Pleasant Grove Quilters host 38th annual Quilt Show

Published 7:07 pm Monday, November 4, 2019

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church’s sanctuary once again filled with beautiful, hand-sewn quilts and its parking lot filled with community members on Saturday during the 38th annual Quilt Show and Bazaar.

The annual event is a fundraiser for the church and missions and is hosted by the Pleasant Grove Quilters.

“We have put a ceiling in the quilting room, and we usually help with the Christmas shoeboxes [for Operation Christmas Child],” said Reba Smith, who has been part of the group since it began. 

Visitors at the event had the opportunity to enter to win one of the hand-sewn quilts that the Pleasant Grove Quilters made.   

“It takes six weeks at least to put it together, maybe a little more,” Smith said. 

“Then it takes us about a month to quilt it and get it together, so there is a good little bit of work that goes into it.”

In addition to entering for a chance to win the quilt, visitors also enjoyed soup, barbecue, a variety of booths and a display of quilts, which included several family heirlooms. However, the quilters agreed that the best part of the event was the people.

“Just seeing everybody and to get together [is my favorite part],” said Beth Bailey, who has been part of the group for 5 years.