This weekend, the Schuylkill County Quilters Guild will be having their annual Quilt Show at the Walk In Art Center. Judging by last year this is an event not to be missed! What could be better than something that both keeps you warm on cold winter's nights and is a piece of art? Stop by the Walk In on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. In addition to viewing these amazing works of art you can watch quilting demonstrations, purchase handmade creations and win door prizes. Lunch will also be available at -- you won't be able to resist this -- the Quilt Cafe. Admission is just $5.
If you get bitten by the quilting bug, the Quilters Guild and the Walk In Art Center can both help you. The Minersville Crafty Quilters meet each Wednesday at 6 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Parish Center (across Sunbury Street from the church), Minersville -- use the Lewis Street entrance (there's also a parking lot at the Lewis Street entrance). You must be 18 years or older and beginners are welcome. The Crafty Quilters are happy to share their knowledge.
You can also sign up for two upcoming quilting classes at the Walk In. Picture Your Art Quilt will take a piece of art you make and transform it into a quilt. The class is on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and cost $20. You'll need a few supplies. Check out the class page here.
Quilting Workshop consists of two classes. Quilting 101 takes place on Thursday, October 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 9 Patch and Half Square Triangles takes place on Thursday, November 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Again, you'll need supplies so check out the class page here. Cost is $50 for both classes.
Does quilting seem a little too...large? Why not start with something a little more manageable -- knitting and crocheting. The Walk In has a knitting circle each Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring your needles and yarn and enjoy some companionship while you work on your new skill. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. On the other end of the county, the Frackville Free Public Library has a knitting and crocheting circle on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.