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Quilt guild to host 20th anniversary show

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

From left, Country Patchwork Quilt Guild members Michael Marsh and Micki Uhrig display the Opportunity Quilt, "Kokopelli Dances Across Missouri," from the 2006 show.
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In early 1988, a group of 25 women from Marshall, Carrollton, Malta Bend, Tina and Slater got together to talk about quilting.

Twenty years later, the Country Patchwork Quilt Guild, with 13 of the original 37 members still active, is getting ready for the 20th Annual Quilt Show to be held in Marshall Sept. 29 and 30, at Salt Fork YMCA. This year's event is dedicated to those 37 members.

Marlyn Martin, one of the event's organizers, estimates more than 500 area quilting enthusiasts will be in attendance to view more than 100 quilts. In keeping with the "vintage" theme of the show, the Opportunity Quilt is called "Vintage Moments," designed in a Feathered Star Motif with a LeMoyne Center Medallion by Marsha McCloskey. It will be on display throughout the weekend and will be raffled off at the close of the show.

Also on display will be 10 or 12 quilts from the 1988 show, and a special quilt, dating from 1876.

As in years past, the show will include a silent auction and gift gallery and a number of vendors of books, patterns and supplies, including a selection of "fat quarters."

Proceeds from the show, the Opportunity Quilt, gift bazaar and silent auction are used to provide educational opportunities for guild members and to support their many charity projects throughout the year.

Admission to the event is $3. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30.

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