Ever wish you could help out the community by simply snuggling up and surfing the web? The Kingwood Area Quilt Guild is granting you that wish with their online auction starting March 10. The online auction will showcase and make available some of the quilts and mini-quilts that KAQG members have been working on for more than six months. “They were all made by local members. We have about 200 quilters participating from Kingwood, Porter, Summerwood, and Atascocita,” stated Auction Chair Margery Hedges. The bidding will continue online until April 18, when a professional auctioneer takes the stage of the Nathaniel Center to conduct the live auction of more than 80 quilts. The auction event will also feature wine and appetizers, a jazz trio and a silent auction. Hedges wants the community to “think of it as a date night. We will have things that appeal to everyone, even non-quilters!” The silent auction will include some quilts and mini-quilts, a trip, and a round of golf donated by a local golf course. The Kingwood Area Quilt Guild is holding this event to raise money to continue with their giving in the community. “We’ve donated thousands of quilts to homeless shelters, hospitals, and other such places where people need that sort of comfort,” Hedges said. The Guild uses the funds to make and provide quilts, participate in “Heritage Day” at Jesse Jones Park, and donate books to elementary schools about the history of quilting. The Guild also contributes to a scholarship with the Lonestar College district, providing support for art students majoring in clothing and textiles. For more information on the Kingwood Area Quilt Guild, visit www.KingwoodAreaQuiltGuild.com. Photo: The Kingwood Area Quilt Guild has been donating quilts to homeless, injured, and families of casualties of war for more than 30 years.

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