MACA hosts annual quilt show, comfort quilts sale | Local news

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From employee reports

This month you can also see lots of colorful quilts during the facade renovation of the building at MACA.

The Mountain Glory Quilters Guild’s annual quilt show is now on view at the McDowell Arts Council Association (MACA) center at 50 S. Main St. in Marion. MACA is open Tuesday to Saturday from 12 noon to 5 pm. The audience is invited to vote for their favorite quilt, one vote per person. The quilt show can be seen from now until Friday, November 5th. However, the duration of the show may be extended due to the renovation work on the building’s facade, according to a post on Facebook.

In addition, there are Comfort quilts for sale at MACA.

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Comfort Quilts is focused on helping emotionally and / or physically traumatized children (from infants to 17 years of age) in McDowell County. Comfort Quilts’ mission is to bring a new handcrafted quilt to children in need of loving support, according to a press release.

“Our quilts become ‘safety blankets’ for these children and accompany them to counseling meetings, court hearings and, if necessary, in foster families,” says the press release. “The quilts we make are sold through the McDowell Department of Social Services and the Child Advocacy Center known as Lily’s Place.”

Comfort Quilts offers four quilts for sale in the MACA Center. Comfort Quilts also has two raffle quilts on display at MACA. The raffle tickets are $ 1 each or six for $ 5 and can be purchased at the arts center. You can indicate which raffle quilt you prefer on your ticket. The drawing for the raffle quilts will take place on Friday 3rd December at the Comfort Quilts meeting.


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