Quilt show celebrates guild's 30th anniversary

Jun 10 2019 | 06:14 AM

The Milford Valley Quilters’ Guild was formed in 1989 to promote and preserve quilting as an art.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the guild will present its biannual show, “The Nature of Quilting 2019,” at Delaware Valley High School, 236 Route 206 and 209, Milford, on Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30.
Quilts will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Admission is $8. Lunch and snacks prepared by the Forklift Café of Dingman’s Ferry will be available.
It's a judged show, with more than 200 entries to be on display.
The guild's prize-winning quilt, “Bountiful Harvest," created by many guild members, will be raffled off.
Other highlights include quilts for sale, a small quilt auction, and The Boutique, which will offer many new, handmade, and unique gift items made by guild members. Shoppers may also browse vendor booths and a flea market.
Member-made tote bags will be raffled off throughout the show. Informational displays and lectures will be offered on both days.
Many of the quilts to be displayed represent member challenges. One is “Be My Neighbor” by Moda Fabrics, and the other is “Celebrating 30,” which celebrates the guild’s anniversary. In addition, there will be a special display of handmade quilts and other crafts by Jean Hoff, a long-time Milford resident.
Community projects
The Milford Valley Quilters’ Guild supports many community projects. In the past three years, the guild has contributed almost 200 bed quilts to the Gino Merli Veterans’ Center in Scranton and 200 lap quilts to the Flights of Valor program. Pillows and cage blankets are made by members and taken to the animal shelters in the area. Handmade quilts are presented to the first babies born on National Quilting Day (the third Saturday in March) at three local hospitals.
The guild is proud of its scholarship program. Every year they award an area senior a scholarship to further their art studies.
For more information about the guild, quilt registration forms or information about the upcoming show, visit milfordvalleyquiltersguild.org.