GRASS VALLEY, Calif. April 24, 2019 – 35 years ago, the Pine Tree Quilt Guild came into being and for each of those years, the guild has hosted a show called “Springtime in the Pines.” Once again, the quilt show will be held at the Nevada Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on May 4th and 5th from 10 am to 4 pm. The $8 admission for people over 12 includes admission, parking, and shuttles between the exhibit halls.

Sandra Bruce, award winning art quilter, is to be

Sandra Bruce

featured. Her exhibit will highlight her unique technique, “Material Matrix,” in which she uses small pieces of fabric to create portraits of people and pets. Bruce will be available to answer your questions about her technique and displayed quilts.

There will over 200 quilts on display, ranging from miniature to large, traditional to modern, and skill levels from beginner to advanced. When you finish viewing the quilts you will be able to vote for your own favorite.

One spectacular quilt, the Opportunity Quilt, will be raffled off on Sunday. It is a work of art: a white, whole cloth quilt with an intricate hand quilted design. With just one ticket, one lucky person will take it home.

“But, wait there is more.” Hungry? Visit the Quilters’ Café, complete with delicious desserts, snacks, and meals. Need a Mothers’ Day gift? Visit the Crafters’ Boutique, with new items made by guild members, or the Country Store, with lightly used sewing items. And, of course, there are vendors with more quilting and sewing must haves, candy, or items from around the world. There will be a silent auction and overflowing, packed baskets will be raffled.

Proceeds from this show support a variety of outreach programs. Community Quilts provides quilts for victims of disaster, youths, babies, and the homeless, as well as walker bags and lap quilts for the elderly. The guild sponsors scholarships for students entering college or completing community college and opportunities for school age children to experience quilting.

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