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Quilt show this Saturday

Thursday, November 8, 2012

This quilt, made by prisoners at the Wabash Valley Correctional Institute, will be available for purchase at a silent auction during the Union United Methodist Women's Quilt Show Saturday.
The Union United Methodist Women are gearing up for their second quilt show.

The event is scheduled for 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at Union United Methodist Church, 5941 N. CR 75 E., Brazil.

According to Union United Methodist member Sandy Bell, several quilts will be on display in addition to being available for purchase during a silent auction.

"Last year, we showed (approximately) 125 items," Bell said. "Quilts, table toppers, table runners, wall hangings, baby quilts ... it was an array of things.

"We've had good responses so far (for this year)."

Bell said the silent auction would include several handmade items, quilted items, crocheted scarves, oil paintings, children's chairs and more.

A highlight for the auction will be a quilt the group received recently.

Prisoners at the Wabash Valley Correctional Institute Plus Unit made the quilt.

The quilt will be up for bid in the auction.

"The highest bidder will be awarded the quilt at the end of the show," Bell said. "(The Plus Unit) makes quilts for veterans and military families who have lost loved one through the war effort. They make them for other organizations as well. I think it is really special that we received one."

Bell said she had read about the quilts and was interested in securing one for the upcoming show.

"I was sitting at home one morning thinking about how we could market this show and do something different," Bell said.

She made a call to see if it was possible and was told a quilt would be on its way.

"The quilt is beautiful," Bell said. "It's a double wedding ring of mauve, pink and white. It's gorgeous. It's very well constructed.

"It's a nice piece and will be the center piece of the show."

Admission to attend is $1. A baked potato bar will be available for a freewill donation. Pie and coffee will cost $1 each.

There is no charge to exhibit a quilt.

For more information, call 812-241-8225.

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