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A stitch in time

Education and competition are woven into the mix at the 31st annual Quilt Show.

March 13, 2010|By Joyce Rudolph

When the techniques get complicated, the women start getting nervous, but Appell is able to handle the flood of questions with a good sense of humor, she added.

The quilt guild continues the show every year as a way to promote quilt-making, Ryan said.

“The teachers attract students who stay at the hotel, and it’s a celebration of quilting and immersing yourself in quilt-making for the weekend,” she said.

It’s a hobby that is passed down through the generations by families and enjoyed by all ages, said guild President Heidi St. Royal of Burbank.

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Anne Wolf, her mother and fellow quilt guild member, introduced quilting to her and her sister.

She will be 80, and she still comes to the meetings, St. Royal said.

The show will also have quilting classes for children, a scavenger hunt and a drawing for a quilt the children made last year by drawing onto quilt blocks.

Several children who attended last year are returning this year, and one of them will take home the quilt, she said.

The guild also has volunteers from the Boy and Girl Scouts to show the quilts. They have to wear gloves to hold them.

“They are learning about this whole craft and earning badges,” she said.


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