Quilter's Guild hosts annual show in Reed City

REED CITY — The art of quilting is alive and well in Reed City, thanks to members of the Crossroads Quilter's Guild.

The group is hosting its annual quilt show for all to enjoy. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Church of the Nazarene in Reed City.

Elizabeth Trembath, president of the guild, has been sewing for decades, but became attracted to quilting seven years ago. She said it was hard to pin point exactly why she loved the past time, but leaned toward some specific details.

"It's fun to look at patterns and fabric, and then decide what you want to do with it," Trembath said. "Sometimes you get fabric that screams out 'buy me,' and then you get to do something creative."

She said the quilt show will feature six categories of quilts made by guild members and quilting aficionados from the area. Event attendees will be able to vote for their favorites, and the makers of the winners will receive a monetary prize. A "best in show" quilt also will be announced.

In addition, the quilt show will feature three special exhibits, vendors, a yard sale for crafting items and a silent auction for quilting items.

Trembath said she is looking forward to the event and hopes for many attendees.

"It's the chance to allow people to show off their quilting skills and hopefully stimulate interest in quilting," she added.

The Crossroads Quilter's Guild is made up of about 17 members, but is always seeking more individuals regardless of the skill level. They meet every fourth Tuesday at the church, located at 5300 S. 220th Ave.

For more information about the quilt show or the guild, call the Crossroads Quilt Shop at (231) 465-4144.