The Mountain Quilters of Idyllwild will hold their 12th Annual Quilt Show the weekend of Oct. 17 and 18. More than 120 quilts will be on display for the weekend.
The highlight of the show will be a quilt honoring Route 66, said Diana Kurr.
“It’s composed of about 50 smaller quilts featuring sites from Chicago to California,” said Dawn Miller, who has been involved with this project for several years. Her contribution is a scene from the historic Wigwam Hotel in Arizona.
The Mountain Quilt Show will be the next to last quilt show displaying this work before it’s retired.
This year the “Opportunity Quilt,” which will be the featured raffle prize, depicts the Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s sculpted deer herd in town.
This quilt honors former Mountain Quilter Deanna Collins who passed away earlier this year. “She was instrumental in the design and production of this quilt,” Kurr said. “It’s the essence of her, the concept, presenting it to the Art Alliance and getting the photographs transferred to fabric.”
The Mountain Quilters 12th Annual Quilt Show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17 and 18 at Buckhorn Camp, 24641 Highway 243. One day admission is $7, but spouses are free.
Fees from the show go to the Quilters’ Yearly Scholarship, which is one of many charitable projects — such as security and “Thank a Vet” quilts — the group undertakes each year.