11th annual quilt show on display at Harvey House Museum in Belen

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About 60 quilts, which will be donated to local organizations, will hang from walls and splayed across carpeted floors at the Harvey House Museum, on 104 North First St. in Belen, beginning Saturday, July 28.

Abigail R. Ortiz-News-Bulletin photo: The New Mexico Quilter’s Association will be holding its 11th annual exhibit of Community Service Quilts at the Harvey House Museum from Saturday, July 28, to Saturday, Aug. 25. About 60 quilts will be on display for attendees.

The state’s largest quilting guild, New Mexico Quilters Association, will be holding its 11th annual exhibit of Community Service Quilts for attendees to view until the exhibit ends on Saturday, Aug. 25.

“Quilting is much more than an art form or something to keep us warm. It’s a way to stay connected with the women who came before us and there’s something special about that,” said NMQA president June Romero.

Quilting demonstrations will be held each Saturday throughout the exhibit, including NMQA’s Community Service demonstrating “Scrap Happy,” NMQA’s Quilting Threads of Friendship presenting their quilts during a show and tell, Rio Rancho’s Judy Lawson will display her quilts as “A Newcomer to the Quilting World,” Ruth Moran from Valencia Valley Quilters will show “We’ll Dye for You,” and NMQA’s Community Service presenting quilting projects.

Raffle tickets for the 2012 Balloon Fiesta Quilt, hand crafted with more than 1,500 hours from NMQA members, will be available at the museum and NMQA monthly meetings at the University of New Mexico’s Continuing Education building in Albuquerque.

The winner will be chosen by meteorologist Steve Stucker from Eyewitness News 4 on Sunday, October 14.

Tickets for one entry are $2 or three entries for $5. Funds raised through the ticket sales will benefit the museum and Roadrunner Food Bank.


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