The annual Cleveland County OHCE Quilt Show is coming up soon. Put on by Cleveland County Oklahoma Home and Community Education members, the annual show is a fundraiser to support scholarships the organization gives out each year to local high school students.
“It’s free to enter a quilt and there are 16 categories from beginning quilts to quilted objects like a table runner,” said Carol Doner, quilt receiver and secretary for the show. “A lot of people think their quilts need to be perfect for the show, but that’s not true. It’s more to get ideas.”
The 2023 show, A Stitch in Time, A Piece at a Time, will be Friday and Saturday, June 16-17 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 601 E. Robinson St. . Vendors will be at the show selling patterns, quilts and machines.
“We also have a country store where people have donated quilts, quilt kits magazines, fabric and other related items to support our scholarships,” Doner said. “Those are usually a bargain.”
Admission into the show is $5 and patrons can buy lottery tickets to win this year’s quilt for $1 each or six for $5. Friday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Any quilt can be entered in our quilt show, if it has not been entered in one of our previous quilt shows. Call or text with any questions, (405)760-8388. Please attach a sleeve to the top back of the quilt for hanging on a slider.
“We hire armed security to protect the quilts at night during the quilt show,” Doner said. "Your quilt will be safe."
The Quilt committee is also interested in antique quilts.
“We put up an antique bed on the stage and layer the quilts on that,” Doner said. “We read about them and turn them, but the public cannot touch the quilts.”