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Quilt and Fixins ready for annual sale

More than 500 handmade items are available

Ginny Galvin and Jean Lowery stretch out a handmade banner. The banner is one of more than 500 items to be sold at Quilt and Fixins Saturday quilt sale. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Clayton County Humane Society. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

Ginny Galvin and Jean Lowery stretch out a handmade banner. The banner is one of more than 500 items to be sold at Quilt and Fixins Saturday quilt sale. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Clayton County Humane Society. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

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Barbara Hess and Ginny Galvin price hundreds of items for the upcoming quilt sale at Quilts and Fixins. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

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Jean Lowery shows off some handmade placemats for the upcoming quilt sale at Quilts and Fixins. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

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A quilted sheriff is ready to come to life. This is one of the more than 500 quilted items available for the upcoming quilt sale. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

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Hundreds of quilts in different sizes will be for sale at the Quilts and Fixins sale Saturday. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

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In addition to quilted items, the shop is hosting raffles for cat and dog birdhouses. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

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Quilts of all colors and sizes will be for sale Saturday. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

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All items are handmade for the upcoming sale at Quilts and Fixins Saturday. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

JONESBORO — If you want a quilt, prepare to arrive early.

Quilts and Fixins is readying for its 10th annual Dog and Cat Quilt Sale that benefits the Clayton County Humane Society.

“Last year, we had people lined up around the alley,” said shop owner Jean Lowery. “They showed up with their lawn chairs and coffee.”

She said it’s a “frenzy” and many items are snapped up within the first hour.

Staff and volunteers of about 60 people have been working 11 months ago to make this year’s sale the biggest ever.

“We had about 300 pieces last year, this year we’ve got more than 500,” Lowery said.

The handmade inventory includes everything from baby burp cloths, to placemats, pillowcases, purses, totes and quilts.

All monies raised will be donated to the shelter.

“We have fun doing this and our job is the easy part,” Lowery said. “The people at the humane society are the ones with the hard job.”

Quilt and Fixins, 7986 North Main St., is open Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Credit cards are not accepted. Shoppers can pay with cash and checks only.