The Quinobequin Quilters, a not-for-profit group that formed in 1983 and meets regularly in Wellesley, will be holding its biennial Quilt Show in Needham at the Masonic Hall at 1101 Highland Ave. on March 26 (10am-8pm) and 27 (10am-4pm).
More than 100 quilts made by 50 members from Wellesley and surrounding towns will be on display, with styles ranging from traditional patchwork to more contemporary fabric art.
Visitors will be invited to vote for their favorites and kids can play a scavenger hunt, looking for shapes and symbols on the quilts. Vendors will be present for those who might want to start their own projects.
Call Jane Evans at 781-444-9575 or visit the club’s website for more info.
Shown: Gloria Johnston, Lauren Johnston, Julie Wolkoff (current QQ President), Becky Reed, Haiyan Newton, Teresa Matias, Adele Beggs, and Martha Cunningham
Separately, Wellesley Booksmith will be hosting its second Knit-a-Thon on March 27, ” when customers can knit amongst the books while listening to and enjoying the company of fellow fiber artists.” Kristin Nicholas (COLOR BY KRISTIN), Gail Callahan (HAND DYEING YARN AND FLEECE), Melissa Morgan Oakes (2-AT-A-TIME SOCKS), Wren Ross (CHANGING PATTERNS) and Jill Stover (co-owner of Yarns in the Farms) will be among those on hand to share their secrets.
The Knit-a-Thon presentations and consultations are free (with the exception of a workshop) and open to the public, but each event will be ticketed because capacity is limited. Drop-ins are welcome, but those with tickets are admitted first. A detailed schedule will be posted on www.wellesleybooksmith.com shortly. Call 781 431-1160 or email email@example.com to RSVP.