Events, HistoryLeigh Eisen

A Quilting Heritage

Events, HistoryLeigh Eisen
A Quilting Heritage

For 27 years, the Julian Woman’s Club’s Heritage Quilt Show has been a showcase for the town’s proud history of quilt making — and the expertise of its quilters. The unique event draws people of all ages and from the far reaches of the globe.

This year’s show will highlight both newly made and heirloom quilts. It will be held from June 29 to July 4 in Julian Town Hall, 2129 Main St., from 10am to 4pm Admission is free.

The show will feature a Country Store offering handmade quilts and boutique items for sale. And those who attend will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite quilt on a “viewers’ choice” ballot. In addition, the winner of a special opportunity drawing quilt will be announced on the last day of the show.

This year’s quilt is a predominantly blue design called “Mexican Star.” Drawing tickets will be sold during the show and at other Woman’s Club events. On June 30, Quilters Hall of Fame inductee and local resident Eleanor Burns will present a special benefit show celebrating the 40th year of her “Quilt in a Day” business. The show, “Forty Fabulous Years,” will take place from 11 am to 1pm in Town Hall. Doors will open at 10am. Tickets are $20 in advance, and proceeds help support the Woman’s Club. To reserve a seat, call 949-556-7441.