The quilt show will be located at the Iron Forge Elementary School. Free shuttle buses will run between the Foundry Day events and the quilt show. Free parking is available at the quilt show.
The show will feature traditional and modern quilts, both machine and hand quilted. Crazy quilts, table runners, king-sized, and smaller quilts will adorn the gymnasium of the show venue. Visitors to the show will have opportunity to vote for their favorite quilts in each category, as well as vote for their choice for Best in Show.
A memorial exhibit of award-winning appliquéd quilts by Rhoda Collins, a longtime member of the guild, will be on display. Rhoda died on March 21, 2018.
Throughout the day visitors to the quilt show will have opportunity to view demonstrations on quilting “tricks and techniques,” shop at the vendor’s mall and at the handcrafts boutique, and purchase tickets to win raffle quilts and raffle baskets.
This year’s raffle quilt, “Tulips and Ducklings,” was designed and assembled by Jennifer Betar, a member of the guild. Other guild members sewed blocks and appliquéd portions of the quilt. The quilt is machine-quilted.
Raffle tickets for the 78x78 inch quilt and other smaller quilts will be sold during the quilt show. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will be held on June 18. Winners need not be present.
Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets will be divided between the education fund of the LeTort Quilters of Carlisle and the Hope Station Opportunity Area, located in the borough of Carlisle. Hope Station is a non-profit entity designed to enhance the quality of life, health, safety, and economic opportunities for the people who live in the neighborhood it comprises.
The LeTort Quilters of Carlisle has over 130 members and draws from the greater Carlisle/Harrisburg area as well as Shippensburg, Gettysburg, Chambersburg, and York County.
The quilt show tradition began in 1985 when the first show was held in a barn in New Kingston, Penna. As the show grew, there was a need for a larger facility, and the Foundry Day committee invited the quilt show planners to partner with them in an all-day event.
The LeTort Quilters of Carlisle is a non-profit organization that meets twice a month, September through June. This year the guild will be donating over 250 quilted items to more than 15 local charities.
Membership dues are $25 a year and forms will be available at the quilt show.
The public is invited to Quilt Fest 2018, a showing of more than 150 quilts and other quilted items made by members of the LeTort Quilters of Carlisle, a quilt guild that began in the early 1980s.
The quilt show, a biennial event, will be held in conjunction with the annual Boiling Springs Foundry Day, Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission to the quilt show is $6 for adults; $1 for students under 18; and children under five are free.
A lot of work goes into setting up our shows - not just making the quilts. We appreciate all who attend to see our quilts.
When: June 2, 2018 (9am - 4pm) during Foundry Day
Where: South Middleton Education Complex, Boiling Springs, PA
Admissions: $6 for Adults