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Librarian Margaret Lumpkin displays one of the quilts for sale

Quilt sale to benefit library

By Leigh Anne Butler

The Tallassee Community Library is kicking off a fundraiser during the month of October.  Local quilters have handmade quilts for sale at the library with a percentage of the sale price going directly to the Tallassee Community Library.

Margaret Lumpkin, librarian at the Tallassee Community Library states, “We have approximately thirty quilts from three vendors that have graciously agreed to donate ten percent of the sale price of their quilts sold during the month of October to the library.” 

Many of the quilts are already displayed throughout the library.  Each quilt is handmade and pieced and are long-arm quilted.  There are a variety of sizes available, from laptop to queen size.  A wide variety of color schemes and patterns are available.

“No two quilts are alike.  They are all one of a kind and when they are gone, they are gone,” Lumpkin explains.  “These quilts are works of art that can become family heirlooms handed down to future generations.  They are handmade, but have been long arm quilted, or machine stitched, which makes them very usable and durable.”

“Quilts are perfect gifts for the hard-to-buy-for person.  They made wonderful Christmas gifts.  The smaller laptop size quilts we have available are also perfect for fall ballgames.  They’re a great size to keep you warm at cooler games,”Lumpkin continues. 

Lumpkin also adds, “If someone has a special request for a quilt, they can leave their name and information with me and I will pass it along the the quilt vendors.  Several do custom work.”

The quilts can be viewed at the Tallassee Community Library during normal library hours, Monday and Friday 9:00 – 5:00, Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 – 6:00 and Saturday 9:00 – 1:00.

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