Quilt guild offers gifts straight from the art

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Featured artist, quilter and author Anna Grossnickle Hines, winner of the 2001 Lee Bennett Hopkins Award for Children, will sell and sign her books at the show. Hines wrote children’s books “In My Own Bed,” “My Grandma is Coming to Town,” and “Pieces.” The quilt show, held bi-annually, is a fundraiser for the guild so that members can continue their philanthropic work and introduce others to the craft. Among the guild’s charitable contributions was a program to send more than 50 quilts to fellow quilters in Houston, who distributed them to children displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Guild members are currently collecting donations of quilting supplies to send to quilters in New Orleans. Guild members also are making quilts for wounded soldiers and will collect money for that project at the quilt show. Donors to the Quilts For Soldiers project will have an opportunity to sign their name to a quilt block. Information is available at www.quiltsforsoldiers.com. Admission to the quilt show is $7, or $5 for seniors. Those who bring a can of food for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry in Newhall will receive a $1 discount. SANTA CLARITA – The art of quilting goes back to ancient Egypt and the history of the American quilt dates back to Colonial times, but women in Santa Clarita are still practicing this creative use of fabric. Members of the Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild will present their 2005 quilt show, “The Journey of a Woman,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20870 Centre Pointe Parkway. Guild members’ quilts, including art, traditional and contemporary designs, will be exhibited at the show. There also will be crafts and quilts for sale, a vendor fair and “Opportunity Quilts” to be raffled. There will be a special display of some of the charity quilts the guild has made for the Paul Newman Painted Turtle Camp. These quilts are used on the beds in the camp and each camper gets to take home a lap-size quilt and an autographed turtle pillow. The guild meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the United Methodist Church in Saugus. For information, call member Eddie Moore at (661) 270-0630 or visit www.SCVQuiltGuild.org.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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