Two clotheslines full of quilts fluttered in the breeze last Saturday and Sunday for the “Ye Olde Sew ‘N Sews” annual quilt show and sale. Trudy Oliver has hosted the show for several years at her home and barn on Twp. Rd. 114 near Mount Gilead. It’s traditionally on the last weekend in September and the first weekend of October.
Items for sale included every imaginable quilted item as well as quilts. There were table toppers, wall hangings, tote bags, purses and Christmas decorations as well as full, queen and king size quilts. A couple of the ladies made baked goods for sale as well as Bobbin Lace and seasonal items for fall and Christmas.
Oliver said that Sondra McLain came up with the name for the Sew ‘N Sews group 15 years ago. Several are retired teachers and there’s a banker and other retired professionals as well as homemakers in the group.
The group meets only occasionally although they’ve enjoyed quilting retreats “at the lake” in the past.
Barbara Evens said some of them are members of the Morrow County Quilting Guild and will have quilts on display at their show the first weekend in October. She pointed out that Linda Carlisle is their expert in Bobbin Lace.
“You could say quilting is an addiction for us,” concluded Trudy Oliver.
Oct. 3rd and 4th was the last weekend for the Quilt Show and Sale this year.