Northwest NEWS

September 16, 2002


A 'Festival of Color' for Duvall

by Valley View staff
   The city of Duvall will get a jump on fall colors on Saturday, Sept. 28, during "A Festival of Color," Duvall's first annual outdoor quilt show.
   Colorful quilts will be hung on the outside of Main Street shops from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
   This is a show that everyone can enjoy because it's full of color and fresh air and it is free. Most of the quilts will be hung on the outside of the shops. Everyone is encouraged to look closely, but not touch these pieces of fiber art. There will be live quilting demonstrations and music.
   Quilters from all over the area are invited to show their talents. Quilts can be as little as a hotpad or as large as a king-size bed. The show is open to anyone who has a homemade quilt. Registration forms are available in The Quilter's Garden, 15726 Main St. NE and must be submitted before Sept. 21.
   While most quilts are hung to view, some are for sale. For those to choose to sell a registered quilt during this show, the transaction will be completed at the quilt show desk in The Quilter's Garden. This is not a judged show, although viewers will be able to vote for a "People's Favorite." Programs and ballots will be available at the quilt show desk.
   "There is so much variety in quilting," said Diane Baker, owner of The Quilter's Garden. "Two quilters can take exactly the same fabrics, use the same pattern and make quilts that look completely different. Sometimes the finished product is a surprise to the maker."
   Most of the quilts to be on display are new, but some date to the mid to late 1800s, a couple are from the early 1900s and one historic quilt traveled to the USSR as part of a Children's Peace Project when Reagan and Gorbachev were presidents of their countries. These quilts may be viewed inside the Duvall Library or Duvall Books.
   Many of the quilts on display during "A Festival of Color" will be auctioned off on Sunday, Sept. 29. The auction will raise money for the construction of the kitchen in the new Catholic Church to be built across the street from Cherry Valley Elementary. The auction will feature handmade quilts and other quilted items. The event, including a bake sale, will take place at Cherry Valley Farms on Cherry Valley Road. A preview is set for 1 p.m. Bidding will start at 2 p.m.