story” 2018 Quilt Show from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the First Covenant Church, 125 E. H St. in Iron Mountain.
The guild will showcase “Her Story” quilts, which are quilts pertaining to prominent women. These quilts have been shown at major quilt shows throughout the United States. Some of the women who will be on display include Mother Teresa, Jean Little, Lucille Ball, Marie Curie, Susan B. Anthony, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and others.
They also will display quilts, wall hangings, table toppers, table runners, placemats and other quilting items. Some members will have items for sale as well.
The featured quilter is Marilyn Houston of Iron Mountain, who will have many unique items for viewing
The drawing this year is for a queen-size wildlife quilt. Tickets will be available at the show for $1 each or six for $5. Ticket buyers need not be present to win. Drawing for the quilt will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday.
This year, Spinning Spools also will have basket drawings, again with tickets at $1 each or six for $5.
Admission to the show is $5 a person. Each person will receive one basket drawing ticket.
Baskets will be drawn on Saturday afternoon. Again, ticket holders need not be present to win.
Two vendors will be at the show, Stitch it Up from Iron Mountain and Sew Smart from the Wausau and Rhinelander area in Wisconsin. Both will have a wide variety of items available for purchase.
Spinning Spools uses the event as a fundraiser that allows them to purchase fabric, batting, backing and other quilt supplies to make quilts for a number of different organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Walk of Life Pregnancy Services, Light at the Inn homeless shelter and area cancer patients.