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8th annual quilt show set for festival

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Since 2006, the quilt show at the Paradise Main Street festival has been a popular event. Carrying on the theme of this year’s Festival – “What’s Cookin’ in Paradise,” the quilt show is called “Crackers In Bed” and is sponsored by Hometown Tees and Paradise Historical Society Inc.

Many new quilters, carrying on the tradition of their past family members are expected to display modern quilts and fun and creative patterns. Some will be whimsical and some nostalgic, but all will bring a warm sense of pride and craftsmanship to the art of quilt making.

The Paradise Historical Society welcomes your quilt, whether old or new, handmade or machine-made. Prizes will be awarded by popular vote for the Best Handmade and Best Machine-Made. There is no entry fee. Download an entry form at www.paradisehistoricalsociety/upcoming_events.com or fill one out when you deliver your quilt.

All quilt entries should be delivered to the Paradise United Methodist Church, 301 S. Oak St., between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and must remain on display through 4 p.m. and picked up by 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Reasonable care will be taken for the safety and protection of all entries.

The quilt show is just one of the many activities planned for the Paradise Main Street Festival, which includes a live auction at 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Paradise Historical Society and the Paradise Veterans Memorial Park. Read more in news briefs on page 10.

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