Thinking outside the box: Instead of painting the rock in White Rock – the Los Alamos Piecemakers created a ‘rock cozy’ out of fabric to advertise the upcoming Quilt Market. Made out of old sheets and orphan blocks, the cozy can be re-used for years to come. The only concern is having someone paint over it, so the group attached a note with contact information for removing the cozy. Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Market is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. Courtesy/LAP
LA PIECEMAKERS News:
The Los Alamos Piecemakers is hosting its annual Quilt Market 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Crossroads Bible Church.
The Jemez Mountain Bear Paw quilters are joining in hosting this event.
The Quilt Market alternates each September with the Quilt Show. Libby Carlsten and Micky Taylor are co-chairs for this years Market. Quilt Guild members have made quilted items that will be on sale. Bed quilts, table runners, placemats, wall hangings and wearable items are just a few of the items to be on sale. There also will be a selection of holiday items.
The Donation Quilt this year is titled, “North by Northwest” and was pieced and quilted by members of the Quilt Guild. The quilt will be raffled off at 3:30 p.m. on the day of the Market. Tickets for a chance to win the quilt will be on sale at the market.
There will be a section of second-hand and gently used quilt-related items for sale as well. Some offerings will include fabric, books, tools, patterns, unfinished projects and other quilt related items. There also will be a Silent Auction at the Quilt Market. Winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. on the day of the market.
The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild is active in the community doing service projects throughout the year. The LA Piecemakers meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. Visitors and guests are welcome. For more information, visit vla.com/lap/.