Outer Banks Community Quilt show returns to Festival Park

By on March 7, 2019

The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park, March 8 to 22.

The show offers a beautifully curated collection of quilts and handmade items from talented quilters in the area.

This year’s theme is Sea Life, OBX Life at the Beach and features an assortment of quilting techniques, displays and activities for guests.

The show will kick off with an opening reception on Friday, March 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Event Room at Roanoke Island Festival Park. Guests can enjoy light refreshments and live music performed by students from the Calvino School of Music.

The quilt show will continue Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. through March 22. Those interested in purchasing quilting supplies are encouraged to attend Vendor Day on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the park’s Film Theatre and Mall.

The public is invited to attend all show events free of charge. Guests can also enter to win this year’s prize quilt by purchasing raffle tickets throughout the show. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets.

This year’s show also features a kid’s scavenger hunt, a Rock-a-bye Baby display with handmade baby accessories and quilts and an opportunity to vote for your favorite quilt.

The Quilt Show has become an annual tradition at the park and offers local quilters a chance to showcase their work and share the story behind their designs. Experienced quilters will be available to answer questions and explain the techniques. For more information, call (252) 475-1500 or visit roanokeisland.com.

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