Submitted by Sue DuMond.
Come see what the Enchanted Quilters have stitched up since last year’s show at the Lopez Grange’s annual FUN-raiser on July 30 from 10-2 p.m. New quilts will be on display, as well as, quilting demonstrations and a community quilt everyone can participate in. During the show, The Sew Far Sew Good Stringband will play some old-timey tunes on the south lawn that will be sure to get one’s toes tapping. Sweet treats will be available by donation and the ever-popular Barn Quilt Raffle is back.
A barn quilt is a quilt block representation painted on a piece of plywood. A barn quilt can be displayed on a barn, house, shop etc. Each barn quilt measures 4’ X 4’ and is lovingly painted by The Enchanted Quilters. Our motto has always been, “If you don’t have a barn, we’ll find one for you!” Two barn quilts will be raffled off this year with all monies going to the Grange’s Building Maintenance & Restoration Fund for its 119-year-young former Center School building. This year the Lopez Grange is raising money for foundation repair, installation of energy-efficient heat pumps, and insulation of the entire building. The total project cost is $65K. Through fundraising, generous community donations, and several acquired grants, the Grange is closing in on its goal with a projected project completion date by the end of the year.
Winner will be drawn at the evening concert. Raffle tickets are 3 for $10 and available in-person at the FUN-raiser and online. Purchase: https://tinyurl.com/299uhmc4.
The evening concert will commence at 7 PM on the south lawn of the Grange with poet and storyteller Chris Chandler and world-class roots and Americana guitar guru Paul Benoit. Together their styles merge like lanes on an outbound interstate. Delivering vignettes about politics and modern culture with the fire of a Baptist Preacher, the music is rooted in Americana, and colored with blues. Together they have released 4 albums, including their most recent: “Don’t Go Back to Sleep.”
Tickets are: $15 (all monies go to the Grange Building fund) and available in person. 452 Richardson Rd. More info: