Get ready – the Cabin Branch and Stone House Quilters will be hosting their annual Quilt Show in Manassas, April 2 and 3.
The quilt show will be held at the Prince William County Fairgrounds at 10624 Dumfries Road, according to Cabin Branch Quilters member Caroline Billingsley.
The show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 2, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 3, according to Billingsley.
“There’s about 200 quilts that will be on display, 19 or 20 vendors that will come in and just sell their quilt related items,” said Billingsley.
According to Billingsley, two quilts will also be raffled off, with proceeds going toward the Roc Solid Foundation, which advocates for children with cancer.
For Billingsley, the quilt show is a chance for the quilting groups to interact with the larger community.
“We are part of the Prince William Arts Council, and this is one of the ways that we show the community that there are quilt[ing] organizations in Prince William, and show what we do, and try to encourage others to join our group. We try to recruit the new younger people to come in and join us, to see what we do, and how we enjoy the quilting, and to keep the interest in quilting going,” said Billingsley.
Admission to the show is $8 for adults, and $6 for seniors. Admission for children is free.
While at the show, there will be several quilters working on quilts that will be donated to community organizations.
The Cabin Branch Quilters work with PWC ACTS to give quilts to individuals in need. They also make quilts for premature babies born in the NICU units at Sentara hospitals.
Prince William resident and owner of Polaris Press David Byrne was the recipient of two of those quilts, after his twin daughters were born six weeks premature.
“There aren’t many things that go from hospital to home, so it is kind of cool to have something to bridge that gap. It was a special treat in a time that was extremely stressful and difficult,” said Byrne.
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