Quilt guild hosts exhibit to raise support


By Nathanael Rodriguez | For The Signal

The Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild and the Friends of Hart Park have a special event planned in June for quilting and fabric-art fans.

The guild is displaying a collection of fabric art in the William S. Hart Hall as an exhibit to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild on June 8-9.

A nonprofit organization, the Quilt Guild focuses on providing quilts to people in need and its members pride themselves on donating their quilts to organizations such as The Painted Turtle Camp, the SCV Pregnancy Center and the SCV Senior Center. The exhibit in June is meant to showcase the guild’s work, as well as the work of others in the Santa Clarita Valley.

“The purpose of the event is to show the community all the projects the guild does and to make people aware of the needle art we are slowly losing,” said Linda Buesching, vice president of the Quilt Guild.

The guild has received art for the exhibit from a number of people in SCV, and is searching for more from anyone who practices fabric art. Those interested are encouraged to contact Buesching at 661-803-1416.

“Dig into your closet and find the stuff you really love,” said William S. Hart Park recreation leader Albert Ewing. “If you’ve got it, show it.”

The event goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8-9 with a potluck at noon June 8 for participants.

Fabric art will be hung throughout the William S. Hart Hall for the attendees’ enjoyment, and there will also be fabric art for sale. A number of music groups from SCV will be performing to keep the mood light.

“The exhibit’s going to be what I call visual food,” said Ewing, “and you’re going to get lots of it.”

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