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Fairfax Fall Bazaar adds quilts

November 1, 2012
By Fritz Busch - Staff Writer , The Journal

FAIRFAX - Jan Simonsen's been working on the St. Andrew's Catholic Church Fall Bazaar Committee for many years.

This year, she decided to try something new.

"I thought why not include all the variety of quilt talent and treasures around here," Simonsen said. "We put it in the church bulletin, made a few calls and it exploded."

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Staff photo by Fritz Busch
St. Andrew’s Catholic Church of Fairfax Fall Bazaar Committee members, from left, Lucinda Winch, Jan Simonsen and Marilyn Brandel look over one of many quilts to be displayed at the Fall Bazaar and Quilt Display, set for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 in the church basement.

More than 60 quilts will be on display, most of them for display only, for one of the church's biggest fund-raisers, the Fall Bazaar this Saturday.

On Wednesday, Simonsen and fellow committee members Lucinda Winch and Marilyn Brandel were busy arranging the quilts in the rear stairway between the church and basement and in the church basement itself.

"There are many different quilting methods. I think we've got most of them," Simonsen said. "We've got doll quilts, children-sized quilts, old, new and heritage quilts."

Fact Box

If you go:

What: Fall Bazaar & Quilt Display

When: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

Where: St. Andrew's Catholic Church basement, downtown Fairfax

In the past, a local specialty - apple dumplings with homemade caramel sauce - is what draws people to the bazaar.

"People will be busy making that," Simonsen said.

Besides apple dumplings with caramel sauce, rolls, coffee, soups, sandwiches and a variety of deserts will be served.

On top of that, there's a bake sale, crafts, raffles and a country store of fruits and vegetables including pumpkins and gourds.

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