The Emporia Police Department has received what they are calling a "Credible Threat" of violence at this year's Virgninia Peanut Festival. The EPD, assisted by other law enforcement agencies, will have multiple tents and an increased presence. Festival attendees are asked to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings. If you see something, say something.

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IT’S RAINING DOGS AT THIS YEAR'S PEANUT FESTIVAL

This adorable doggie quilt is one of the many quilts that will be on display at the free Quilt Show at the Richardson Memorial Library during the Peanut Festival.

There will be dogs on display at the Meherrin Piecemakers’ Quilt Show during the Virginia Peanut Festival.  This is one of the many whimsical quilts that will be displayed at the Richardson Memorial Library on Saturday, September 22, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  While at the Peanut Festival, take a break to cool off and see the many creations the quilters have crafted.  Quilters will be on hand to answer questions about they many styles and techniques on display at the free event.

The Quilt Guild meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Main Street Baptist Church in Emporia at 7:00 p.m.   The guild welcomes individuals of all skill levels to join.  Beginners and experienced quilters alike will learn new techniques and ways of expressing their love of this craft. The guild also supports the community by making quilts for oncology patients, donating to a local Food Bank, and donating to victims of domestic violence.  For more information, contact guild president, Marcia Headley at (434) 658-1555.

Free Quilt Show During Peanut Festival

Emporia quilters prepare to display their quilts at a free Quilt Show at the Richardson Memorial Library during the Peanut Festival.

The Meherrin Piecemakers' Quilt Guild is preparing to display quilts in a free Quilt Show at the Richardson Memorial Library on Saturday, September 22, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Virginia Peanut Festival.  There will be variety of quilting techniques on display including, pieced and appliquéd bed quilts, wall hangings and other interesting and colorful handmade items.

The Quilt Guild meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Main Street Baptist Church in Emporia at 7:00 p.m.   The guild welcomes individuals of all skill levels to join.  Beginners and experienced quilters alike will learn new techniques and ways of expressing their love of this craft. The guild also supports the community by making quilts for oncology patients, donating to a local Food Bank, and donating to victims of domestic violence.  For more information, contact guild president, Marcia Headley at (434) 658-1555.

Meherrin Piecemakers Quilt Guild Raffle Quilt

A raffle quilt benefitting the Meherrin Quilt Guild’s outreach program is just one of the many quilts and quilted items that will be displayed at the Meherrin Piecemakers Quilt Guild Show during Peanut Festival weekend.  Over the years many quilts have been made by the guild members, and are then either raffled by the guild to provide resources for Emporia and Greensville County community outreach or donated directly to local organizations to raffle.  Organizations that have benefitted when the guild raffles the quilts are Family Violence, Kids and Cops, Jackson-Feild Homes, and Christmas Happiness.  Some of the organizations that have raffled donated quilts are the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Adult Activity Services, Relay for Life, the YMCA, the Civic Center Foundation, and the Meherrin River Arts Council.  The raffle quilt will be displayed and tickets sold at the quilt show at Village View on Briggs Street in Emporia, VA.  Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00.  The quilt show hours are from 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 27th, and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 28th.  Admission is $3.00 for adults; children are admitted free.  Admission tickets can be purchased from any guild member prior to the show or at the door on the days of the show.

Members of the Meherrin Piecemakers Quilt Guild constructed this raffle quilt as a fundraiser for their community outreach program.  This quilt will be displayed and raffle tickets sold at the guild’s Quilt Show at Village View on Saturday, September 27th, and on Sunday, September 28th.

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