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Harvest of Quilts brings 75 entrants to Rosalia


August 8, 2019

Seventy-five colorful quilts were displayed in downtown Rosalia Saturday, July 27. Most were hung outside at various locations along Main Street, but those in specific categories were displayed at designated sites. Youth quilts adorned the library's porch. Heritage quilts were displayed at Pinewood Cottage. Quilts of local historical interest were featured in the Budding Rose Gallery, and small wall hangings were at the Red Brick Café.

Rosalia's Texaco Station served as show headquarters and information center. Programs, people's choice ballots, theme suggestions and quilt block bingo cards were distributed. The station's volunteer host, Mike Day, sold raffle tickets for the quilt that was made by show director Marianne Morkve.

Representatives of the Washington State Quilters Guild and Spokane Valley Quilt Guild also spent the day at the station to share information and sell raffle tickets for their organizations.

Refreshments and shopping were available in the community building. Coffee, lemonade, banana bread and cookies were served in the entry. The multi-purpose center became a mini-mall for four vendors: Home Grown Quilts from Grangeville, Idaho; Washington shops Experience Quilts! from Odessa; Oregon Trail Quilt Company from Spokane Valley, and Rather B's from Pomeroy.

Ribbons were awarded in four categories. The Director's choice was "Aunt Eva and Ermie's Scrap Quilt" which was quilted and submitted by Becky Clark. The people's choice for an adult quilt was Pat Waller's "Star Spangled Sampler." Rylee Morkve's "1st Quilt" was the people's choice of the youth quilts. The mayor's choice was Penni Barringer's "Postage Size Quilt."

Looking ahead to 2020 Harvest of Quilts will be July 25. Information about planning meetings will be available at Harvest of Quilts Quilt Show on Facebook. Morkve can be reached through the Rosalia Chamber of Commerce which supports the quilt show.



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