Worldwide Quilting Day is coming!

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Village Fabrics & Crafts in Paradise invites you to join other quilters around the world in the 7 Summit Strip Quilt Challenge on Saturday, March 16. It is Worldwide Quilting Day and the goal for quilters around the world is to see how many inches of fabric we can sew into quilt tops to reach one or more of the 7 Summits. For example it will take 152 quilt tops to reach the top of Mt. McKinley and 218 quilt tops to reach the top of Mt. Everest.

Here are the details for the Challenge:

This is a very beginner friendly event!

On Saturday March 16, we will meet at the Community Center in Paradise (located about two miles from the shop.) The doors will open at the Paradise Community Center at 8:30 am for setup. The Challenge will start at 9:00 am and continue until 5:00 pm. With the panoramic view of Lake Superior’s Whitefish Bay through an entire wall of windows, lots of space, plenty of tables and lunch on site, it is the perfect facility to provide you with optimum surroundings for a very successful day of marathon quilting.

Lisa will be in charge of food and refreshments. With her degree in culinary arts, she will make sure you keep your energy levels high and feeling great to face the challenge and reach the Summit in record time.

To make measuring easy, we will be stitching sets of forty 2 1/2” x 44” strips of fabrics into quilt tops. We have spectacular colors of Bali Pops, Tonga Treats and Jelly Rolls all cut and ready for purchase, or you can bring your own Jelly Rolls or precut 2 1/2” x 44” strips from your stash. A top can be sewn in less than 2 hours, so come prepared to make several! You can keep the tops (great gifts!) or donate them as you wish.

Bring your friends!  The Community Center has lots of room, share the joy of quilting, introduce a friend to quilting; the more the merrier and the higher Summit we will reach! The pattern is very beginner friendly and Village Fabrics & Crafts will be sharing exclusive special options for the more advanced as well as finishing suggestions and techniques.  Note: You are welcome to join us even if you can’t be here for the whole day AND Village Fabrics & Crafts will be open on Saturday, March 16 also.

PRIZES! (Sponsored by The Fabric Shop Network, fabric and thread manufacturers, designers and more.)  “Like” Worldwide Quilting Day on facebook and be sure to enter each day or visit http://www.worldwidequiltingday.com and comment on the daily blog post to register for the daily give aways.  Prizes will be given away everyday through March 16th and a Grand Prize Winner of the Quilter’s Mystery Box, filled with fabric, notions, patterns, books, and accessories (estimated retail value $300) will be announced on March 18!

We will also have special prizes to give away during the day of the event.

This is a FREE EVENT! Lunch, snacks and refreshments are optional and the charge is $15.00 per person due at the time of registration. The deadline to register for this event, whether you are purchasing a food ticket or not, is by 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 9th.

To register call us at 906-492-3803 and please feel free to call, email (villagefab@jamadots.com)  or post on facebook  if you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing you.

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