Mountain Quilters hold lucky 13th-annual show

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Idyllwild’s Mountain Quilters hold their 13th-annual Quilt Show on Oct. 8 and 9 at Buckhorn Camp.

Lucky 13th Annual Quilt Show Oct. 8 & 9. Mtn. Quilters of Idyllwild.

Lucky 13th Annual Quilt Show Oct. 8 & 9. Mtn. Quilters of Idyllwild.

Titled, “A Cabin in the Woods,” the show’s theme reflects the resident quilters’ gratitude for being fortunate enough to craft quilts in a mountain cabin in idyllic Idyllwild.

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, the public is invited to view the quilters’ colorful artwork. More than 100 quilts made within the last year will be on display at Buckhorn’s light-filled Peace Pavilion.

Quilt themes span a wide range – from contemporary to holiday to scrappy and humorous to child-centric creations.

Said Guild President Carmen Terrazas, “I’ve always been particularly grateful for my Idyllwild surroundings – the pines, the fresh air and the artistic community. They have all contributed to my inspiration for this year’s theme, along with a very special group quilt project which will be unveiled at the show.” Terrazas said there would be 60 feet of display space devoted to cabin-themed quilts. “I invite the public to come immerse themselves in our world where we’re so very lucky to get to quilt in our cozy cabins.”

In addition to opportunities to win hand-made door prizes, Mountain Mercantile, a varied vendor display aisle will be open during the show. Shoppers can purchase finished quilts, table runners, place mats and many other gifts, gift baskets and art pieces.

A one-day admission costs $7, with tickets available at the door. Admission for spouses or significant others of attendees is free.

Proceeds from admission support the community work Mountain Quilters provide in the form of scholarships, quilting classes taught at Idyllwild School, security quilts for children in crisis, a global self-esteem project known as Dress-A-Girl, and a Thank-A-Vet program that presents patriotic quilts to area military service personnel.

For more information about the show, contact Pat Hughes, quilt show public relations at pathues@aol.com or at (951) 392-9750.

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