On June 9, a Public Holiday (Whit Monday), Cherokee will be hosting a unique exhibition of new and antique handcrafted items. This is an event that has never been done before in Abaco.
Besides the quilts, many of which were put together right in Cherokee, there will also be some very fine crochet items on display. There will be a raffle and some new quilts to order or purchase. In addition, other local handiwork will be available for purchase.
Before these one-of-a-kind pieces are lost, the Cherokee community wanted to highlight them and share them with other Abaconians who might appreciate their extraordinary beauty and craftsmanship.
Refreshments will be available off the grill if you are hungry and a pretend-English Tea Room will be set up for the ladies to enjoy small sandwiches and cakes and a relaxing cup of tea.
Cherokee Ladies have a long history of quilt making and still maintain a Saturday Afternoon Quilting Groups. Over the years they have donated many of their handmade quilts to local charitable functions and have an on-going Prayer Quilt connection with an International Prayer Group and make lap quilts for the sick and elderly.
Over the years Cherokee has hosted Art Shows, Sea-Shell Exhibitions, Nativity Shows, Dolls, Teddy Bears and Angel Shows and even an Antiques Road Show. Since there are no restaurants, bars or movie theaters, this is just one more effort to try and bring some excitement into the little community which is definitely off the beaten track and out of the main street excitement.
This latest project will be in aid of the new Clinic. The aim is to raise money for this local project that will enhance many lives, and have some fun while doing it.
Hopefully many will enjoy an afternoon of fellowship and interaction with other Abaconians and join in the fun at Cherokee on Monday, June 9 starting at 10 am.