They say it’ll be perfect Quilt Weather in Toledo this Mother’s Day weekend. Sunny and 73 degrees!
It looks like the sun is going to be shining brightly in Toledo for Quilt Quest MMXII on Saturday. This annual event is back just in time for Mother’s Day with lots of fun activity for those who are itchin’ to be stitchin’. Among the many activities that day, visitors can purchase raffle tickets for the first ever Toledo Flower Basket Quilt (picture) designed and created to honor Toledo’s Flower Basket Program which was established by former mayor Sharon Branstiter to bring a splash of spring to the sidewalks throughout the summer. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and are available at the Quilter’s Cottage at 333 N. Main Street in Toledo. The quilt is a collaborative effort, designed by Monica Lyons, assembled by Linda Anderson, and quilted by Julie Rockwell. For those that would like to reproduce the quilt, Lyons is working with a professional pattern writer to produce a pattern that features the hanging flower design. Anyone who’s ever seen the baskets marvels at their beauty. Thanks to Main Street Program Coordinator & Planning Assistant. Allen Stewart, those who want to know more about the Toledo Flower Basket Program can get information at http://toledoflowerbaskets.blogspot.com. A donation to the effort can also be made through the website.
Lyons estimates that 275+ quilts will be on display all over town on Saturday with fifty of them on sale at Toledo’s new retail shop The Bee Hive at 207 E Bus. Hwy 20 from $35 and up. For twenty of those quilts, 100% of the proceeds and for the other thirty another 25% of the proceeds will go to charity. Additionally, during the day, Quilt Documentation by members of the Coastal Quilters Guild will take place at the Toledo History Center, 208 S. Main. Quilt documentation is a preservation process that provides a written record of the age, pattern, known history and photographs of quilts. So, mark your calendars to spend Saturday, May 12 from 10 am to 4 pm at Quilt Quest MMXII. It will make a nice outing for Mother’s Day, and remember the day promises to be warm and sunny (forecast 73°) in Toledo!
For more information, contact Monica Lyon creator of the event and owner of Quilter’s Cottage in Toledo at 541-336-2877. Toledo is located 7 miles east of Newport on Highway 20 just inland from the central Oregon Coast.