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September 12, 2013

'Draping the Pews' event to feature homemade quilts

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One quilt is available to purchase in a “silent” auction. The Irish Chain quilt is a collaborative effort that everyone in the club helped to make. Sharon Chambers, a member of the club who did much of the work herself, donated the fabric for the quilt.

Chambers said the event is an exhibition of their talent.

“It’s a way for quilters to get together and it’s a way for us to show what we’ve made for the Oxford Home and for the children,” Chamber said.

Chambers said she joined the club because she loves to quilt and also likes to do charitable works for others. She began quilting 25 years ago, but started to quilt more regularly when she retired six years ago.

“It’s fun to get together with other quilters. We learn from each other and see what each other have made,” Chambers said.

Cooke, who has been quilting for 20 years, said she joined the club because she likes the companionship of others who like to quilt.

“We like to show what we’ve done. We hope people come and look at the quilts. They’re pretty when they’re all laid out,” Cooke said.

For more information about the “Draping the Pews” event, or if anyone wants to bring a quilt to share, contact Olin at 435-2946.

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