Archive for Thursday, October 12, 2006

Maple Leaf Festival looking for quilts

October 12, 2006

The Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show is looking for quilts to display at the 33rd Annual Quilt Show in conjunction with Baldwin City's Maple Leaf Festival, which is Oct. 21 and 22.

The show is not juried or judged but rather an opportunity to share quilts and stories. There is no entry fee to show quilts, but a hanging sleeve is required. The class is open to all levels of experience.

Quilts may be taken to Baldwin Elementary School, Sixth and Chapel, from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20. Quilts may also be dropped off at the following locations the Monday to Thursday prior to the show: Quilting Bits and Pieces in Eudora; Quilter's Paradise, Baldwin City; and Overbrook Quilt Connections, Overbrook.

Helen Erickson will give a lecture at 8 a.m. Oct. 21. She will display a number of her quilts in the quilt show. She will be present at a table during the show to meet with visitors and she will have books and patterns available for purchase. She will show 24 of her most recently completed large quilts and she will show additional quilts at her Sunday lecture "Quilt Patterns from the Newspapers 1915 to 1940."

Immediately following the lecture, the quilt show will be open exclusively to those who attend the presentation until 10 a.m. when it is open to the public.

For more information on the workshop or lecture, or to find out how to submit a quilt to the show, call Judy Masur at (785) 979-8346 or visit the Maple Leaf Festival Web site at

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