Uncle Eli’s Quilting party is scheduled Thursday, April 4 at the Eli Whitney Recreation Center in the southeast corner of Alamance County. The event starts at 8 a.m. and ends with a potluck lunch at 1 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. There is no registration so everyone is encouraged to bring a quilt to display.
This year’s quilting party also includes an exhibition of vintage handkerchiefs and quilters are invited to bring items to display, as well as dish to share for lunch and a current needlework project.
The event started in 1931 as an idea of the school principal looking for a way to bring parents of students at the newly consolidated Eli Whitney School. Eighty two years later is is believed to be the longest continuously running annual quilting event in the country.
Eli Whitney is about 13 miles south of Graham on N.C. 87. The recreation center is at 4110 East Greensboro Chapel Hill Road, Graham, N.C. 27253. For more information about the quilting party, contact Wendy McBane at (919) 259-8510 or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UncleElisQuiltingParty.