A quilt show 'for all ages'

JR Ortega By JR Ortega

By Advocate Staff Report
March 25, 2010 at 5:01 p.m.
Updated March 24, 2010 at 10:25 p.m.

Quilts, quilts and yes, more quilts.

That's the theme for The Quilt Guild of Greater Victoria's fifth annual quilt show on Friday and Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 407 N. Bridge St., in Victoria.

The quilts are not typical quilts that a grandmother would just make, but instead intricate, colorful new and fresh designs in all shapes and sizes.

"We're continuing the tradition, but we bring our own flavor to it," said Evelyn Schneider, one of the co-chairs of this year's quilt show.

Last year, the two-day show drew 700 people, said Betty Burns, the guild's president.

This year's show features 39 large quilts, 22 wall hanging quilts, six wearable art quilts and two quilts made by children, Burns said.

The quilters and patrons are not just from Victoria, but from all over the Crossroads, including some who come from farther cities in Texas, Burns said.

"My first quilt show I was just in awe that people could take a piece of material and turn it into something," she said. "It's really for all ages."



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