By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2009
Cindy Hughes and Rosalie Peterson display the beautiful donated quilt that will be given away by raffle drawing at the HCE Quilt Show.
Quilting can be dated back for centuries and is fun for both women and men. It is a wonderful creative outlet rich in tradition. On November 6 and 7, the Creek County Home and Community Education (HCE) Quilt Show will be held in Kellyville, Oklahoma, and promises to be a terrific event for all attendees. This will be the 26th annual show for the HCE quilters, and a great opportunity to meet old and new friends.
“Expect a wide variety of quilts and a broad diversity of participating quilters; the youngest crafter is only 10 years old, while the oldest is in her 90s,” says Rosalie Peterson, co-chairperson of the Creek County Quilt Show. “Quilting is a traditional form of crafting, an art form that needs to keep going.”
The show will feature a raffle for a quilt dating from the 1930s and 40s made out of original feed sack materials. Many beautiful handmade quilts will be on display as well. “People love looking at all the quilts, and many find inspiration for future creations and projects,” says Rosalie.
The check-in time for participating quilters is Wednesday, November 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is a not-for-profit event, and two $500 scholarships will be awarded – one to a student and the other to an adult who is pursuing finishing education. Door prizes will be given away, most of which are homemade and many that are quilting related. Local vendors such as Back Home Quilt Fabrics, Greene Leaf Candles, Homemade Gourmet, and Just Around the Corner from Bristow will be on hand. A tea room with beverages, sandwiches and cookies will sweeten the pleasant day.
“Quilting is very relaxing,” says Cindy Hughes, co-owner of Back Home Quilt Fabrics. “Quilting together also provides social and fellowship opportunities for those who love what they do.”
No fee is required to enter quilts, and admission is only $3. The donated quilt for raffle can be viewed at Back Home Quilt Fabrics prior to the show.
“I would like to see more young people get involved in quilting,” says Cindy. “And it is not only a girls’ and women’s craft; boys and men quilt as well. For instance, there is a men’s quilting show, aptly named Men of Cloth, that takes place each year in Muskogee.”
Back Home Quilt Fabrics is located at 11 N. Water St. in Sapulpa. The small shop offers a variety of services and products, including fabrics, patterns, books and quilting machines. Classes are offered, and a new class, the Football Widows, will be taking place on Sundays at 1 p.m. People enjoy coming to Back Home Quilt Fabrics to visit, finish projects, take classes, or simply get advice. The shop is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The 26th annual Creek County HCE Quilt Show will be held Friday, November 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The location is the Creek County Fairgrounds, 17806 W. Highway 66 in Kellyville. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance at Back Home Quilt Fabrics at 11 N. Water Street in Sapulpa. For more information, contact Cindy Hughes or Rosalie Peterson at (918) 224-4015.