Submitted by Nancy Sonenson
(November 7, 2022) — The First Congregational Church of Haddam, located at 905 Saybrook Road, Haddam, will be holding its 11th Annual Yuletide Quilt Show & Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
More than 150 quilts and quilted items will be on display in the church’s sanctuary, many of which will be for sale. Quilters and quilt owners from around the state display their quilted works of art at this annual event. In addition to the spectacular quilt exhibit, there will be holiday items for sale, raffles, a “crafty tag sale,” and the scrumptious Haddam Café, serving a lunch of homemade soup, artisan bread, and pie.
If you’re feeling lucky, why not enter one of our raffles? With more than thirty themed baskets, the basket raffle has become very popular. Themes include “Chocolate Lovers,” “Game Night,” “Bake-Off,” “Death by Chocolate,” “Wine Lovers,” “Coffee, Anyone?,” “Gift Cards Galore” and many, many more.
This year’s quilt raffle features two lovely prizes: “All Wrapped Up,” a 56” x 56” handmade Christmas-themed quilt, and a crocheted blanket entitled “Butterscotch Delight.” Raffle tickets can be purchased through the church office, at local community events, and at the show.
The winners for both the basket and quilt raffles will be chosen at 3:00 p.m. on the day of the show. Winners need not be present.
Admission to view the quilts is $8, children under 12 are free. The activities in the fellowship hall (raffles, lunch, holiday wares, etc.) do not require an admission fee.
If you are a quilter, or just own a quilt or two, we would love to show them off for you! To display at the show, please contact the church at 860-345-2742 for an Exhibitor’s Registration Form or download a form from the church’s website, www.haddamchurch.org. There is no cost to show your quilts. Photos from previous shows can be viewed at www.haddamchurch.org/galleries/gallery-2021-quilt-show/.
Proceeds benefit the Joint Outreach Ministries of The First Congregational Church of Haddam and Higganum Congregational Church.