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July 10, 2012 > Summer quilt show

Summer quilt show

Submitted By Elin Thomas

The Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Southern Alameda County is proud to show the community their work and provide education and outreach on quilt making during the "Legacies of Love Quilt Show" July 14-15 at the Ohlone College Newark campus. Hundreds of quilts will be on display, along with a merchant mall, a country store boutique, raffle baskets, refreshments, and lectures. Featured guest artists are Joe Wood, Piece by Piece Designs, and guild member Marla Monson.

Twice each year, the Piecemakers Quilt Guild donates quilts to agencies and organizations in the Tri-City area. Annually they distribute approximately 150 child and adult quilts, and over 250 baby quilts to Highland Hospital's newborns. Past recipients of their quilts include clients of LOV Tri-Cities, Viola Blythe Center, LIFE Eldercare, Salvation Army, SAVE, Kidango, Abode Services, Kaiser Hospice, and many more. They also donate children's quilts to local police departments on a rotating schedule. On June 14, several quilts were donated to the Newark Police Department at the Newark City Council meeting.

The Guild can also furnish exceptionally well-done quilts to non-profit agencies to use as raffle or auction items at their fundraising events. Funds raised by the show this summer will help support the continual production of these donation quilts.

Members of the Guild produce a special opportunity quilt each year to raise funds for operating expenses. Tickets are sold over the year and the drawing is held in the fall. Tickets to this year's quilt, "Party in the Garden," will be available at the show.

Piecemakers Quilt Guild was founded in 1981 with the purpose of education and appreciation of the quilting art and to benefit the community by providing quilts to those in need. It originated in Newark, and continues to meet there on the first Tuesday of each month at Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, 35660 Cedar Blvd., at 6:30 p.m. Guests are always welcome. Small quilts are often raffled at Ardenwood events; this year on the 4th of July, at the Railroad Fair on September 1-3, and the Harvest Festival on October 13 and 14.

With sponsorship from Kaiser Permanente, "Legacies of Love" will be held July 14-15. Admission for either or both days is $10; children under 12 are free. Parking at the campus is free.

Legacies of Love Quilt Show
Saturday, July 14: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 15: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ohlone College, Newark Center
39399 Cherry Street, Newark
Admission: $10

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