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October 11, 2013

Quilt Show brings wealth of talent, color to Warehouse

Corsicana — The month of quilting activities continues this weekend with an overstock sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Warehouse Living Arts Center.

The sale is a sewing-related garage sale, featuring quilting or needlepoint kits, sewing machines, and other notions, said Susan Copeland. It’s being conducted by the Piecemaker’s Guild, which is also hosting a quilt show at the Warehouse through Oct. 25.

This year’s show features some outstanding examples of traditional pieces, as well as some modern patterns. The big prize winner this year is a complicated appliqué quilt of birds in brilliant colors, while other winners include a fantastic Texas quilt, a whimsical flip-flop blocked piece.

Each year, the guild does a group quilt while the show is on-going, which will be raffled off the following year. This year’s raffle quilt is a picture perfect example filled with color and pattern, which, hung in the window of the Warehouse gives it the appearance of a stained glass window.

In addition to the sale this Saturday, the guild is offering some free sewing project classes at the Warehouse this month. On Monday, they’ll offer a class on how to turn one yard of fabric and one hour into a tote bag. The class will go from 10 a.m. to noon. On Wednesday, the class will be on making a tea-cup patterned quilt. The class will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and students are urged to bring a sack lunch and stay longer.

On Oct. 19, three members of the Guild will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help with unfinished projects, such as envelope purses, the totes, table runners and others. The last class will be Oct. 23 with the 1600 Jelly Roll class, which teaches students how to take strips of 2-inch fabric and turn it into a quilt top. The class will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and students are urged to bring lunch.

All the classes are free, but students must call Copeland beforehand to get a list of supplies for each class. To get the supplies lists call her at (214) 783-2721.

The final day of the Quilt Show will be Oct. 25, with the drawing for the raffle quilt at noon. The show ends at 4 p.m., and exhibitors can take down their quilts on the morning of Oct. 26.

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Janet Jacobs may be reached via e-mail at jjacobs@corsicanadailysun.com. Want to “sound off” to this article? E-mail: Soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

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