Every Tuesday evening throughout the winter of 2013, members of Our Lady of Fatima’s quilting circle worked together to stitch a quilt that will be hung on the walls of the church in commemoration of its 65th Anniversary Jubilee Year.
The Jubilee Quilt has also been entered in the 2014 Quilt Show sponsored by the Long Island Quilters’ Society, and will be on display along with others on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Sunday, March 23, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The show will take place in the Garden City Field House, 295 Stewart Avenue, and all are invited to come and see the quilt exhibit, demonstrations and a fashion show.
Our Lady of Fatima’s Quilting Group meets every Tuesday evening under the guidance of Rita D’Alonzo, an expert quilter from the Port Washington community. Rita is a member of Long Island Quilters and has won many awards and prizes.
Handmade quilts have fascinated people for centuries. Historians say piecing and applique techniques were used for clothing and home decoration in ancient times. The very first quilts were made of a few layers of cloth that was attached together with running stitches.
— From Our Lady of Fatima