Heritage Quilt Show, October 9, 10 and 11

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The Annual Heritage Quilt show is scheduled to open on Thursday, October 9 at 1:00 p.m. at the Johnston County Agricultural Center. Members of the Johnston County Extension & Community Association, Jo Co Quilters and friends will share quilts from their own personal collections, some they have made, and others that family members or friends had made, for the show.

Over 100-catalogued quilts are expected to be on display for viewing by attendees, some were more than one hundred years old. A variety of fabrics including feed sacks and traditional patterns can be seen. Interesting stories about the quilts are posted and other types of heritage handicrafts can be seen.

Four beautiful lap quilts will be raffled, and lucky winners will chose one lap blanket. Tickets are $1.00 each and can be purchased from ECA members or Jayne McBurney. The drawing will take place on Saturday at noon. A Swap Meet of gently used craft and quilt related items, unused kits, swatches, tools and notions will be available for purchase to help raise money for service projects.

The event will take place on Thursday from 1:00 p.m., – 7:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The event is free (but donations service projects are gladly accepted!) and held at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 NC 210 Highway, Smithfield. For more information, contact Jayne McBurney, Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences at 919-989-5380

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