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Third Annual Quilt Show Set for October 11-13
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 23, 2013

Uptown Blanco’s 3rd annual quilt show, “Colors of the Sky,” hosted by the Uptown Blanco Textile Studio runs Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 13. In addition to the 200 quilts on display, there will be special exhibits of quilts by internationally renowned quilters Louisa Smith and Ellen Anne Eddy. Ellen is our guest teacher and lecturer.

The exhibit opens at 12 noon Friday, October 11 and is open until 7 pm. The exhibit runs from Saturday, October 12, 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, October 14, 12 noon to 4 pm. There will be a $5 entrance fee and children under 12 are free. The event will be held at Uptown Blanco Arts & Entertainment, Ltd. 317 Main Street, Blanco, TX.

The Uptown Blanco Arts & Entertainment, Ltd. complex will be filled with quilts, wearable art, vendors and on display will be the patchwork smart car quilt that was created as a Breast Cancer Fundraising Campaign in Europe. The life size patchwork quilt completely covers a smart car and is made entirely of fabric donated and signed by over 20 celebrities including Russell Brand, Ryan Giggs, Sara Cox, Elizabeth Hurley, Rachel Stevens, Twiggy Lawson, Joanna Lumley, and Jane McDonald each selecting personal swatches of pink fabric from worn articles of clothing all used to create this special quilt.

Vendors will have yards upon yards of fabulous fabric, sewing notions, and patterns; woven wearables, art cloth, jewelry, and much more. They’ll also be demonstrating various quilting and sewing techniques, how to use the various tools on the market and much more.

Area guilds will set up in the Courtyard and under the pavilion and will feature raffle quilts and country stores to benefit their guilds, along with information on joining their guild.

Last year we awarded $2,500 in gift baskets to the top winners; this year we’ve added cash prizes.

We do hope your group is able to join us. Please spread the word to your fellow fiber artists.

For more information, please contact quilt@uptownblanco.com, or call 830.833.1579 ext. 204

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