The 21st annual event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, August 27 and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 28 at the Cruso Community Center, U.S. 276 South.
The 2010 donation quilt "Underground Railroad" is hand-quilted and made by members of Cruso Friendship Club Tuesday's Quilting/Sewing group.
The 21st Annual Cruso Quilt Show is sponsored by the Cruso Friendship Club. This signature event displays quilts made by members of the group and others loaned for the event. You will see and admire beautiful antique quilts, hand and machine-made quilts, wall hangings and wearable art. Proceeds from the this event provide two scholarships to Pisgah High students, Valentine fruit baskets to 50 shut-ins, food for those in need and the purchase/installation of windows in the Cruso Community Center, formerly, Cruso Schoolhouse 1928 - 1966. Some of our member's husbands attended Cruso School, George W. Cogburn, Carroll Pressley, Raymond Revis and Gerald Wheeler.
This beautiful Queen Quilt will go to a lucky winner Saturday, August 28 at 4:00 p.m. Donation tickets are $1 or 6 for $5 and can be purchased from any member of the Cruso Friendship Club, at the Cruso Community Center or during the quilt show. Also, featured at the Quilt Show will be a fabric shop, scissor sharpening, antique sewing machine sale, sewing machine repair/service, sewing notions and a lunch counter"¦"¦don't forget to visit the thrift shop. Bring a friend, shop, have lunch and enjoy these beautiful quilts. Admission is free.
Are you familiar with Underground Railroad pattern/history? The premise of the "Quilt Code" is that various geometric patterns commonly found in American patchwork quilts were used to convey messages in connection with the Underground Railroad. Visit www.ugrrquilt.hartcottagequilts.com and review a summary by Betsy Ross Redux, The Underground Railroad "Quilt Code."
Oveda Wheeler is the president of the group during winter months and Connie Silverstein presides during summer months. The membership ranges from 10-15 in the winter and 35-40 in the summer months. Members take turn working at their Craft Shop and Thrift Shop. They meet monthly; however, the quilting/sewing group meets weekly. New members are welcome.