The Thread & Thimble Quilt Guild has unveiled its annual Mountain Makins Quilt. This quilt will be given away in a drawing at the end of the Mountain Makins Festival on Sunday, October 27th.
The quilt, measuring 90 inches square, is of the “Split Nine Patch” pattern. It is a colorful scrap quilt beautifully made up of more than 1000 individual pieces of dark and light patterned fabrics, sewn into patches by different members of the Guild. Once the patches were assembled into a quilt top, Jean Vangunten did the quilting. According to Fay Andrews, chair of the Mountain Makins Quilt committee, the design mimics a Log Cabin pattern.
Every year the Guild generously donates a quilt as a way to raise funds for Rose Center. All proceeds are donated to support Rose Center’s cultural, arts, and educational programs. Tickets are available for a $1 donation to Rose Center; six tickets for a $5 donation. They may be purchased in advance in the Rose Center office or at the festival.
The Guild’s 26th annual quilt show will hang in the Edith Davis Gallery at Rose Center September 8 through October 18. After the show is taken down, all judged first place quilts will be moved to Prater Hall, where they will be on view through the end of the festival.
The Thread & Thimble Quilt Guild meets at First Christian Church every third Tuesday at 10am. Additional meetings are held throughout the year for special workshops. New members are welcome any time.
The 2019 Mountain Makins Festival, October 26-27, is presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union. For more information, visit www.rosecenter.org/mountainmakins, www.facebook.com/mountainmakinsfestival, call Rose Center at 581-4330, or email email@example.com.