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Quilt spectacular coming to Shelley

January 1, 2013

Morning News — Leslie Mielke This quilt was on display at the Quilt Spectacular at the North Bingham County District Library last year.

Quilts are needed for display at the 14th annual Quilt Spectacular scheduled at the North Bingham County District Library, 197 W. Locust St in Shelley.
This quilt show will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Shelley facility.
Quilts are on display all around the library, plus free quilting classes are offered both days of the Quilt Spectacular.  
Call library personnel at (208) 357-7801 to tell them how many quilts you will bring.
Quilts will be displayed throughout the show.
Two quilt contests are also scheduled at the Quilt Spectacular.
One is a 12 ½ inch Block Contest; the second is a Quilter’s Gift Basket Raffle.
In the Block Contest, blocks can be either pieced or appliquéd.  Make any pattern of block using as much or as little of the focus fabric as you desire. 
Quilters need to purchase focus fabrics at the library for $1 for a 3 ½ inch strip. Enter up to two blocks per person.
Specifics include:
Each block must measure 12 ½ inches.
Label each block with your name and phone number, pinned to the back.
Turn your block into the library any time before 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29. 
Winners are by viewer’s choice and will be awarded cash prizes for first, second and third. 
All participants will be entered in a random drawing to win blocks. 
Winners of the blocks will receive one yard of focus fabric to finish the quilt. 
“We would love to display your finished quilt by the next library show,” said organizer Terry Anderson.
Voting on the blocks will close at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29. 
Winners will be announced in the classroom at 4:30 p.m.
In the Quilter’s Gift Basket Raffle, participants may enter for a chance to win a basket of quilter’s supplies and goodies.
There are two ways to enter.
·         Give a crib-size quilt top AND coordinating back. The quilt top should measure 42+ inches wide, and 50-60 inches long.
·         Give batting, measuring 45 by 60.
The supplies will be turned into quilts and given to charitable causes in our area.
Pin a label on the quilt with the measurements.
Pierced tops, panels and whole cloth are accepted in this size range.
Turn these in any time before 2 p.m. on Jan 30, at the library in Shelley to enter your name in the drawing for this super prize, and feel great about donating to good causes.  
For more information, call Anderson at (208) 346-6559.        

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