UXBRIDGE: A popular tri-annual event returns to Uxbridge this weekend, when the Quilter's Cupboard hosts a quilting marathon.
The event is set to begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 1, and runs until 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, with proceeds raised going towards cancer support.
Quilter's Cupboard owner Sue Carmichael noted that the event, which is returning for a third go-round, and runs every three years, has in its first two incarnations raised over $70,000.
This year, organizers hope to raise $40,000 to benefit Hearth Place, an Oshawa program that offers support to cancer patients and their families.
Once the quilters are done their weekend projects, according to Ms. Carmichael, two queen sized quilts will then be raffled off by local charities so that the event can raise even more money for local initiatives.
It was also noted by Ms. Carmichael that community members wishing to take part in the marathon are welcome and donations can be made at the Quilter's Cupboard, located at 202 Brock St. East.
And novice quilters need not worry as Ms. Carmichael added that "there will be a nice fresh box of band-aids on site."
As well, there will be a number of draws and prizes to be won over the course of the 30-hour event.
"We have more prizes and donations than you can shake a stick at," said Ms. Carmichael.