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Eckville quilt show taking place this weekend

The Eckville Quilt and Weaving Show will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eckville Legion on June 7 and June 8
A quilt and weaving show will be taking place in Eckville on June 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eckville Legion. From the left Laddie Hyvonen, Janice Fairhurst, Sylvia Sundsten, Mary Telfer, Jody Muth, and Shelley Brownlee stand in the group's meeting room.

The local Eckville Handicraft group is presenting its annual Eckville Quilt and Weaving Show at the Eckville Legion. 

The group has been holding shows like this one for around 50 years however, this year for the second year in a row, the event will also be happening the same weekend as the Eckville Rodeo.

"Having this event during the same weekend of the rodeo provides a great combination of traditions," Loutas said. 

At the event there will be quilts, a bake sale, a tea room, vendors, door prizes, and a silent auction with items to bid on, handicraft group member Susanne Loutas said. 

"One of the vendors is the Wawa Quilt Shop from out of Bowden." 

Proceeds from the silent auction will be going back into the Handicraft group, she added. 

"This year the silent auction proceeds will be used to defray the costs of running the group." 

While proceeds from this year's silent auction will be going to running the Handicraft group, members have created items, and the group has donated to many charities in the past. 

“Some recipients the Handicraft group has donated to include the Red Deer Hospice, the Children's Advocacy Centre, Ronald McDonald House, the FCSS, the Women's Centre and disaster relief.” 

There are many of the group members that will have items they made on display and for sale including Sylvia Sundsten, Shelley Brownlee, Janice Fairhurst, Loutas, and Debbie Watkiss. 

"It will be worth it for people to just come and see some of the beautiful quilts including a queen-size quilt inspired by stained glass one of the members has made," Loutas said. 

For people who would like to get in to see the craftwork, they will need to pay an admission fee of $5. 

The event will be taking place on June 7 and June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eckville Legion. 

Sarah Baker

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