Due to COVID-19, Cabin Branch Quilters hasn’t been able to host its quilt show.
After 2 years, the annual event is coming back to Prince William County.
“One of the things that our members look forward to is putting on a quilt show for the community around us to show you what they have done for the last year,” Cabin Branch Quilters President Vania Root said.
This year’s event is taking place at a new location – the Lake Ridge Dance Center, 2850 Garber Way, #4003. It was previously held at the Prince William Fairgrounds.
The 2022 Quilt Show will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 2 and between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on April 3.
It costs $8 to attend, and admission is free for kids under 12 years old.
The program will showcase more than 114 quilts and accessories, and feature vendors, an emporium, and a silent auction.
Attendees are playing a key role – recognizing the best pieces.
“We need the viewers to choose which 6 quilts they think deserve these ribbons,” Root said. “We look forward to you coming out and helping us with this important task.”
Tickets will also be available for this year’s raffle quilt. Proceeds from this year’s raffle quilt are benefiting The House, Inc., which runs the HANGRY Project.
“That’s where kids, teens can come in and they can actually shop for their food and get a good meal for themselves,” Root added.
Photo courtesy of Cabin Branch Quilters
A few weeks ago, the raffle quilt caught the attention of many at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, where Cabin Branch Quilters sold out of raffle tickets.
“The reason was … because this quilt is very special,” Root explained. “It has 7,056 little, one-inch squares in it. It’s incredible.”
Those planning to buy tickets don’t need to worry, though. More tickets are being ordered and will be available for purchase from Cabin Branch Quilters at the 2022 Quilt Show. Community members may also email Root at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Made up of about 100 members, the quilting guild meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Lake Ridge Baptist Church, 12450 Clipper Drive.
Throughout the year, members of the Cabin Branch Quilters make quilts for charity, including Action in Community Through Service (ACTS), and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at hospitals.
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