12th annual Duvall Outdoor Quilt Show Sept. 28

  • Written by Valley View Staff

"A Festival of Color!" is coming once again to Duvall’s Main Street.  Join the fun on Saturday, September 28th to see a fantastic variety of quilts hung on the fronts, sides and inside shops in Historic Duvall.  

The Duvall Outdoor Quilt Show, Inc., a non-profit organization, is in charge of the show. The Quilter’s Garden and other businesses provide sponsorship for this colorful event. 

Diane Baker, the quilt shop’s owner says, as she does every year, "This will be the best show we’ve ever had!" 

Duvall’s own Cascade Quilters club is sponsoring a Centennial Exhibition, as well. Everyone who views the quilts gets a ballot to vote for their favorite.

Anyone can enter a quilt.  Quilters do their best to win the "Peoples’ Choice" award. In addition, awards are given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd runners-up. Quilts made by children are entered into their own division. Antique quilts are placed indoors with story cards.  You will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for raffle quilts brought by various non-profit groups.

Music will be provided in many locations this year.  The "9-Piece Bavarian Dance Band" led by Don Duzan will play two sets starting about 1 p.m. across from The Quilter’s Garden. Wear comfortable shoes to dance the polka on the sidewalk! 

One block south, Foothills Academy (a classical music studio) will be showcasing their youth symphony by the Duvall Coffee House. Another block south on Main Street, you can stop to hear Jeff Zuber play guitar and sing in front of CC’s Espresso & Ice Cream, and later at Best Buddy Dog Wash.  Greg Brooks will perform in the parking lot of Duvall Chiropractic. Don’t forget the Mariachi Band in the Ixtapa parking lot. There’s something for everyone in Duvall!

Take time to sample the incredible variety of foods on Main Street. Thai, Greek, Italian, Mexican and good ol’ American foodstuffs abound from pizza pies to apple pies with lots of ice cream, too!

All in all, it’s a free and easy way to spend a Saturday strolling through Historic Duvall. The quilt show starts at 10  a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.  (And YES, it’s an hour longer this year!)  Rain won’t even stop the show as arrangements have been made for indoor viewing.

The Duvall Historical Society’s "Heritage Festival" at the Dougherty House is happening on the same day. It is located at 26526 NE Cherry Valley Road, right next to Holy Innocents Church.  Learn about pioneer life in the Valley and see demonstrations of forgotten skills.   

TWO great events in ONE day and a free shuttle connecting them!  Catch the shuttle at Holy Innocents Church parking lot, or on Main Street in front of the Duvall Visitor Center. 

For more information, check our website at, or call The Quilter’s Garden at (425) 844-1621.

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