The Smithtown Stitchers Quilt Guild‘s Quilt Show, “The Magic of Quilts,” taking place Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 is a colorful event with more than 150 quilts and quilted items on display plus raffles, a members’ boutique, demonstrations, works in progress and a vendors’ mall at the Dawnwood Middle School in Centereach.
The show has a magical theme and 1uilters were given the following instructions before creating their quilts, “Think a Wizard, Think a Magician, Think a Magic Act. Use the chosen fabric, and create Magic with that. The Magic of Quilts is the Theme of the Show, Let your creative juices start to flow. Grab your pins and grab your scissors, Have some fun and create some wizards. Or get a brainstorm as you groan and mutter, and saw a lady in half with a rotary cutter!”
This talented group of 116 quilters love sharing and talking about their creations—from traditional quilts that are hand-appliqued and/or hand-quilted to contemporary modern art quilts and wall hangings.
Lunch will be available at the event and visitors can cast a vote for their favorite quilt to win “Viewers Choice.” Smithtown Stitchers members will also be available to answer questions about the quilts on display.
The Smithtown Stitchers continue a long history of quilting in America. With more than 21 million quilters in the U.S. today, quilting has become a 3-billion-dollar industry and is continuing to grow.
“The Magic of Quilts”
Hours: Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, April 7, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Dawnwood Middle School
10 43rd St., Centereach
Admission: $8. Children 12 and under are free.