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Forks encourages quilters to enter show

Posted: Friday, April 1, 2011

The tenth annual Quilt Show at the Historic Forks of the Wabash will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17. Quilters are encouraged to enter the show which will be held in the new addition to the Historic Forks Interpretive Center.

A bed turning, which is an opportunity to view a quilter’s wares, will be a new feature this year each day of the show. Two local quilt artists will take part in this years’ bed turning. Also items will be offered for sale through the new quilt vendor portion of the show. Fabric and Friends Quilt Shop from Roanoke will be the featured vendor.

Modern and historic quilts and quilted items made by local fiber artists will be shown with categories deemed hand and machine quilts, table runners, wall hangings, quilted garments, purses or other quilted times. A “People’s Choice” ballot will be given to those who wish to vote on their favorite items in each category. Heritage and antique quilts will also be on display and a quilter’s “garage sale” will be available.

The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Entry of quilted items to the show is free of charge and a completed entry form must be returned by April 11 to reserve space for each item entered. The Historic Forks of the Wabash Park is located at the corner of U.S.-24 West and Ind.-9 South in Huntington. There will be a small admission fee for those visiting the show.

For more information on the show or to obtain an entry form, contact the Historic Forks of the Wabash on Tuesday or Thursday mornings at 356-1903 or e-mail