Brought to you by the Cheboygan Area Arts Council, and hosted by the Cheboygan Area Public Library, "All Things Quilted" features beautiful quilts made by talented local quilters!
This is a fundraiser for the CAAC and the Cheboygan Opera House; over two dozen quilts are up for auction right now! These pieces are gorgeous, and make great gifts for friends or loved ones.
The proceeds from this auction will go to support the arts in Cheboygan and northern Michigan.
About the quilters
"An evening class many years ago introduced me to hand quilting one Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt. After that, the sewing machine became my quilting tool and a love of beautiful fabrics, especially batiks, has inspired my hobby. With little family, I enjoy giving my quilts away, what better way to share warmth, beautiful fabric and design." -Jeanette Mateer
"Many years ago in spring and summer, I would walk around town and look through store windows while I ate my ice cream cone. The one I always stayed the longest at was the quilt shop. Finally one day I walked in. As it happened she was having a beginner class that evening. I signed up and that was the start of it all. By the way, that quilt was pieced by hand. Sadly, I still haven’t quilted it." -Karen Paganini
"I have been quilting for 40 years, also teaching quilting at times. Originally from the Detroit area, we moved to Cheboygan in 1983 permanently after summering for many years. I am active in my church (St. John Lutheran), was a volunteer for Hospice of the Straits for 25 years, and have belonged to several quilt guilds in the area. My family includes two daughters and three grandchildren. A big fan of the Northland Players and the Rivertown Follies, I am happy to be a part of this fundraiser." -Carol Elsworth
"I began sewing baby clothes then school clothes for my children. When they grew up, I switched to knitting scarves and hats. When that became boring, I discovered quilting." -Joan Rogers
"I used to make all our clothing back in the day when clothing was expensive. Started using my scraps to make quilts when we moved into drafty old cottage and needed more blankets. Then there were lots of baby blankets for grandchildren, nieces and nephews. I just like the whole creative challenge. I am retired and have other hobbies like reading, bicycling, sailing, skiing, volunteering in church and community." -Jesseca Haslock.
Roberta Maki and Rosemary Lubzik, both retired elementary media specialists, became quilters post retirement. Both have toured our Opera House and want to contribute to this fund raising effort.
Quilts will be shipped via USPS, UPS, or Fed Ex. There's a flat rate $15 shipping fee for quilts, a $10 fee for wall hangings, and a $5 fee for the smaller "Table Topper" quilts. Tracking information will be emailed as soon as it's available.
100 S Bailey St
Cheboygan MI, 49721
Thank you for your support!