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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEB. 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, FEB. 5

Buy Bowl And Try The Chili

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CHILI BOWL FUNDRAISER – Noon-4 p.m. Opportunity for amateur and professional chefs to compete. Also a showcase for area potters and bowl decorator. Fees support the Community Arts Network of Oneonta. Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Info, www.canoneonta.org/events/chili-bowl/

BENEFIT RIDE – 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Come out and ride for 90 minutes to benefit Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care. $10 minimum donation. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com or call Amy Porter (607)547-2800 ext. 129

Susquehanna Valley Quilters Celebrate 30 Years of Fabric, Fun

Susquehanna Valley Quilters

Mark 30 Years of Fabric, Fun

The ladies of the Susquehanna Valley Quilters gather for a photo before cutting the cake to celebrate the group's 30th birthday this evening at Elm Park Methodist Church. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The ladies of the Susquehanna Valley Quilters gather for a photo before cutting the cake to celebrate the group’s 30th birthday this evening at Elm Park Methodist Church. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • for www.AllOTSEGO.com

Barbara Blanchard shows off the Sunbonnet Sue quilt her class made for her. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Barbara Blanchard shows off the Sunbonnet Sue quilt her class made for her. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

ONEONTA – In 1986, a handful of women gathered to form the Susquehanna Valley Quilters and share their love of fabric craft.

“We got together and decided there was going to be a quilting renaissance,” said Debby Clough, who helped start the original group. “I started quilting in 1976, and it didn’t matter what we were working on. I was at a table surrounded by women, and I was happy.”

Now with 85 members, the SVQ celebrated their 30th birthday tonight with games, a slideshow of ephemera, a cake, hand-quilted caddy mugs for all the members present and plenty of memories. Quilting has even continued in recent years with people continuing to preserve memories with something similar to this memorystitch tshirt blanket.

“When I was president, I taught a class on Sunbonnet Sues,” said Barb Blanchard. “At the end of my term, everyone gave me a quilt with all their Sue squares in it!”

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