photo from beekeeping program

Help celebrate the 85th year of the Uncle Eli’s Quilting Party! The Quilting Party will be held next Thursday, April 7, from 8:30am-1:00pm at the Eli Whitney Recreation Center. This quilting event has been held at the Eli Whitney Recreation Center since 1931. A combination quilt show and quilting bee, anyone is invited to bring and display quilts, old or new; bring a project to work on; or just come to look around. The community quilt is available for novice and experienced quilters alike to try their hand on. This year will once again feature the Sharing Table, a bring-one, take-one resource for swapping books and magazines about quilting. There is a potluck lunch at 1pm- bring a covered dish if you’d like to join in!

Free & open to the public. For more information or to volunteer call 919-259-8510 or 919-595-6224. Additional information is available on the Uncle Eli’s Quilting Party Facebook Page.

You’ll also have the opportunity to see the recent improvements to the Eli Whitney Recreation Center. Alamance Parks staff have worked hard this past winter to overhaul the fitness center, repaint the facility’s interior, and update the landscaping. We have also installed a new playground, supported by a grant from Impact Alamance, which will be open to the public in time for the Quilting Party. The new playground features a custom play structure reflecting the culture and history of Eli Whitney Recreation Center, a large sunshade awning with picnic tables under it, and ample seating for parents.