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Autumn in the Ozarks Quilt Show slated for Oct. 20-22

Monday, October 10, 2011

Diana Arikan poses with her 2009 Best of Show Quilt - Vintage Garden.
Submitted by

Carol Lewis

Hill 'N Hollow Quilters Guild will sponsor Autumn in the Ozarks October 20 -- 22. It is the 20th quilt show since the Guild was organized in 1984. The show will be held in the Educational Building at the Baxter County Fairgrounds. Show hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $5, children under 12 admitted free. Free parking is available and the facility is handicap accessible. Advance ticket purchases of $4 each for groups of 10 or more persons attending the show from outside the City of Mountain Home are available prior to October 14. Contact Carol Lewis, 870-425-1105 or cblewis@suddenlink.net.

Approximately 300 quilts are entered for judging, including traditional, contemporary, whimsical, and art quilts, as well quilts reflecting new and innovative techniques.

Cindy Erickson, National Quilting Association certified judge will judge the quilts for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention ribbon awards in each of 26 categories. In addition she will select the winners of over $1,000 in prize money for Best of Show, Best Use of Color, Best Machine Quilting -- Amateur, Best Machine Quilting -- Professional, Best Technique, Best Original Design, Best Hand Quilting, Best Representation of Show Theme, and Judge's Choice.

Ann M. Hazelwood, certified American Quilting Society Appraiser, will be appraising quilts by appointment only on Friday and Saturday, October 21--22.

Baxter County Extension Homemakers will be serving snacks and drinks in the Country Kitchen 10:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. daily. Lunch will be served on Thursday and Friday 11 a.m.--2 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.--1:30 p.m.

The Hill 'N Hollow Quilters Guild Autumn of the Ozarks quilt show will provide fun and excitement for everyone. Following are highlights of activities and exhibits.

Show visitors will find shopping opportunities at the thirteen vendors from four states where they will be selling fabric, including hand dyed, wools and Cherrywood hand dyes. Sewing machines ,patterns, books, embellishments, buttons, and other sewing notions will also be available. Digital Quiltz will be sharpening scissors and kitchen knives. Visitors may also start their Christmas shopping in the Guild's Country Store which will be filled with quilted and quilt-related items including gift items, quilts, purses and bags, quilted art and a CD of the quilts exhibited in the show. MasterCard/Visa accepted. A special shopping opportunity will be to bid in the Silent Auction of wall hangings, miniature quilts, Christmas stockings, tree skirts, and other items made by Guild members.

Visitors may participate in the "Find that Quilt" contest. A prize will be awarded daily to the entry with the most correct answers. Winners do not have to be present to win. They may vote for their favorite quilt for the Viewer's Choice award, win a door prize and watch quilting demonstrations by Guild members for such quilting techniques as quilt as you go, paper foundation piecing, needle turn appliqué, machine appliqué, and making half-square and quarter-square triangles.

Special Exhibits include a display of quilted vests and jackets by the show judge, Cindy Erickson. The Guild's Challenge quilts are always a visitor favorite because these projects demonstrate the creativity and skill of the quilter. A Community Quilts display will feature the charity quilts made by Guild members for local nonprofits, and law enforcement agencies as well as for members of the military. Featured group exhibits will demonstrate how the theme or patterns selected for the group quilt projects are interpreted by the individual quilters.

A Sue for All Seasons, the Guild's fundraising raffle quilt, will be displayed with raffle tickets available for purchase. The drawing for the quilt will be held December 9, 2011. Funds from the raffle quilt are used to continue the Guild's Community Quilts projects and to provide classes and workshops to improve members quilting skills.

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