Dozens of handcrafted creations are on display at the 28th annual Mountain Treasures Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School on September 3-4 held by award-winning Busy Bear Quilt Guild. In fact some lucky winner is going to take home the Guild’s annual 2016 opportunity quilt “Pioneer Spirit.” (Pictured at left)
Busy Bears Quilt Guild is again holding its opportunity drawing for a challenge quilt handmade by members depicting the frontier, which Big Bear played a part of with patches featuring chuckwagons, wagon wheels, saddles and six-shooters. The very colorful design was made by Guild members and features hand appliques, machine piecing and quilting.
Past Guild quilts have appraised for up to $1,500. Members have won many awards during the 28-year history of Busy Bears, for outstanding quilt artistry and exception techniques. In the past year the group took first place awards at shows in California and even the National Quilt Show in Paducah, Oklahoma.
Opportunity tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and winner need not be present at the 3 p.m. drawing on Sept. 4.
The opportunity quilt is one of dozens on display at Mountain Treasures, some for purchase, each made by members. Challenge quilts, watercolors, landscapes and traditional quilts are all included in the event including “People’s Choice” honors. Quilters will be able to browse through a variety of handmade items, quilting supplies, kits and fabric offered by many vendors. The Boutique has unique gifts for those who want to jumpstart holiday shopping. Door prizes include baskets filled with goodies.
Admission is $8 (under 12 free, no strollers please) for the show, held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10-4 Sunday. Last year nearly $10,000 in donations went to Discovery Center, Doves, Lutheran Social Services, Mom and Dad Project, Con-Care Project for Kids with cancer, and Community Church Pantry.
Big Bear Middle School is at 41275 Big Bear Blvd. Call (909) 584-4799.