Quilt Show moves to Armory

Mid-Valley Quillt Guild (MVQG) will transform the Salem Armory into a display space for its biennial quilt show in a new location on April 18, 19 and 20.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 18 and 19, and 10 to 4 p.m. on April 20.

Marge McCanse, the year’s featured quilter, and her daughters will provide a multi-generational presentation on quilting, fabric and pattern design and their experiences and careers in textile industry.

This year’s raffle quilt, “Enchanted Bouquets” was pieced and hand appliqued by guild members including Joyce Bolles from Keizer and quilted by Cynthia Shaw of Keizer and is valued at $6,000. 

The show will include vendors from across the region offering fabrics, patterns, kits, a basket walk and silent auction. Each attendee will receive a raffle ticket the Basket Walk chock full of local food, floral and fun. Additional raffle tickets will also be on sale. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

The Armory is located at 2310 17th Street N.E., in Salem.

Although this event is sponsored by the Mid-Valley Quilt Guild, Fabracadabra the Magic of Quilting will highlight the work of local and regional quilters as our first quilt show open to non-guild members. Quilts and quilted items will be on display for sale in a variety of categories including traditional, modern and art quilt.

MVQG is an organization dedicated to all aspects of the quilting art. Money raised is used to fund grants offered to non-profits engaged in promoting quilting, especially focused on those involving youth