Auction Offers Home-Made Quilts

by Katie Jeffries on October 1, 2009 at 7:19 am

A warm quilt is the perfect cure to the cold air that’s rolling in.

The Homespun Auction at the Muskingum County Welcome Center is auctioning off home-made quilts til 9:00 tonight.

"This is our main fundraising, so we usually buy fabric for the quilts for the red cross ,we established a textile scholarship once a year if we have the funds, and then we also do donate library books to the library," tells Charlotte Smith.

More than 100 hand crafted items are available ranging from quilts, to purses, to shirts. Many of the quilts are from the Pieceables Quilter’s Guild who makes quilts for fire victims. Attendees will also enjoy a Chinese auction of sewing and needlework supplies and organizers say the prices are very reasonable.

"Some will be quite expensive, others won’t be, but most of them will be pretty good," says Luvadia Touvell a member of Pieceables Quilter’s Guild.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The event is bi-ennial so if you miss today you won’t have a chance to buy these home-made quilts until 2011.



Katie Jeffries