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The Independence Hall Quilters Guild will hold its 40th annual Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire Oct. 20 through 22 at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.
The show will feature quilts, wall hangings, wearable art, dolls, needle art, “Wonky Quilts” and member challenges.
A scholarship quilt created by Linda VanBerckelaer called “Sierra Song” will be given away in a drawing. VanBerckelaer used a Bargello pattern in blues, purples and turquoise hues. The drawing for the quilt will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 22, and proceeds will go to the $5,000 in scholarships given to Bret Harte seniors and one Columbia College student. Treasures drawings will also be held at that time.
A boutique featuring quilts and other sewn items, a country store offering food, demonstrations and vendor booths will be a part of the event. Door prizes will also be awarded.
Admission costs $8 per person.
Independence Hall Quilters serves the community by giving Comfort quilts, pillows and pillow cases to foster children. Comfort quilts are also given to children and adults throughout the years, as well as to the Shriner’s Hospital. Quilters give to Ebbetts Pass Elves, Toys to Toddlers, Resource Connection, Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, Foothill Village, Hospice of the Sierras, Calaveras Big Trees and Hazel Fischer School
Pillows and bags sewn by students in the guild’s “Sew Young Project” will be on display. Students are from at Avery Middle School, Hazel Fischer School, Mark Twain School and Michaelson School,