The artisans at Neighbor to Neighbor create with all kinds of materials — acrylics and oils, embroidery floss and ribbon, threads and beads, yarn, fabric, wood, and (of course) sugar, flour, eggs, butter and chocolate.
And all that “art” will be for sale at the seventh annual Holiday Boutique & Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the downtown center, 103 E. Sixth St., Concordia.
Items featured in the boutique include one-of-a-kind jewelry, handcrafted holiday décor, artwork, knit scarves and hats, quilted items, children’s clothes and toys, women’s apparel and unique handkerchief dresses for girls. The always popular bake sale will feature cookies, candies, breads and other goodies.
All the items are made by the women who come to the center, along with friends and supporters of the Sisters of St. Joseph who operate Neighbor to Neighbor.
There also will be a drawing for eight prizes:
• “Apple Fest 2017” quilt, with hand-appliqued blocks donated to Neighbor to Neighbor and design completed and stitched by master quilter Sandra Detrixhe.
• A Barbie-sized fashion doll with her own lace-covered closet filled with outfits handmade by Sister Susan Stoeber.
• A glazed ceramic wall-mount letter holder donated to Neighbor to Neighbor.
• A fashion doll with her own lace-covered closet filled with outfits handmade by Sister Susan Stoeber.
• A Seth Thomas mantle clock, model No. 11, donated to Neighbor to Neighbor.
• A larger-sized fashion doll with her own closet filled with unique outfits handmade by Sister Susan Stoeber.
• A baby doll complete with crib, hand-made wardrobe, diaper bag full of accessories and a baby quilt made by Sister Susan Stoeber.
• A Barbie collectible music box entitled “Wedding Day 1959” complete with box. The music box plays “Canon in D” and is numbered 1,710 out of 2,500.
Tickets for the drawings are available at Neighbor to Neighbor; the Nazareth Motherhouse, 1300 Washington St.; and Manna House of Prayer, 323 E. Fifth St., Concordia.
Tickets cost $1, or six tickets for $5.
All proceeds from the annual event support the programs, artists and craftswomen at Neighbor to Neighbor.