LARNED — The annual Quilter’s Celebration, sponsored by the local Quilting Bees guild, will be held on Saturday, June 22 in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 8th and Morris Streets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parking and a handicap entrance is in the rear of the church.
The event is open to the general public free of charge and will include a potluck lunch and snacks, door prizes, a Peddler’s Corner, free quilting magazines, demonstrations and new techniques in quilting, sewing, and handwork.
Door prizes including gift certificates, patterns, notions and assorted sewing supplies have been donated by Demelia’s Quilt Co., Yoder; Country Fabrics, Pleasantview; Quilt Cottage, Hays; Hen Feathers, Wichita; Picket Fence, Wichita; All About Quilts, Manhattan; Prairie Flowers & Crafts, Alden; Cottonwood Quilts, Hutchinson; Stitches Quilt Shop, McPherson, Material Girls, Abilene; Quilting Bees Guild, Larned.
President Colleen Wolf has announced that donations for a drawing for an Opportunity Quilt (in pastels) will be available on that day only and the winner must be present to win.
Two feature presentators are Marilyn Eberhart of Hutchinison and Gina Janes of Hannibal, Mo. Eberhart started quilting at 12 when she embroidered the 50 state birds on quilt blocks and quilting it on a great-grandmother’s quilting frame. After marrying at 18, she accompanied her husband to California taking the quilt with her. Eberhart has two daughters, one son and four grand children.
She continues her love of quilting and handwork and with others in her church sewing group makes children’s clothing for missions. Her friend, Linda Aldrich, recommended her for the presentation “Embroidery and Hand Work on Quilts.”
Gina Janes, a graduate in elementary education with certification in teaching home economics from Fort Hays State University, owns and operates a customized quilting business in Missouri.
Janes has specialized training in high tech long-arm quilting techniques and is published in three quilting magazines. Presently, Janes is serving a second term as president of Hannibal’s Threadbenders Quilt Guild. Participation in 4-H sewing projects in her youth, sewing at her mother’s knee, Merlene Baird of Larned, sewing and quilting for the business, and sewing for two children now grown, recommends Janes for the topic “How to Prepare Your Quilt for Professional Quilting.”
For information, call the church office, 620-385-6033.