Weekend Update: March 14-16

“A Garden for my Wedding Ring” designed by Judy Niemeyer. Hand appliqued, paper pieced, and assembled by Capital Quilters Guild Members. Machine-quilted by Cathy Kirk. This quilt will be raffled at the show. (Photo from capitalquilters.org)

Quilters will assemble at the Scott Building for the Vintage View Quilt Show this weekend. More than 400 quilts will be on display. The three-day show will include judged quilts (submitted prior to the show), themed exhibits and 40 vendors who will offer quilt tools, patterns, notions, fabrics and machines geared to the casual or dedicated quilter and sewer. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5.

On Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the Scott Building, three Triangle-area veterans will receive Quilts of Valor. The Quilts of Valor Foundation honors veterans by presenting quilts to deserving servicemen.  This year’s recipients are Captain John Dill, U. S. Army, Raleigh; Chief Warrant Officer W2 Mike Dorman, U. S. Coast Guard, Fuquay-Varina; and Lt. Col. Sean Moser, N.C. National Guard, Cary.

Other events this weekend:

  • 2014 FIRST Robotics Regional Tournament will be Friday and Saturday in Dorton Arena. This is a high school varsity robotics competition featuring 54 teams from across the United States and The Netherlands. Seeding matches are Friday and Saturday. Elimination matches and finals begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Spectators are welcome from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is free.
  • North Carolina Dealers Association Spring RV Sale will be Friday through Sunday in the Graham Building, Exposition Center and outside grounds. This show and sale offers a large selection of new and used recreational vehicles. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for ages 13 and older. Children 12 and under are free. On Friday, seniors ages 55 and over will be admitted for $6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family night is Friday and Saturday after 5 p.m. with all adult tickets for $5. Members of the military and law enforcement will be admitted for $5 on Friday.
  • The Raleigh Flea Market will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with hundreds of vendors offering a variety of goods and services in the Commercial and Education buildings and on the outside grounds.

About Funhouse

On the blog I go by Fun House (AKA Heather Overton). At the Fair you'll find me checking out the blue ribbon winners or hanging out in Heritage Circle. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite part of the Fair, but I can tell you one thing I hate - leaving it on the last day. I can't wait for opening day!

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