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Hancock County Homemakers hosted the 2021 Independence Bank Sorghum Festival Quilt Show

Hancock County Homemakers hosted the 2021 Independence Bank Sorghum Festival Quilt Show on Saturday, October 30. 

There were 10 homemakers ( & 2 honorary male homemakers) who volunteered their time on Friday night to lovingly display the 34 quilts that were entered.

New Chapel Quilters, ( a Homemaker group) displayed the most new quilts. These quilts were made for Hancock County residents of Western Kentucky Hospice and our Hancock County Veterans.

The Veterans Quilts are given out every year on  Veterans Day, November 11.  Maggie Craig entered the most by one individual. Maggie had made some of the quilts, some were from family members, and some had been given to her. Patsy Young entered the oldest quilt that was between 90-100 years old.  It had been made by Patsy’s grandmothers.

After a day of voting, the quilt with the most votes was made by Paula Mason. Her dachshund quilt was the overall winner. She made this quilt in 2019 for her friend, Cindy Cox, who lost Zorro, her 17 year old dachshund.  Paula was awarded with a silver tray for People’s Choice.

We are looking forward to next year’s show.  We are hoping to have even more quilts entered next year!  They can be made by yourself, a friend, or anyone. If you are interested to learn how to sew or make a quilt, we are hoping to schedule 1 or 2 classes next year.  Keep checking with the Hancock County Extension Office or read Homemaker Happenings in the Clarion.

Events happening in November include Homemakers on the Go, a girls day out. November 6 we will be travelling to Rough River State Park for their annual Arts & Craft Day and enjoy lunch at the lodge. At all state parks, visitors must wear a mask when indoors.  Meet us at 8 a.m. at the Extension Office to carpool.

     Hawesville Homemakers will meet Monday, November 8. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Hawesville Baptist Church.

The annual membership drive is currently underway.  Yearly dues for a mailbox member is $6. You will be mailed a newsletter every month. New Chapel quilters dues are $6. They meet weekly on Thursday’s to make the Veteran’s & Hospice quilts. Hawesville Homemaker dues are $10. You will be mailed a newsletter, attend meetings once a month, and have a program developed by University of Kentucky. In the past we have had lessons on hiring a contractor, budgeting, meal ideas & planning, and more. You can also start your own group with your friends.  Anyone can attend our Homemakers on the Go events. Call the Extension Office at 270-927-6618 for more information.  #bestkeptsecret #wearehomemakers

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