13th Annual Festival of Quilts

Date: 4/7/2017 TO 4/8/2017
Time: 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Cunningham Children's Home
1301 N. Cunningham Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802


Phone:
217-337-9058


Event Description:
Cunningham Children’s Home will host its annual Festival of Quilts, now in its 13th year, on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Spiritual Life Center on the Cunningham campus in Urbana. The festival is Cunningham’s largest fundraiser and honors the tradition of the United Methodist Women, and the quilts they, and quilters from across Illinois, have donated for our kids for more than 100 years.

The Festival includes a collection of show quilts that creatively blur the lines between conventional quilt making and fine art. Quilts of all sizes are available to purchase through a silent auction and quilt boutique. Participants may also enjoy home-baked goods from the bake sale, lunch at the café, and handcrafted items from the gift shop.

Admission to the festival is a suggested donation of $5 per person and all proceeds will benefit children and youth served by Cunningham.

This year’s event features two guest speakers. Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m., Deborah Fell will present stories of hope that inspire her work. Fell, a full time studio artist committed to the art quilt medium, is a professional member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates and Art Quilt Network. Well-known quilt teacher and lecturer Sherry Fourez Sollers will present her miniature quilts on Saturday at 11 a.m. Sollers is a competitive quilter throughout the Midwest.

The Festival of Quilts will again be a recognized gallery of the Boneyard Arts Festival, a four-day event which brings together area businesses, organizations, and artists promoting the cultural vibrancy of our community.

Directions:
Spiritual Life Center at Cunningham Children's Home


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