MELBOURNE – The Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Melbourne will hold its biennial Quilt Show on Friday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9a.m. To 4 p.m. The Guild’s quilt show will take place at the Wickham Park Community Center, 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door. Attendees may purchase breakfast and lunch catered by Palm Shores Bistro.
The proceeds from this year’s “Opportunity Quilt” raffle will be donated to the Children’s Hunger Project of Brevard, “Brevard County’s Backpack Program.” The Children’s Hunger Project provides weekend meals and fights childhood hunger and malnutrition during the school year.
The quilt show will feature over 200 quilts on display. They will be judged by Mary Derry, a member of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges. Awards will be given in the following categories: Pieced, Hand and Machine Applique, Mixed Techniques, Miniature Quilts, Modern Quilts, Original Design, Special Techniques, and Challenge Quilt. Attendees to the show will enjoy the ever popular Boutique (items made by guild members for sale), a Silent Auction, Small Quilt Raffle, and vendors selling all things quilt and sewing related. Back by popular demand, Samurai Sharp will be at our quilt show. Be sure to drop off your scissors, knives, pinking shears, rotary blades, etc., on your way into the quilt show for sharpening and pick them up on your way out.
The Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Guild is a 300 member organization whose mission is to educate, share, promote and keep alive the craft and traditions of quilting; and to use our talents to serve the community. The Guild has donated over 200 quilts to various local charities in the past year.
For more information, visit www.seasidepiecemakers.com