2012 Quilt Market is right around the corner

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Sale: This year’s event will be at Crossroads Bible Church

Quilts galore will be on display at the 2012 Quilt Market.
Co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild and Jemez Mountains Bear Paw Quilting Guild, the event will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Crossroads Bible Church.
Members have made quilted “treasures” that will be for sale. Bed quilts, table runners, placemats, wall hangings and wearable items are just a few of the items that will be featured.
There is a selection of holiday quilted items, including mug rugs, cosmetic bags and ornaments. Co-chairs for the market, Libby Carlsten and Brenda Edeskuty, both agree that there is something for everyone.  
The “Smokey River Quilt,” is the name of this year’s donation quilt. The item has been designed, pieced and quilted by members and will be raffled off at 3:30 p.m. Tickets for a chance to win the quilt will be on sale.
There will be a section of second-hand and gently used quilt-related items for sale as well. Some offerings will include fabric, books, tools, patterns, equipment, unfinished projects and other quilting-related items.
Once again, there will also be a Silent Auction at the Quilt Market with children’s quilts, wall hangings and table runners. One wall hanging features the 12 days of Christmas.
Raffle winners will be announced at 3 p.m. Ticket holders need not be present to win either the “Smokey River Quilt” or items from the silent auction.
Both Quilt Guilds are active in the community and do several service projects. The Jemez Mountain Bear Paw quilters have been making quilts and giving them to the families of fallen New Mexico servicemen and women.
The Los Alamos Piecemakers do various projects and have made more than 40 quilts for the Little Bear Fire Victims.
The LA Piecemakers meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month. This month, there is a potluck welcoming those interested in joining the Quilt Guild at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at the United Church in Los Alamos.
For more information, visit vla.com/lap/.