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Quilt show celebrating its 20th year
July 12, 2012 Jerry Purvis   

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Photo by Lisa Betz/Gering Citizen
Quilt lovers enjoy the display at last year’s show. The quilts will be on display from noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

It’s year number 20 as the Panhandle Quilt Guild displays their creations of American folk art during Oregon Trail Days.
The guild’s annual show will be at the Gering Zion Church, 1100 O St. Show hours are from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday – Sunday, July 13 – 15. Admission is free and this year’s show theme is “Quilts: Old Treasure, New Pleasure.”

Sandy Hanson, the show’s publicity chairman, said at least 125 quilts will be on display. In the past year, that number has been closer to 140.
“In addition to all the quilts, we have a featured quilter this year in Judy Woodworth of Gering,” Hanson said. “She’s a national award winner and has authored a book on quilting.”
A silent auction will also be featured during the show and a People’s Choice award for the fan favorite. And the annual challenge category is for quilters who use predetermined guidelines to make their quilts.

This year, another Serendipity Quilt will be raffled. Tickets are $1 and the drawing is on Sunday afternoon. If not in attendance, the winner will be notified.
The Panhandle Quilt Guild has about 120 members from around the Panhandle area and some in eastern Wyoming. The group meets monthly September through June at various locations around the area. Members discuss quilts, learn about quilts and organize “trunk shows” to display the quilters’ art.
Membership information will be available at the quilt show for anyone interested in joining the group.

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