From handmade flutes to a variety of quilt patterns, the Quilt and Bluegrass Festival displayed creative work of all types on Saturday at Thornebrook Village in Gainesville.
The hand-crafted wooden housewares included spoons and bowls, and the quilts, hung with clothespins, swayed as festival-goers walked by.
The event featured a line-up of musicians that included the Front Porch Backsteppers, Patchwork, Boilin’ Oil and the Tucker/Williamson Band.
Judy Robinson, one of the vendors, makes musical instruments by carving wood she collects from different trees. She also makes spoons.
“Making these spoons, I’ve learned that you don’t want to use cedar because cedar has toxins,” she said. “You wouldn’t want to leave it in your tea.”
The Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild sold handmade tote bags, quilts and stuffed animals, and the organization plans to donate the funds to community-service programs.