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48th annual event will attract nearly 1,000 guests and takes place over three days in February

Quilters unite!

The 48th annual Quilting Workshop returns to Zion Mennonite Church for three days on Thursday, Feb. 20 through Saturday, Feb. 22.

The workshop includes a display of quilts, wall hangings and comforters ranging from the latest techniques and colors to century old heirlooms, attracting approximately 1,000 guests and participants each year.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Guests of all experience levels are invited to Zion Mennonite Church on Feb. 20-22 for the 48th annual Quilting Workshop. Participants can learn the basics about quilting from trained volunteers and can receive hands-on practice.Each day, workshop volunteers are available to guide guests through every step in the quilt-making process, from choosing fabric and a quilt pattern to cutting an dpiecing the quilt top, choosing batting, securing the project into a quilting frame, quilting and finishing the edges with binding.

A 'learner's quilt' is set up anda vailable for anyone who would like to sit down and try quilting with an experienced quilter to assist and instruct them. Nearby is a comforter tying demonstration with extra needles and thread ready for visitors to join in.

Anita Lindberg will hold demonstrations on foundation piecing on Thursday and Friday, while Karen Stephens, proprietor of Speckled Hen Quilts will teach machine applique on Friday.

A large array of fair trade handicrafts including baskets, jewelry, toys, and woodcarvings from One Fair World in Salem will be available for purchase. Proceeds help to alleviate poverty for the crafters and farmers who create the works of art.

There is no admission for the quilting workshop, but donations are appreciated for the Senior Center in El Torno, Bolivia.The Senior Center has served as the community/social center for the village since it was built in 2001. It is a place where the elderly of El Torno can come for fellowship, food, teachings, occupational therapy, health care and rest.

Zion Mennonite Church volunteers will serve a soup and bread lunch each day from 11 am to 1 p.m. on a $4 suggested donation basis. Creamy tomato soup and vegetable beef chowder will be served each day.

In the case of inclement weather, the workshop will be postponed one week. For more information, please visit the church web site at https://zionmennoniteoregon.org/community-ministries/quiltingworkshop, call the church office at (503) 651-2274, or Louise Gingerich at (503) 651-2816.

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2020 Quilting Workshop

Where: Zion Mennonite Church, 6124 South Whiskey Hill Rd., Hubbard

When: Feb. 20-22, 10 a.m.-

3 p.m.

Price: Free. Donations for the Senior Center in El Torno, Bolivia


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