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Speakers and Exhibits Scheduled for January 18 San Saba County Quilt Show
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014

San Saba Texas will host the San Saba County Quilt Show on Saturday, January 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at various downtown locations. The 2014 theme is Texas, Our Texas and will showcase quilts from the following categories: theme, antique, contemporary, wall hanging and art quilts. Entry forms can be downloaded from the San Saba Chamber of Commerce web site, Facebook, through the City of San Saba, or sansabaquiltshow.blogspot. A form can also be mailed to you by calling the Chamber at 325-372- 5141. The event is patterned after the popular Cumberland Quilt Festival in Algood, Tennessee with quilts displayed at various business locations and decorating the porches of nearby homes. The $5.00 admission will cover the show, all speakers, exhibits, and entry into the foyer of one of San Saba’s historic homes.

Marcia Kaylackie of the Austin Quilt Guild will speak at the San Saba County Quilt Show on January 18. She will be bringing her popular program Two Centuries of American Quilting to the Old Emporium Building, south of Burden Plaza on Courthouse Square. Marcia is an author, quilt collector, teacher, judge and appraiser certified by the American Quilter’s Society. Her first book, Texas Quilts and Quilters: A Lone Star Legacy won the Texas Writers’ League Violet Award for non-fiction in 2008. She has appeared in numerous books, magazines, newspaper articles and has been a guest on two television shows in Austin, Texas on the making of religious quilts. She gives lectures and workshops nationally on quilts and the history of quilts in the United States, as well as judging quilt shows. In addition to her program, Marcia will have ten slots available for appraising quilts for a $45 appraisal fee. The barrel room at Wedding Oak Winery will host a portion of the show dedicated to art quilts. There will be a sample of pieces by a San Antonio fiber arts group as well as fiber artist Susan Hoppenworth’s 911 quilts, which were developed as a tribute to 911. Susan moved her mental health practice to New York following the twin towers attack to provide emergency counseling to the workers and nearby residents. Next door to the winery, the new J.C. Campbell Mercantile will be adorned with quilts hung from its mezzanine level. Vendors will be located at the Old Everett’s Furniture & Emporium Building. We will have on display “Celebration of Feathered Stars and Flowers” which placed 1st in the IQA Houston show last month. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for this quilt. The one day event is sponsored by the San Saba County Chamber of Commerce and will be held at various downtown locations between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For further information contact the Chamber office at 372-5141. Entry forms to submit a quilt may be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce office, City Hall, the Extension office, Wedding Oak Winery or the J.C. Campbell Mercantile, or by downloading a form at: sansabacountyquiltshow. or the Chamber web site. The deadline for entries is January 13, 2014.

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