The upcoming Art, Craft and Amish Quilt Sale will be held at Mr. G’s Hall on Highway 57, just south of Jacksonport, from 9 am to 5 pm, Oct. 12 – 15. Featured at this 20th annual show will be more than 100 Amish-made quilts in a variety of popular styles, patterns and colors. All of the quilting is done by hand as is the Amish custom. Baby, double, queen and king sized quilts will be available. The quilts will be on display on either a full/queen sized bed display bed and will be turned on a regular basis by show employees. An explanation of each quilt is given as each is presented.
Back by popular demand is the popular Amish Cashew Crunch, a crowd favorite and will be available while quantities last. Amish noodles, peanut butter, apple butter, Amish Caramels and Yoder popcorn will also be available this year. There will be tables of fabric, hand-poured candles, soaps, wooden toys and bowls, doll clothes and puzzles available.
Local artists will demonstrate their work including Chris Steinhagen (handcrafted brooms), Jo Brinkley Chaudoir (jewelry), Sandra Peterson (pen & ink on embossed watercolor paper) and June Grutza (glass painting). The artists will be at Mr. G’s all four days and will have many items on display and for sale.
A PBS video about the life of the Amish will be running all four days. Seating will be available in the side room and where viewers can relax and enjoy the show.
An entry fee of $1 is charged at the door. Children age 8 and under are admitted free but must attended by an adult at all times. All adults are welcome to sign up for a Door Prize drawing – $50 certificate good at Jacksonport Cottage or at the future Art, Craft and Quilt Sales. The winners need not be present to win.
The sale is sponsored by Jacksonport Cottage – Gallery & Gifts, 6275 Hwy 57, celebrating 33 years of handcrafted excellence in Door County. For more information, call 920.823.2288, visit jacksonportcottage.com, or stop by and chat with new owners Amy and John Burris.