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Shipshewana Quilt Festival is Looking for Quilts to Showcase

The first annual Shipshewana Quilt Festival Show being held June 24-27 at the Farmstead Inn and Convention Center is looking for entries in the festival juried show. The festival is rapidly becoming the must attend event, attracting nationally known speakers and waves of pre-registration. The show which will take place during the four day festival will have a Grand Prize of a Bernina sewing Machine plus other cash and prizes for winners in four different categories: such as, pieces quilts 108″ or less, appliqué 108″ or less, Wall quilts 60″ or less and Mini quilts 25″ or less. “We are looking for as many quilts as we can get so we can showcase and reward the skill, craftsmanship and creativity of this amazing functional art form,” stated Beth Thornburg, Executive Director of the LaGrange County Convention and Visitors Bureau and member of the festival organizing group. Thornburg further stated, “Quilting is such an important part to the culture and history of LaGrange County and the surrounding area that it is only natural that we want to highlight and reward the work of the areas quilters.” Quilt entries will be accepted until May 15, 2009. “While this is a juried show we hope anyone and everyone will enter their quilts,” stated Thornburg. Quilts may be constructed by hand, machine or both and must be made of three layers (fabric top/ batting/ fabric backing) and hand or machine quilted. Tied quilts will not be accepted. Applications and contest rules are available on-line at http://www.shipshewanaquiltfest.com. If you have any questions about the contest or the Festival please call (866) 243-9434 or e-mail at info@shipshewanaquiltfest.com.

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