Festival of Quilts raise $48,000 for Cunningham youth


URBANA -- The 9th Annual Festival of Quilts, held at Cunningham Children's Home April 12-13, raised more than $48,000 to benefit Cunningham youth, surpassing last year’s total by $8,000.

The Festival, which included a quilt show, silent auction, bake sale, quilt boutique and gift shop, added two popular features this year. In the Patchwork Cafe, guests were able to have lunch in the Spalding Hall cafeteria, just like Cunningham youth. Guests were also able to enjoy walking tours of Cunningham's campus, where they got a unique glimpse into the day-to-day lives of Cunningham youth.
The event was a huge success thanks in large part to the help of the United Methodist Women of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, who contributed nearly 200 hours of volunteer work to this very important cause.
The 10th Annual Festival of Quilts will be April 4-5, 2014.