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Duvall Heritage Festival and quilt show set for Sept. 26

  • Written by Valley View Staff

14th annual Duvall Outdoor Quilt Show, ‘A Festival of Color!’

“A Festival of Color!” – with new events this year – is coming once again to Duvall’s Main Street.  

This free festival starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 26th and ends at 5 p.m. Visitors will see a fantastic variety of quilts hung on the fronts, sides and inside some shops in Historic Duvall.

vvbirdquilt.jpgThis beautiful bird quilt was one of many quilts on display during a previous outdoor quilt show. (File photo by Lisa Allen)

The Duvall Outdoor Quilt Show, Inc., a non-profit organization, presents the show. The Quilter’s Garden and other businesses provide sponsorship for this colorful event. Everyone viewing the quilts gets a ballot to vote for their favorite. Awards are given to the “Peoples’ Choice” winner, 2nd and 3rd place runners-up. Quilts made by children can be entered in their own division. Various non-profit groups bring their raffle quilts to town that day, too.

Anyone can enter a quilt.  Registration is “live” on www.DuvallQuiltShow.com or stop in at The Quilter’s Garden at the corner of Main Street and Cherry. All quilts must be registered and submitted by September 12th. The registration fee is $5 per quilt.

In addition to the outdoor quilt show, this year an indoor exhibit will feature quilts made to give to hospitals for children. Each year, quilters quietly work to donate quilts to “Project Linus,” named for the little guy in the popular “Peanuts” comic strip. Adults also benefit from Project Linus quilts following disasters. Many were given to survivors of the Oso mud slide. By putting the spotlight on these special quilts, and the quilters who donate not only the quilt but their time and talent, we hope to interest others to help in this cause.  Special information and activity tables for children will be provided.  Representatives from both King County and Snohomish County Project Linus organizations will be here to answer any questions you may have.

This year brings more music than ever before!  Wear comfortable shoes to dance on the sidewalk! Singer/songwriter Jeff Zuber will perform in the morning near CC’s Espresso & Ice Cream and later in front of Best Buddy Dog Wash.

The “9-Piece Bavarian Dance Band” led by Don Duzan will begin about 1:30 p.m. between Red Pepper Pizzeria & Pasta and Duvall Flowers & Gifts. Following them will be “Momster,” a group of moms who play fun, recognizable oldies rock-type tunes. Then stay for “The Neverminds,” a very talented rock group in the “Nirvana tradition.”

“Momster” and “The Neverminds” are making their Duvall debut. While they’ve been featured at many venues in Seattle, this is their first show close to home!

Hop on the shuttle to visit Duvall Historical Society’s “Heritage Festival” at the Dougherty House or OLD ROCK Brewery’s Oktoberfest Biergarten on Valley Street.

The Heritage Festival goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about pioneer life in the Valley and see demonstrations of forgotten skills. Live toe-tappin’, hand clappin’ music adds to the fun there, too!

At “Oktoberfest Biergarten,” taste OLD ROCK Brewery’s  hand-crafted beer or German beers on tap. The Oktoberfest goes from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with brats direct from Bavarian Meats in Pike Place Market, with or without sauerkraut, and authentic German potato salad. “The 9-Piece Bavarian Dance Band” will be performing there later in the afternoon.  

THREE great events in one day and a free shuttle provided by Hillside Academy connects them!  They will pick you up at Holy Innocents Church parking lot (free parking!) or on Main Street. For more information, check the website, www.DuvallQuiltShow.com.

All in all, it’s a free and easy way to spend a Saturday strolling Historic Duvall.  Check out the shops, buy some farm-fresh veggies at Koster’s Farm Market and taste some of the incredible variety of foods that Duvall has to offer. You’ll find Thai, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and good ol’ American foodstuffs from pizza pies to apple pies with lots of ice cream and yogurt, too!

Bring the family for a fun day of festivities beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept.26th in Duvall. Rain won’t even stop the show this year.  Arrangements have been made for indoor or covered viewing.

• When: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
• Where: Historic Main Street south to Valley Street
• Why: It’s fun, educational, and this year it shows support for Project Linus
• What: An outdoor quilt show with an indoor special event, musical entertainment, raffle quilts by non-profit organizations. It’s all FREE for your viewing pleasure!

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