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AROUND THE FRAME: APPLESEED QUILTERS GUILD BIENNIAL SHOW

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Lois EubankAppleseed Quilters Guild Biennial Show
Grab your friends and make plans now to attend the Biennial Appleseed Quilters Show at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum next week.

This quilt show has everything for the novice to the professional quilter, from the grandma-arm quilters-to long-arm quilters. Even if you don't quilt at all, there will be over 300 gorgeous quilts on display including "Quilts of Valor" made especially for our returning vets and this year's "Challenge Quilt" entries all based around a certain fabric.

Rumor has it a quilt featured in a past Waynedale News article that took me years to quilt will be on display too. If you find it, take a photo of yourself standing by it and email it to me through the WN! A few lucky winners will receive prizes.

Speaking of prizes, buy raffle tickets at $1 each and perhaps you will be the lucky winner of the queen-size "Granny's Stars" quilt designed by Nancy Mahoney and made by the members in 30s style fabrics using paper piecing and appliqué techniques.

This year's featured quilter is designer, author, and quilter Jacquie Gering. A lifelong sewer it isn't until 2008 before she makes her first quilt inspired by the Gees Bend quilters. The guild chose her because she is not only an up-and-coming quilt designer her first book is going to be released just prior to the show. Jacquie will be delighted to autograph a copy for you! Go to her website at: tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com to discover more. Act now if you want to attend her brunch and trunk show or take her Log Cabin class. Go to www.appleseedquiltersguild.com/ and click the show link.

According to the show co-chairman Brenda Linkhart "this show is an opportunity; to see what men and women in the community creatively make with fabric."

Show hours are 9-6 p.m. June 21-22 and 9-4 p.m. June 23. If you see someone wondering around the show on Saturday wearing purple and green scrubs, it will most likely be me fresh from performing a Quilt Crime Investigation. Feel free to stop me and say hello!

Appleseed Quilters, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate interest in the making, collecting and preservation of quilts. The Guild supports various charitable endeavors including Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do where member-made quilts are given to children attending the camp who have been diagnosed with cancer or are cancer survivors.

Lois Eubank is the owner of Born Again Quilts a restoration studio located in downtown Fort Wayne. She may be contacted through The Waynedale News.

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She is the author of the "Around the Frame" quilting column. She is a graduate of Wayne HS. Quilts have always been important to her, she loves the stories surrounding them, the techniques used in making them, & restoring them.
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