Quilt show returning to Greene County

The Greene County Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Greene County Fair Association, is re-introducing a community event – a quilt show – to Greene County.

The Greene County Quilt Show will be held Aug. 5-7 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Quilt displays, speakers and demonstrations are being planned with the skilled guidance of local quilting authority, Suzanne Sievers of the STITCH.

Quilt show organizers (from left) Suzanne Sievers of the Stitch, Bob Allen of the Greene County Fair Association, and Angie Pedersen of the Greene County Chamber
Quilt show organizers (from left) Suzanne Sievers of the Stitch, Bob Allen of the Greene County Fair Association, and Angie Pedersen of the Greene County Chamber

The show will be similar to the large quilt shows hosted biennially by the Greene County Medical Center Foundation and auxiliary several years ago.

Organizers will begin seeking quilts for the exhibit April 1, with an entry deadline of June 1.

Volunteers are needed to make this ambitious event succeed.  “Now’s a great time for quilt lovers to get involved with a fun event,” said Angie Pedersen, Greene County Chamber of Commerce tourism and events coordinator. Anyone is welcome, Chamber members and non-members alike.

“In the past, the quilt show was very successful and impressive. That show is no longer held, so the Fair Association approached the Chamber with the idea to revive it. The Chamber board jumped at the opportunity to help put together an event that will draw tourism traffic to Greene County from all over the state,” said Pedersen.

Persons who would like more information or to volunteer can call Pedersen at 515-386-2155.

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