In September of 2002 The
Sew 'N Sews, a
local sewing group, hosted
the first Collinsville's Quilt
Walk, which was an overwhelming success!
Thanks to the support of the community, the local merchants and
many volunteers it is now entering its fourth year!
The purpose of the Quilt Walk is to:
- To display the wonderful quilts that
have been made by the people of our town, surrounding towns and
our mothers or grandmothers. To draw attention
to an old, beautiful and very American art form.
The popularity of quilting has risen dramatically
in the last several years. People of all ages are
interested in learning to quilt, to create a memory, or an heirloom for themselves and their
- To share the
history of some of the beautiful old homes and
churches in our community.
- To raise money for a much needed new library.
Thanks to your support the Collinsville Library opened in June 2010 in the new downtown location of 151 Main Street.
This historic building was built in the 1870ís and our next project is to renovate the second floor.
We are proud to be able to say
that since 2002 over $40,000.00 have
been given to the Collinsville Library Building Fund! Thank
you to all the people who have supported this event by attending or donating
their time and money. You have made an investment in Collinsville's future, and because of you,
that future will be brighter!