First Church of Christ Congregational, East Haddam hosts its very popular annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13.
The show features more than 100 exhibits of beautiful and unique, hand-crafted quilts and needlecrafts.
The quilts create a dramatic kaleidoscope of color inside the historic 1794 meetinghouse designed by famed architect Lavius Filmore. The graceful structure features a flying pulpit, star-spangled domed ceiling and many blown-glass window panes, which flood the interior with light to better display the intricate pattern of the quilts.
The show historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.
A café will be open throughout the show selling homemade soups, pies and other desserts and beverages.