Quilt Exhibit, Gone a Year, Back in Spring City (Video)

SPRING CITY PA – Among the 50-or-so members of the Loose Threads Quilt Guild in Spring City, the wait for Saturday’s (Sept. 11, 2021) return of their annual “Quilters’ Tea” was filled with excitement and, initially, a little worry.

The tea has been a club fixture for years every March. It started as a small gathering to celebrate members’ accomplishments during previous months. Then it grew into a public exhibit. Then a public exhibit accompanied by, you guessed it, tea, and a luncheon, and speakers, and break-out quilting demonstrations and lessons. In 2019 it spanned two floors of the First United Church of Christ on Chestnut Street.

Then there was COVID-19.

The virus not only took the wind out of most organizations’ events, but maybe even prompted experienced quilting fanatics to drop a stitch or two. Happily, with more events now opening up, the club decided to re-start … simply. No tea. No lunch. No fees. Limited speakers. Exhibits and demonstrations only on the church’s main floor. How would visitors react?, they wondered.

With delight, club Secretary Winnie McCarraher observed. Guests streamed steadily through the church doors from 9 a.m. to noon, eager to see the dozens of fabric coverings – hand-assembled, color-matched, and meticulously sewn – on which members labored for hours and months.

Interested in quilting but don’t know how or where to start? The club meets on the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays of each month at 10 a.m. in the church. Guests are welcomed with advance notice. For more information see its website, here, or send an e-mail to president@theloosethreadsquilters.org

Raffle winners announced

The club conducted a no-obligation basket raffle Saturday for those interested in participating. A total of 48 participants vied for 10 raffle baskets. “Two lucky entrants won twice!,” club member Linda Hamel reported in an e-mail.

Winners were Donna Matthais, Lil Evans, Sandy Wirth (2), Susan Umstead, Susan Walley, Debby O’Keefe, Laurie Kelly (2), and Loretta Radewonuk.

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