Special sale running Thursday-Saturday funds Homemakers’ behind-scenes work

Five clubs which make up the Boyle County Homemakers Association recently inherited an enormous selection of beautiful and colorful fabrics from a long-time club member who loved to quilt and sew.

“She always wanted to help us raise money,” said Thelma Mills, president of the Boyle County Homemakers Association. So the clubs decided to use this special “inheritance” to help them raise money, “So we can support all of the charities that we support,” Mills said.

This special sell runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Boyle County Cooperative Extension building, 99 Corporate Drive, behind Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

Marianne Kirby works on pricing a stack of bright fabrics for the sale.

Not only are there thousands of yards of fabrics of every color imaginable, including novelty fabrics, all priced at $4 a yard; there are also boxes of threads, patterns, quilting kits, cutting boards and all sorts of sewing notions. There are even dozens of cookbooks, all priced from 50 cents to $1. The members hope to sell everything but it may take a while. It took them about three weeks to pack and load up all of the treasures they’re sharing with the public. One club member said they have no idea exactly what is in all of the boxes they have yet to unpack. 

“If you sew with it, we’ve probably got it. It’s here somewhere,” Mills laughs as she surveys the thousands, possibly tens of thousands, of yards of fabrics on-hand. “People will be very pleased to see the variety and high quality of fabrics being offered.”

Mills said the money raised will help them help others. The clubs have made pillowcases for Heritage Hospice, caps for chemotherapy patients, special pillows for Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center patients and blankets for the hospital, EMS and the fire department. Also, the clubs have donated money and supplies to the humane society and support the fire department’s Christmas toy drive. College and 4-H camp scholarships to local students are also awarded, just to mention a few of their projects.

Geraldine Dietrich, left and Roberta Trayner, Homemakers Club members, sort and place stacks of fabrics by colors in order to help shoppers easily search for their favorite color schemes.

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Fat quarters are rolled and ready to be sold.

The Boyle County Homemakers Association Fabric Sale will be 9 a.m-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office, 99 Corporate drive. Only checks and cash will be accepted. The Homemaker Association includes clubs Wilderness Trail, Lancaster Road, Junction City,  Perryville and 76’ers. 

For more information about the Homemakers Association, call the Extension Office at (859) 236-4484.