Good turnout for annual Pleasant Grove Quilters
The Pleasant Grove Quilters’ 37th annual quilt show, sale and bazaar met with clear skies and a good turnout on Saturday, according to organizers.
While children slid gleefully down an inflatable slide, a short distance away, inside Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, visitors to the annual quilters’ bazaar had the chance to examine hand-sewn quilts before entering to win one of their own.
“It has turned out to be a beautiful day, and we are thankful for that,” said Donna Creel, a volunteer. “They have sold a lot of quilt tickets. That is a beautiful quilt.”
The quilters’ bazaar does more than highlight the craftsmanship that goes into quilting though. According to organizers, it provides the quilting group with funds to support a variety of causes including helping fund some of the church’s needs.
“We appreciate all the people coming out and supporting us … what we do, the outreach, the things we help with, the projects,” said Carol Cadenhead, one of the Pleasant Grove Quilters.
Other church members volunteering at the event said that they are thankful for what the quilters do for the church and bringing the community together.
“It brings people together [for] fellowship together,” Creel said.
The Pleasant Grove Quilters are looking for additional members to help sew their next quilt. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to take part in the group’s weekly meeting on Tuesdays beginning at 10 a.m.
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