Lopez Grange FUN-raiser features Quilt Show with The Sew Far Sew Good Stringband, Barn Quilt Raffle and evening concert

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: