Maple Leaf Quilt Guild to give quilt to veteran at annual show
Of the Maple Leaf Festival’s many associated activities, few are as long-standing as the Maple Leaf Quilt Guild’s Quilt annual quilt show.
The show will return this year from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center, 100 Bullpup Drive. The show will be in the school’s common area this year instead of the gymnasium because of ongoing work on the gym floor.
Sharon Vesecky, owner of Quilters Paradise in downtown Baldwin City, said she could not remember how long the quilt show had been a part of the festival. She had been a member of the Maple Leaf Festival Committee most years for the past three decades, she said.
The quilt guild issues a call for quilts each year for the show and people are welcome to show up on the day of the show with quilts, Vesecky said. For that reason, the quilt guild doesn’t know how many quilts will be on display but there is usually about 100 to view. she said
The quilt guild does know there will be from eight to 12 Quilts of Valor on display, said Cathy Miles, Maple Leaf Quilt Guild president. A local Quilts of Valor club has been working on the quilts for the past nine months, which are to be given to local veterans, she said. One of the quilts will be presented to a Baldwin City veteran on festival Sunday, Miles said.
Quilts for display can be left at Quilters Paradise, 713 High St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the school after 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. They may be picked up pick when the show ends Sunday or after noon Monday at Quilters Paradise.