One of the community events that boost Manteca’s population by the thousands during their yearly weekend run is the Manteca Quilters Show. This fabric art extravaganza is also one of the longest-running events by a single organization in the community without missing a single show.
The Quilters Guild is now gearing up for its 34th Annual Quilt Show to be held the weekend of March 2 & 3 at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant Street. However, the deadline for sending in completed entry forms is Thursday, Jan. 31.
All quilts must be delivered to the Hall on Friday, March 1, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. No quilts will be accepted after 1 p.m. that day.
Adults as well as children age 10 to 18 are invited to send in their entries and have their creations on display. Entry forms may be obtained by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com. You can also request a form by calling Carol before 8:30 p.m. at (209) 986-0544, or Judy at (209) 825-4832.
All application forms must be accompanied by a photo of the entry quilt, the size of the quilt, with the name of the quilter written on the photograph.
“Be sure to have a four-inch muslin sleeve across the top back of your quilt in order for it to be hung. A label will be on your form,” explained Manteca Quilter member Judy Quiner.
“We do have guidelines which are explained on the form,” she added.
Entries are also being accepted for the Cloth Doll Show which has always been a part of the annual quilt show.
The featured artist this year is Pat Kilpatrick, a longtime member of the Manteca Quilters. Coordinating the show are former Manteca Quilters president Janet Dyk and Manteca Quilters member Jan Truscott. The guild’s current president is Bonnie Guzman.
The show receives more than 100 entries from all over every year. Last year, the farthest entry came from a quilter in Wenatchee, Washington. A total of 109 quilts, not including the cloth dolls, were received last year.
In addition to the quilt and cloth doll show, there will be various booths displaying and selling a wide variety of quilting-related items such as fabrics and books. There will be quilting demonstrations as well, plus an opportunity for visitors to purchase original quilted creations made by talented members of the Manteca Quilters.
For additional questions about the show and the entry forms, call Carol before 8:30 p.m. at (209) 986-0544.