For the 29th year, the Harvest Quilters of
Central New Jersey will present a quilt show. This year’s event, “Sharing the Quilts XXIX,” is will be held on Saturday, March 31, at the Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, located at 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. Show hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., although doors will close after 4:15 p.m. The Harvest Quilters show is known for its large display of art quilts and for the
storyboards that accompany many of the quilts on display. Hundreds of traditional and modern quilts as well as fabric art pieces will be on display. Storyboards includes information on how a quilt was made, why it was made, the special meaning the quilt may have or anything else of interest from its particular history.
The Needle Nite group at the Fanwood Presbyterian Church will display quilts members have made for Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside. Demonstrators will be scattered throughout the exhibits to show sewing techniques and piecing methods. The Harvest Quilters encourage children and young people to learn to quilt and also try to educate the public about the history of quilting and what quilting has meant to women and families.
There will be a raffle quilt and multiple raffle baskets stuffed with fabric. Proceeds from these raffles and profits from the quilt show go to various local charitable organizations and also fund group workshops and meetings throughout the year. Random door prizes will be given.
A tearoom will feature a lunch menu, drinks and snacks. A small group of vendors will offer finished quilts, fabric, notions and quilted items.
For more information, call Ann Eelman at (908)755-7653 or visit harvestquilters.com. Admission will be $6 for adults and $3 for children 5 through 12. Youngsters under age 5 may attend for free