ZANESVILLE — Pieceable Quilters Guild, established in 1987 with eight women, has grown to more than 100 active members with participation in a number of community activities.
One of the key projects of the guild is the donation of hand-crafted quilts to the Muskingum Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts. They also donate books to the area library systems to promote interest in quilting and needlework, and a scholarship is awarded to a local student who pursues higher education in the textile arts field.
In order to raise funds and awareness to support such initiatives, the guild organizes two primary fundraiser events including the Homespun Auction 2013, slated for Thursday, Oct. 17 at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road, Zanesville.
The Homespun Auction offers an opportunity for the general public, quilting and arts enthusiasts to view and purchase hand-made items that range from totes, purses, vests and sweatshirts, to crocheted and embroidered holiday gift-giving items, wall hangings and decorative home pieces, as well as many unique textile items, baby items, and one-of-a-kind hand-crafted quilts.
A public preview will take place from noon to 4 p.m. with social hour and registration at 5 p.m., as well as a Chinese-auction. Refreshments available on site. The auction begins at 6 with Auctioneer Jim Brown.
For information, contact Amanda Welch, auction chair, 740-221-1227, or visit www.pieceablequiters.weebly.com.