One of the sure signs of spring in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia is Quilt Month and the annual Yard Square Quilt auction. Beautiful, hand-crafted quilts have been hung at participating businesses throughout town. Tour the town, pick out your quilt and attend this exciting, Memorial Day Weekend event. LIVE bidding is scheduled for 2:00pm, Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Star Theater. This year the Delectable Mountains Quilt Guild auction will benefit Starting Points, Family Resource Center.
The Morgan County Starting Points mission is to serve as a community resource center that strengthens and nurtures Morgan County children and families by providing information, programs, and access to needed resources.
May 26, 2013 – Star Theater – Sunday, 2:00pm
37 N Washington St
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
(This year’s Quilts can be previewed online in our Yard Square Quilts Project link)
Delectable Mountains Quilt Guild Show and Sale
Opening reception: Friday April 20, 7:30pm
Yard Square Quilts on display in storefront windows in
Berkeley Springs starting April 19 – May 25.
All quilts on display May 26 & 27 at Ice House.
Link to Map of Quilts on Display
Sunday, May 27 at 2 pm
The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV
2012 proceeds will be benefiting Camp Joy, A Christian Appalachian Mission Project Joining Other Youth
The Ice House | Corner of Independence & Mercer Streets in Berkeley Springs, WV | 304.867.3073 | 304.258.2300 | email@example.com | www.macicehouse.org
In 2011 the guild raised $5000.00 for the Morgan County Emergency Inter Faith Council, a food bank. We were very proud to contributed to this fine organization and continue to be a major supporter of community services, here at home. In previous years we have raised money for Stepping Stores, survivors of domestic abuse; Hospice of the Eastern Pan-Handle; the Morgan County Library; the Senior Life Services of Morgan County; Morgan Arts Council; and the Humane Society of Morgan County.
As we celebrate our 30 years we are reminded of how we started and who the pioneers were.
- On November 9, 1981, Liz Burton called several people who had an interest in quilting and an organizational meeting was held at Joanne Moulden’s home. It was during that meeting that it was decided to form a chapter named Delectable Mountains Quilters. It was at this meeting the National Quilting Association philosophy was discussed. Initially, it was decided to meet in member’s homes on the 1st and 3rd Monday’s of each month between 1-3 pm and Suzanne Offutt was selected as the first chairperson.
- On November 28, 1981, the Executive Committee of the National Quilter’s Association presented Official Charter Chapter CXXXVI (136) to Delectable Mountains Quilters.
- On December 7, 1981, Grace Grant and Irene Clark had made arrangements with the Seventh Day Adventist Church to become the regular meeting place.
- The first group project was a simple square; the group traced patterns onto fabric, cut and began piecing!
It is a wonderful time of the year, when Spring steps in
and the sun shines on our talented quilters.
DELECTABLE MOUNTAIN QUILT GUILD
May 7 – June 12, 2011
Celebrates 30 Years
(weekends and Memorial Day)
and June 3 & 10
Time: 11 AM – 5 PM
Where: The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV
(Corner of Independence & Mercer Streets, 1 block east of Rt. 522)
Admission – Free
Join us to see “Pearls of Wisdom on the Road Less Traveled,” by Marilyn Moser, the featured quilt. The theme of the show, “Pearls…,” is a tribute to the Guild’s 30th anniversary, as well as to the growing popularity of quilts as objects of artistic value.