Annual quilt show to be held at community center

The Vulture Peak Patchers (VPP), an Arizona Quilter’s Guild Chapter, will host its annual quilt show Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24 – 25 at the Wickenburg Community Center from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Certified quilt appraiser, Gail VanHorsen, will be appraising quilts both days. Have a family heirloom quilt that needs dated? Or maybe a vintage crazy quilt and want to know about fabric dyes or patterns? Call Kathy Van Winkle (928) 925-1047 or email Wickenburgquiltshow@gmail.com to schedule an appraisal with Gail.

Enjoy the talents of the VPP who began meeting at St. Alban’s Church in 1997.  Founding members Emily Colegrove, Sally Carr, Sally Wheelis, Betty Ek, Nancy Fuller, Phoebe Ritter and Barbara Burns acted on their passion to promote the appreciation of quilts and organized VVP. Carr and Ek are still active members.

Along with viewing over 100 quilted items, there will be vendors to visit, a Quilter’s Attic where used sewing-related items will be sold and a Quilter’s Bazaar where new creations can be found.

The Comfort Quilt Booth will explain the charitable work done by VPP.

For those wondering about the raffle for the opportunity quilt, tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets will be sold at the show, and the winner does not need to be present to win.

Some have already seen a few of the small quilts at local businesses advertising this show. Those who haven’t, now is the time to go in search of these little gems.

Lots of hours and mindful intentions have been spent preparing for the “Boot Scootin’ Quilt Roundup,” so here’s the chance to get excited about quilting.

To join Vulture Peak Patchers, come to a meeting at the annex on the first and third Thursdays of each month October through May at Redeemer Lutheran Church or ask any of the members at the show.

Find a full list of businesses displaying quilts online in the Arts & Entertainment tab or the Around Town tab at WickenburgSun.com or find the link on the Wickenburg Sun Facebook page.

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