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‘A Festival of Color’ quilt show celebrates 10th anniversary

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Annual outdoor show set for Sept. 24

The 10th annual "A Festival of Color" outdoor quilt show will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Duvall’s Main Street.

The show is sponsored by the Quilter’s Garden quilt shop on Main Street. Several quilts will be raffled off for $1 a ticket (sponsored by nonprofit agencies). Highlights will be new and historic quilt displays (historic quilts are displayed indoors), demonstrations and live music (two different musical groups). Registration began Sept. 6.

Sponsors expect this year’s show to be bigger and better than ever. Two featured quilters include JaNita Clairmont who has created a beautiful collection of crazy quilts and Laurie Shifrin who will be showing some of her work, as well as signing books and patterns.

Both women are from the Seattle area.

Lace-maker Helen Bell will demonstrate her art as well.

Quilts are still being accepted for the show. Anyone can enter their quilt by bringing it into the Quilter’s Garden. The event is a viewer’s choice show – people vote for their favorites to determine who will win.

There is a special category for kids who are encouraged to enter their work. Entry fee is $7 per quilt.

The quilt show is an annual event which is held on the last Saturday in September.

Volunteers are also needed for the "quilt patrol." It’s a fun job, spending the day watching the quilts and handing out programs. Those interested should call Diane at the Quilter’s Garden at (425) 844-1621. There will be a volunteer orientation meeting held on Monday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. and repeated on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

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