Now, here’s something you don’t see every day… a quilted car!
"The Quiltmobile" was created by Hearts and Hands ECA Quilters Guild in Sanford, North Carolina. The charitable organization thought the car would be a good way to get people’s attention and advertise its quilting show held in Sanford on October 18-19.
The show raises money for supplies used in volunteer projects throughout the year. The group supports different charities such as Ronald McDonald House, Quilts of Valor and Haven House. They also teach quilting classes to 4-H groups and members of the community.
Barbara Massengill took on the challenge of making a pattern for the club’s president’s C-70 Volvo.
“It took about 600 hours between all 25 members of the guild to make the car a reality,” she said.
Massengill said the quilted car is even street worthy, capable of “parade level” speeds.
"The Quiltmobile" made its debut last week at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Raleigh, North Carolina. To find out more about the organization’s quilting show or where you can spot “The Quiltmobile,” head to the Hearts and Hands website.