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Old Fashioned Americana: Havana Quilt Show and Sale promotes the love of classic quilts

For four years now, Havana Main Street has hosted their annual Quilt Show and Sale – an event that brings together the act of fundraising with the appeal of quilts and old-fashioned arts.

This year, Havana Main Street says the show and sale was “amazing” with a supportive turn-out of quilt-enthusiasts and art-appreciators.

Over 60 quilts were set for display during the event, with every quilter selling their pieces to the benefit of Havana Main Street.

“Thank you to everyone who came out on such a beautiful day to support Havana Main Street’s Fourth Annual Quilt Sale and Show!” wrote Havana Main Street after the event, adding an additional thank-you to the many people who volunteered their time during (as well as before and after) the event to organize quilts, set up quilt displays, and sell quilts.

One of the individuals who make the Quilt Show and Sale possible is Havana resident Wendy Adams, who made and donated several quilts to the show.

Wendy Adams and Suzanne Kelly were two of the quilters who donated time and quilts to the November 6 Havana Quilt Show and Sale.

“Havana Main Street is especially indebted to Wendy Adams, who spends countless hours making most of those quilts as a fundraiser for our organization,” wrote main street. “Wendy was recently awarded Volunteer of the Year at the Secretary of State’s Florida Main Street Awards in New Port Richey.”

Wendy Adams, a local Havana artisan, has donated quilts to the Havana Quilt Show and Sale for several consecutive years. Her donations have made the show and sale possible. Havana Main Street thanked Adams for her contributions by awarding her with a specially-crafted silver thimble.

In recognition of this award, which was won to the benefit of Havana Main Street and Havana as a whole, main street presented Adams with a silver thimble, molded with bees and flowers and engraved with her name, as a gift of thanks during the quilt show.

The thimble was created by the artist Starr Payne.

While Havana Main Street says the quilt show could not have been possible without Adams’ selfless donation of quilts, the organization also applauded the contributions of other local quilters, Joanne Stock, Priscilla Bell, and Suzanne Kelly, for their contribution of quilts to the event.

Havana Main Street says they are already planning to add more quilters to the list for next year.

Towards the end of the day, the winner of a quilt that had been raffled off, was announced.

The winner of the much-admired raffle quilt was Kelly Russell, and silent auction winners for the event were Nesta Cumbie, Debbie Harbin, and Judy Barnett.

Havana Main Street still has a few quilts left over for sale from the event – these quilts can be viewed on the main street website at

Ashley Hunter –