CHARLES CITY, Iowa - The Patchwork Pals Quilt Guild opened their October exhibit at the Charles City Arts Center with a reception on Friday, sponsored by Tellurian Brewing.
The exhibit is the Guild’s seventh time showing their work at the Arts Center. Guild member Colette Schmidtke is excited to showcase her groups work for October. “The Art Center has been a fine supporter of the guild in helping promote the art of quilting with the displays every two years.” The Guild does much more than simply make quilts. They are active in the community, often helping those in need. They have sewn bags for the public library and New Hope Pregnancy Center and during the pandemic they made masks for the hospital and nursing home. As well, they have taken on tasks like making dresses for girls in Africa, pillow cases that were donated to Cedar Valley Friends of the Family, and Christmas stockings were made for foster children. The Guild has been around for 17 years and Schmidtke said the number of members has fluctuated over the years. “There are eleven members who were charter members in 2006 when the guild was formed. The current roster lists thirty members.” Patchwork Pals meets at Messiah Lutheran Church in Charles City the first Monday of every month with the exceptions of January and July.
The exhibit kicked off with the opening reception on Friday October 6th and will be on display for the entire month.
Arts Center hours are W-F 1-5PM and Sat 10-2.
Photos from the opening reception:
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MONSTER BASH! returns on October 28th. This years event will be held at Wildwood Clubhouse and feature music by the Cedar Rapids based Surf Zombies. Surf Zombies are a prolific band and members of the Iowa RnR Hall of Fame. Excited to have them on board for this event.
It is flat-out my favorite fundraiser and I personally look forward to seeing you all there. Hope you can make it!
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