Local News

January 18, 2013

Mahaska Stitch & Quilt Guild display quilts of all kinds

OSKALOOSA — If there’s one thing they know, it’s quilts.

The Mahaska Stitch & Quilt Guild are hosting a quilt display at the Penn Central Mall through this Saturday.

“We’re having a ball,” said Eileen Holub, a founding member of the Mahaska Stitch & Quilt Guild. “To be able to make our quilts and show our quilts is what we do the best.”

Betty Hizer, of the Mahaska Stitch & Quilt Guild, said this year is the first time the quilt show has been held at Penn Central Mall. They’ve also had shows during Oskaloosa’s Art on the Square, said Hizer.

Around 100 quilts of all kinds were on display at the mall beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday. The display will go on through Saturday at Penn Central Mall.

Many, but not all, of the quilts on display were made by 22 Mahaska Stitch & Guild members.

Junior members of the guild will participate in the show. Hizer said they would be demonstrating the coloring aspect of quilting.

“In order to promote our craft, we have to get young people involved,” Hizer explained. She also noted that it’s fun to involve young people in the guild.

Hizer herself will be demonstrating her hand and “crazy” quilting, as well. Guild founding member Eileen Holub will also be doing demonstrations, said Hizer.

Being involved with the Mahaska Stitch & Quilt Guild is a “journey,” said Hizer. She said different members are at different places on this journey and that the guild is a good social avenue for group members.

“It’s much bigger than just grandma sitting in a corner and it’s a lot more fun,” said Hizer. “I’ve never been with a more accepting group of people.”

The Mahaska Stitch & Quilt Guild is a non-profit organization that strives to be involved in the community, said Hizer. The guild has donated quilts to Hospice and made a replica quilt for the Nelson Pioneer Farm. They’ve also done projects for Maple Ridge Assisted Living and Habitat for Humanity, added Hizer.

Right now, the guild is working on a place mat project for Meals on Wheels, Hizer said.

Among the quilts on display are those that are made with breast cancer awareness in mind, noted Holub.

“Of course, cancer is something we definitely want to find a cure for,” Holub said.


Herald City Editor Andy Goodell can be reached at news2@oskyherald.com.

Text Only
Local News
  • Fire photo 4-22 Oskaloosa firefighters battle barn blaze

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OHS Prom Court Oskaloosa High School 2014 Prom Court

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Easter Egg photo 2 Kids bank eggs at annual hunt OSKALOOSA -- Need your yard cleaned? Fill it with Easter eggs filled with cash and prizes, advertise and several hundred youngsters will get the job done in a few minutes. Need proof? Check out next year's Bank Iowa Easter Egg Hunt. Bank Iowa has hos

    April 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • North Mahaska Jazz North Mahaska Jazz Band are Class 1A state jazz champions

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • DOT photo Public learns latest about Northwest Bypass at DOT meeting OSKALOOSA -- Many area residents learned the latest about the U.S. 63 Northwest Bypass of Oskaloosa at a public information meeting held Wednesday evening at Oskaloosa Middle School. The two-hour meeting featured tables with maps of the three propose

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Windmill photo Windmill undergoes restoration OSKALOOSA -- The Mahaska County Historical Society is pleased to announce that the Mahaska County Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is funding the restoration of the Baker/Gilchrist Windmill. The Baker windmill at Oskaloosa's Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museu

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Women's Club photo Oskaloosa Women's ClubSpring Luncheon set for April 25 OSKALOOSA -- The annual Oskaloosa Women's Club Spring Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 25, at noon at the First Presbyterian Church. All local talent is appearing for the program. Performing will be the men's quartet from the Central United Met

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alcohol, prom, graduation don't mix DES MOINES -- April is Alcohol Awareness Month and marks the beginning of the prom and graduation season, a time when the spotlight turns to celebrations that can lead to underage drinking. The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division is encouraging retail

    April 17, 2014

  • Artifact 4-17 Do you know what this is?

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Blue Zones photo 2 Blue Zones kicks off OSKALOOSA -- Blue Zones Project held its Oskaloosa Kickoff Monday evening at the Oskaloosa High School gym to help improve the community's health. Blue Zones originated with Dan Buettner of National Geographic. He was asked to find areas of the world

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

Oskaloosa Shopper
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Photo reprints