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That’s it! I’ve had it! I Quilt!

Quilt Quest 2013

Toledo’s “Quilt Quest” to be Held May 11 and 12

“Quilt Quest (the search for the ‘Holey Quilt’)” will feature 250-300 quilts hung up and down Toledo’s Main Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12. Colorful and unique quilts will make bright banners both inside and outside the various shops along the street. This annual quilt show is sponsored by the Toledo Downtown Association.

A bed-turning (a display of antique quilts piled onto a bed) will take place at Quilters’ Cottage, 333 North Main Street in Toledo. Sellers also will be at this quilt shop with tickets for two raffle quilts: Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild’s “Baskets from Grandmother,” and “Garden Pink,” a raffle to benefit Samaritan House homeless family shelter.

A special exhibit of the work from the mother-daughter team of Phyllis Mitchell and Theresa Kessi will be shown at Brewster Gallery, also on Main Street. Quilting supply vendors, art quilts, and food stalls will be at Union Hall, one block west of Main Street near the Railroad Museum. In addition, some specially-marked quilts in the show are for sale.

Oregon Coastal Quilt Guild members will conduct quilt documentation at Quilters’ Cottage on Saturday, May 11. The purpose of the Oregon Coastal Quilt Guild’s Quilt Heritage Project is to make a written and photographic record of Lincoln County quilts. Quilt owners are invited to bring their heirloom treasures to a team of knowledgeable volunteers who record the quilt’s owner and maker data, physical condition, and information about the quilt’s design, construction, and age. Then the quilt is photographed alone and with the owner.

All quilts currently residing in Lincoln County are welcome, whether made in the county or not; a $5 per-quilt fee covers the costs associated with the documentation efforts. Appointments for documentation should be scheduled by calling Twy Hoch, 541-563-3899.

The “Holey Quilt” has been seen sitting on a stool at Holy Toledo. Its other whereabouts are still a mystery, but Quilt Quest attendees can be on the lookout.

In addition to the quilt show, Toledo will celebrate National Train Day on Saturday, May 11 and a Renaissance Fair both days.

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