Annual Molson Quilt Show set for Aug. 27

Highland Stitchers sponsor event for fifth year

MOLSON – The Fifth Annual Molson Quilt Show and Sale is Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Molson Grange.

Sponsored by the Highland Stitchers, the show will feature a display of Donation Quilts made by the Highland Stitchers, a beautiful array of items for sale by local quilt makers and hand crafters and a generous display of new and heritage quilts belonging to members of this tight-knit, creative community.

“The Highland Stitchers and some of our vendors will have various quilt, table runners, purses, hats and other crafts for sale,” said Highland Stitcher Lisa Chaplin. “Other vendors will have fabric, quilt kits and patterns for sale.”

This year’s event has expanded with exciting new vendors from Oregon, Spokane and Odessa; and the reinvention of The Buggy Barn as One Sister Designs.

Admission is free, with door prize drawings every half hour.

“We have had a tremendous response with donations from businesses in Oroville, Tonasket and Omak. This community of ours is so generous! These items will be for the Silent Auction and the door prizes,” said Chaplin.

The Silent Auction takes two times during the day, with bidding on half the items closing at noon and the other half just before 3 p.m. Attendees need to be present to win for both the door prizes and the Silent Auction.

“The Silent Auction items will appeal to both men and women,” Chaplin said. “We have gift baskets, many gift certificates from local businesses, haircuts, jewelry and dinner coupons, just to name a few things.”

There will also be two quilts raffled off again this year, with tickets available for $1 or five for $6.

“I believe both the quilts to be raffled are queen size, and one is made in autumn colors due to requests from men attending last year’s show, more manly!” said Chaplin. The other is done in floral prints, with primarily pinks, lavenders and greens.’

Attendees don’t need to be present to win one of the raffle quilts.

“We will draw at the end of the show and will contact the lucky winners. The money from the raffle quilts will go to a local charity of our choice, to be determined,” said Chaplin. Last year’s proceedings from the raffle quilts went to benefit the Chesaw and Molson Firefighters.

“Hopefully our attendees will use this opportunity to do some early holiday shopping. We really hope the community comes out in force to support us again this year,” Chaplin said. “We are pleased to offer use of the ‘Square’ for credit and debit cards, too. That was something that a lot of people had requested at last year’s show.”

Homemade cinnamon rolls, muffins, coffee and tea will be available starting at 9 a.m. until sold out, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. a lunch of either pulled pork sandwiches and coleslaw or a taco salad will be available for $8, served with a drink and a cookie.

For more information, contact Lisa Chaplin at 509-485-2077 or Vicky Didenhover at 509-485-3020. The Highland Stitchers can be found on Facebook.