The show, held every other year, raises scholarship money for HCC's women's basketball team, Saufley said.
The show will feature demonstrations of various quilting styles as well as lace making, rug hooking, hand embroidery and hand quilting in a frame. Visitors can learn and try hand quilting.
A quilt and filled baskets will be raffled, silent auctions of quilts will be held on both Saturday and Sunday, and eight vendors will sell their wares.
For the first time, the quilt show will have children's activities, said Kay Fitz, show co-chairwoman and member of Buchanan Trail Quiltmakers of Waynesboro. The activities will give children something to do while their parents peruse the quilts.
Stations will be set up each day at which youths can do machine piecing, hand appliquÃ© (iron a pattern onto fabric and stitch around it), apply embellishments and hand quilting, Fitz said. A youth could do the activity at a single station or go to all four stations and end up with a finished project.
Kelly Butterbaugh, an Allentown, Pa., author of Civil War history books for children, will have a program each day at 2 p.m. in which she talks about women who made quilts for Civil War soldiers, Fitz said. Butterbaugh's presentation also includes a hands-on activity geared toward children.
The children's activities also encourage a new generation to quilt, Fitz said.
Millie Miller said in 2004, she, her 17-year-old granddaughter, Paige Miller, and Paige's mom, Susan Miller, made baby quilts for charity and quilts for soldiers returning from Iraq. Paige also has made quilted bags and a pillows for gifts.
"I think it's wonderful," Millie Miller said. "It's such a sharing thing."
If you go ...
WHAT: Mason-Dixon Quilt Show to benefit Hagerstown Community College's Lady Hawks basketball team. Show by Buchanan Trail Quiltmakers of Waynesboro (Pa.) and Friendship Quilters' Guild of Hagerstown
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 20
WHERE: Athletic, Recreation and Community Center, Hagerstown Community College, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown
COST: $5, ages 12 and older; free for ages 11 and younger
MORE: For more information, call Martha Saufley at 301-745-6331 or Lois Hatleberg at 240-420-3745.
Schedule of events
11 a.m. Machine-appliquÃ© demo
Noon. Beginning quilting demo
1 p.m. Stained glass quilting demo
2 p.m. Hand-quilting demo
3 p.m. Display of quilts showing contemporary quilting styles
4 p.m. Hand-appliquÃ© demo
Noon. Hand-appliquÃ© demo
1 p.m. Beading-on-fabric demo
2 p.m. Italian-tile demo