The quilt exhibit and sale will be held at Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center kicks-off at 3 p.m. June 8 for an opening reception with the show running until June 12. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Mariandale Retreat Center’s Outreach Programs, according to a press release from Mariandale.
The quilt show honors the late Nancy Murphy of Croton, who was an avid quilter that succombed to breast cancer in 2001, according to the release. Nancy's husband Mike discovered "tubs of unfinished work" last year in the attic while moving and contacted the Dominican Sisters of Hope and Hands of Hope, according to the release.
“Although we expected fabric we might use in other projects, we were both amazed at the beauty of the unfinished quilts and high quality of the craftsmanship," said Sister Donna . At first I was overwhelmed by the number of projects in various stages of being completed,” said Sister Donna Brunell in the release. "But then I recognized the legacy, not only of the quilts, but of the techniques we could learn by completing them.”
The group later decided that volunteers could finish them and sell them at the show to raise money in Nancy Murphy's name. At Mike Murphy’s request, any proceeds from the sale of Nancy’s quilts will benefit Mariandale Outreach Programs, according to the release.
The quilt exhibit and sale, which will also include quilts crafted by Mariandale quilters, will be on display in the Chapel at Mariandale during the week of June 8. Those looking to see the exhibit outside of regular hours are asked to call 914-941-4455 ext. 100 for an appointment or visit the Mariandale website.
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