County museum quilting reaches halfway point

The next Block-of-the-Month quilting lunch is Wednesday at noon in the Churchill County Museum’s main gallery.

This gathering occurs every third Wednesday of each month, when participants bring a packed lunch then do pattern-cutting and sew a quilt block under instruction. The program—$15 monthly—started in January, and make-up blocks can be done if desired. By the end of 2016, enough blocks will have been sewn to make a lap quilt.

The museum and its educator curator, Jennifer Jones, were looking for opportunities to do not only programs for children but adult education.

“It’s this great opportunity,” said Dan Ingram, the museum’s director, “for people interested in quilting, be it novices or experts, to come together and work on a block a month. It’s really fun … and a really interesting way to bring people together for an hour and a half once a month that truly results in something at the end of the year.”

Each month has a different block design. Quilters may stay each time until finished, usually by 1:30 p.m.

Call 775-423-3677 or email education@ccmuseum.org to reserve a spot or ask questions. The museum is located at 1050 S. Maine St. in Fallon.

Workman Farms provides the material, patterns and instructor. The final quilt for each participant will be approximately 44”x58”.

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