Outer Banks Quilt Show Opening At Roanoke Island Festival Park

Posted By on February 23, 2017

The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show will open on Friday, March 3, with an opening reception from 6 to 8pm in the Event Room at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

The piano students of Calvino Music School will perform and light refreshments will be served.

The exhibit will run March 4-18, Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Vintage and antique quilts of all sizes will be on display. The show will include quilts made, or owned by quilters from the area, and by those with close ties to the Outer Banks. A wide range of quilting techniques including quilting, embroidery, applique’, and other needlework and embellishments will be showcased.

Have quilting questions? Knowledgeable quilters will be available to answer questions and describe the featured quilts.

In addition, “Fun Little Quilts” can be seen in the lobby area, all made by the quilting community. The fabric line of these unique quilts is” Nature”. This special exhibit is designed for the viewer to enjoy the innovation and imagination of the quilting artist.

Roanoke Island Festival Park Executive Director Kim Sawyer says, “My congratulations to Marsha Sachs and everyone involved in the Community Quilt Show.  I encourage everyone to visit the show and enjoy this beautiful work and support the show”    

Additional highlights of the exhibit include a Vendor Day on Saturday, March 11, from 10am until 4pm, where you can come join local crafters and tradespeople offering quilting and sewing-related items for sale, including finished items such as handbags and totes. This is a great opportunity to interact with quilt vendors and quilt makers.

And don’t miss the annual Trunk Show on Monday, March 13, beginning at 1pm in the small auditorium, where local quilters will display their current work, both completed and in progress, and share their quilts’ stories. This event is again free and open to the public. 

"Amish with a Twist" is one of the quilts to be raffled off during the 2017 Outer Banks Quilt Show.

“Amish with a Twist” is one of the quilts to be raffled off during the 2017 Outer Banks Quilt Show.

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