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44th annual event takes place this Saturday, Sunday
The Opportunity Quilt “Beneath the Surface”. Tickets for chances to win the wall hanging quilt are $1 each.

The 44th Annual Manteca Quilt & Fiber Arts Show takes place this Saturday and Sunday.

It is being staged March 2-3 at the San Joaquin Office of Education, Wentworth Building 2707 Transworld Drive, in Stockton off of the Highway 99 Arch Road exit.

The show features  quilts, vendors, demos, raffle baskets, guild boutique, wearable arts, and cloth dolls.

Admission is $10, cash only. Parking is free.

Hours are Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is also a chance to win an Opportunity Quilt for only $1 a ticket.

The “Beneath the Surface” wall-hanging quilt was designed by featured artist Sandra Mollon.

The mission of Manteca Quilters is to:

*contribute to the knowledge of, and to promote the appreciation of fine quilts.
*sponsor and support quilting activities, and to encourage quilt making and collecting.
*increase the knowledge of quilting history, techniques, textiles, patterns, and needle arts.
*promote the growth of quilt makers through educational meetings, travel and fellowship.

The Manteca Quilters members meet throughout the year on the fourth Thursday at 6 p.m., except during November and December.

Classes take place at the McFall Room of the Manteca library.

Membership is open to  everyone who loves quilts and the art of quilting.

They have members of all ages and at all levels of quilting from beginner to the very experienced. There are currently 90 plus members of the organization that was founded in 1979.

Membership is $40 while those 62 and over are charged $35.

For more information, contact Membership Chair Barbara Goldhammer at