Ellicottville Quilt Shop is holding its annual quilt show to benefit the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church in the center of Ellicottville on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The show is a collection of quilts made and/or owned by anyone who cares to show off their work or the work of their ancestors.
Amy Ewel, owner of the Quilt Shop at 19 Jefferson Street, invites you to bring her your favorite quilt – whether stitched by you, your grandmother, a professional quilter or an unknown craftsperson – for display in the church during the show.
“In the past, people have shown quilts as well as wall hangings and table runners,” Ewel said. “There were 27 items on display last year,” she added.
Ewel also will be raffling off one of her own handcrafted quilts during the show; proceeds will go to the church and tickets are available to purchase in advance or during the show at the quilt shop or from church members.
Quilters and quilt owners interesting in participating should contact Ewel at 716-699-2065 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incidentally, the quilt shop has just switched to its fall/winter hours: Thurs.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m. and Mon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Make a point to stop by and check out its extensive stock of fabric, books, patterns and notions, as well as a wide selection of owner-made quilts of all sizes (including crib-size), placemats, purses, table runners and wall art. Ewel also offers classes for beginner to expert quilters. For a list of upcoming classes, visit www.ellicottvillequiltshop.com.