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Biannual 'Quilts at the Kenan' returns larger than ever

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Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 02:00 pm
Pictured are Kenan Quilters Guild members Dotti Timkey and Donna Kathke. (Submitted photo)
Pictured are Kenan Quilters Guild members Dotti Timkey and Donna Kathke. (Submitted photo)

3-day event starts Nov. 1

“Quilts at the Kenan” will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1-2, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Kenan Center Arena, 433 Locust S., Lockport.

Organized by the Kenan Quilters Guild (KQG), “Quilts at the Kenan” will welcome close to 300 quilts from local quilters, as well as a basket and quilt auction, quilt appraisals, and a small item boutique. All told, organizers expect this to be their largest event yet.

“We are highlighting the numerous design possibilities, both modern and classic,” KQG member Jan Jordan said. “We will also be promoting our ‘Storybook Quilt’ project – a collection of quilts and corresponding books geared to children and able to be loaned to schools and libraries. We will have small quilted items, full-size quilts and baskets to be auctioned, and multiple creations to be purchased in the on-site boutique.”

The featured artist, Stephanie Drehs, will display her quilting, beading and needlework items throughout the weekend. In addition to the quilts on display, Drehs will have her own boutique to purchase items such as purses and other small-scale hand- and bead-embroidered items.

The three-day event will include scheduled tutorials by vendors, including woodturning and long-arm quilting.

“We use the show to highlight the things we’ve been learning, promote interest in the art of quilting, as well as encourage others,” Jordan said.

The Kenan Quilters Guild is open to anyone with an interest in quilts and quilt-making, regardless of experience. Meetings, open to all, take place on the second Thursday of each month.

More information about this event, and the KGQ, can be found online by visiting www.kenanquiltersguild.org.

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