REGIONAL: Quilted car returns to Central Carolina Quilt Fair

Published 11:01 am Wednesday, March 27, 2024

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A quilted car? A WWII jeep?

See them both, plus a lot of quilts at the Central Carolina Quilt Fair.

This biennial two-day quilt show is set for May 3 and 4, at
West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. West., in Salisbury. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Daily tickets are $8, with proceeds going to support the Salisbury-Rowan Quilters’ Guild’s (SRQG) community service work.

This includes quilts of valor for Rowan County veterans, cuddle quilts for the Rowan County Family Crisis Center and Nazareth Children’s Home, and pillowcases for local presentation to Nazareth Children’s Home and also to the national organization, Ryan’s Case for Smiles.

The Quilted Car will return to the show, and on display for the first time will be “the General,” a 1943 WWII Army jeep with a back story of live battle action and Hollywood fame in Stephen Spielberg’s movie “Band of Brothers.”

An on-site tea room will serve sandwiches and dessert.

Raffle tickets ($1 each or six for $5) will be available to win a queen-size quilt called Peaceful Passion, made by SRQG members Shelley Lenhausen and Cyndy Ward. Tickets will be available both days during the show.

Quilt Fair attendees will enjoy quilts by makers of all levels of expertise. Quilts are made both from patterns and from original designs, in traditional and modern designs, pieced and appliqued. The quilts will be organized by category of use – such as bed quilts, wall hangings, crib quilts, miniatures and quilts made to wear.

SRQG is excited to have Kathleen Rountree from Hendersonville this year’s show judge. Winners will be awarded first, second and third place ribbons as well as awards in several special categories. Ribbons will be placed ahead of the show’s public opening so everyone can appreciate the winners’ creations. Additionally, visitors may participate in voting for the Viewers’ Choice Award.

Merchants will sell and demonstrate the newest quilt-making tools, fabric, embellishments, techniques and machines. A curated silent auction will entice visitors to bid on a selection of kits, quilts, tools, and more.

The Salisbury-Rowan Quilters’ Guild invites novice and experienced quilters to its community. Meetings are held every Thursday for business, classes and workshops, sewing for a cause, block of the month, and working together on
individual projects. Meetings are at Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., in Salisbury.

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