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August 2, 2013

Quilt Extravaganza continues Saturday at Berea Community School

BEREA — The ninth annual Quilt Extravaganza continues today (Saturday), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Berea Community School on the corner of KY 595 and Ellipse Street.

Admission is $3 for adults and free for children age 12 and under.

Quilt enthusiasts will have the opportunity to browse antique quilts, special exhibits and challenge quilts and then vote for their favorite piece in the Community Quilt Show. The winning quilt owner will be awarded a $200 cash prize.

Carol Ann White, known as the “Quilt Doctor,” also has a booth for free consultations on quilt repair and care.

Judy Rector, a local expert on the history of quilts and quilting, has created a special quilt on which visitors may try their hand at stitching. The finished quilt will be raffled and the proceeds will benefit The Kitty Inc., a local cat rescue organization that has spayed/neutered more than 400 cats over the past two years.

“I have a passion for quilting and kitties,” Rector said.

In the school’s older gymnasium Friday, the Vendors Market was bustling with shoppers looking for fabric, patterns, notions and the latest sewing and quilting machine.

Pat Warren sat among piles of quilts hand-stitched by her mother Margaret Salyers.

Salyers, now 84 and in assisted living, created the quilts over a period of 15 years because “she just loved to quilt,” Warren said.  

Although not originally intended for sale, the collection grew to more than 60 quilts, and now Warren is “trying to find a home for them.”

“What good are they unless someone is staying warm under them?” She said. Those interested in purchasing one of the quilts may call Warren at (502) 229-8073.

While browsing the Vendors Market, 11-year-old Andrew Hurt of Crab Orchard picked up some University of Kentucky-themed fabric that his grandmother, Shirley Cromer, will use to make him a quilt, he said.

Andrew also helped paint a square for a barn quilt that will eventually be hung on the Churchill Company building off Lorraine Court (formerly Churchill Weavers).

The barn quilts are a part of a growing public arts movement to decorate barns with traditional quilt patterns.

Started in 2001, more than 3,000 registered barns with quilt squares are scattered along more than 100 driving trails spanning throughout 40 states.

Berea Arts Council president Sally Hindman said she had the opportunity to talk to Rose Hall of Ezel in Morgan County about her barn quilt. It was the only one to survive the EF-3 tornado that struck the area in March 2012, Hindman said.

The city’s utility company recently surprised Hall by reinstalling the quilt squares on her barn.

Near the school entrance, Barbara Baker, of Berea, sat next to a quilt created by her aunt. The quilt featured a map of Kentucky and guests were invited to place a pin on the map to represent the town from which they came.

Sue Dee, a quilter from Williamsburg, said the craft attracts those who enjoy both sewing and art.

“Quilts fascinate people because you take all of these little pieces of fabric and sew them together to create art,” she said.

Crystal Wylie can be reached at cwylie@richmondregister.com or 623-1669, Ext. 6696.

 

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