The following is a press release issued by the Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Southern Alameda County:
A local Quilt Guild is presenting a show this summer, on July 14 and 15 at the .
The Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Southern Alameda County (“Piecemakers”) is proud to show the community their work and provide education and outreach on quilt making.
Hundreds of quilts will be on display, along with a merchant mall, a country store boutique, raffle baskets, refreshments, and lectures. Featured guest artists are Joe Wood, Piece by Piece Designs, and guild member Marla Monson.
The Piecemakers show, “,” runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 15. Admission for either or both days is $10; children under 12 are free. Parking at the campus, 39399 Cherry Street, Newark, will be free.
Twice each year, the Piecemakers Quilt Guild donates quilts to agencies and organizations in the Tri-City area. Annually they distribute approximately 150 child and adult quilts, and over 250 baby quilts, which are donated to Highland Hospital’s newborns.
Past recipients of their quilts include clients of LOV Tri-Cities, Viola Blythe Center, LIFE Eldercare, Salvation Army, SAVE, Kidango, Abode Services, Kaiser Hospice, and many more. They also donate children’s quilts to the local police departments on a rotating schedule. On June 14, several quilts will be donated to the Newark Police Department at the Newark City Council meeting.
The Guild can also furnish exceptionally well-done quilts to non-profit agencies to use as raffle or auction items at their fundraising events. Funds raised by the show this summer will help support the continual production of these donation quilts.
Members of the Guild also produce a special opportunity quilt each year to raise funds for operating expenses. Tickets are sold over the year and the drawing is held in the fall. Tickets to this year’s quilt, “Party in the Garden,” will be available at the show.
Piecemakers Quilt Guild was founded in 1981 with the purpose of education and appreciation of the quilting art and to benefit the community by providing quilts to those in need. It originated in Newark, and continues to meet there.
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, 35660 Cedar Blvd. at 6:30 pm. Guests are always welcome.
Workshops and retreats are held regularly as well, and members demonstrate quilting at Ardenwood Park at special events during the summer. Small quilts are often raffled at Ardenwood events as well, this year on the 4th of July, the Railroad Fair on Sept. 1–3, and at the Harvest Festival on Oct. 13 & 14.
Visit www.piecemakersguild.org for current information.
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Piecemakers Quilt Guild 2012 Quilt Show “Legacies of Love”
- Where: Ohlone College, Newark Center, 39399 Cherry Street, Newark
- When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15
- More Information: Admission $10; Parking is free.