On Oct. 11-12, the 32nd annual Festival of Quilts will invade Dearborn.
There will be more than 200 quilts on display at Dearborn First United Church, 22124 Garrison, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12.
Festival of Quilts is a fundraiser, and the proceeds will go to local and global charities, extending the warmth and love of quilting to those in need. Admission to the show is $5 and includes a show catalog, a ballot slip to vote for the Viewer’s Choice quilt and a chance to win the door prize.
The quilts and quilted items are an eclectic mix of old and new, small and large, simple and intricate. They will cover every surface of the old sanctuary and adjoining library, illuminated by rows of tall stained-glass windows depicting all the saints.
This year’s featured quilter is Kathy Hren. Her favorite techniques include raw edge applique with confetti. She will be showing a number of her landscape quilts, as well.
There will be antique quilts on loan from Dearborn Historical Museum, and there will be group participation by The Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit, Cameo Quilters Guild, Remember Me Quilts and both the Dearborn and Taylor Downriver chapters of American Sewing Guild.
The Festival of Quilts also will host a Crafters’ Market with 20 participants and a bake sale.
Lunch will be available between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. both days.
The luncheon is $8. The church is wheelchair accessible.