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Festival of Quilts set at Vincennes University

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Grouseland Foundation will host the fourth Festival of Quilts at Green Activity Center on the campus of Vincennes University Oct. 10-11.

The festival will feature exhibitors, quilting classes, shopping opportunities and more.

The center will be filled with quilts ranging from bed-size to wall hangings. Examples of hand and machine quilting will be on display.

Entry to the festival is $5.

Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., both days.

This year, exhibitor Jan Lucas-Grimm, Columbus, Ind., will be on hand. Lucas-Grimm is a direct descendant of both president Harrisons.

An accomplished author, actress and author, she will be exhibiting paintings of quilts.

Featured this year are the entries to the Old Tippecanoe Quilt Block Challenge.

Quilters Magazine and its editor, Laurette Koserowski, partnered with Grouseland to sponsor the national quilt book challenge.

The challenge honors William Henry Harrison and commemorates the 2011 bicentennial of the Battle of Tippecanoe.

Prizes of $500 for the best-pieced block and $500 for the best appliqué block will be awarded during the show.

Following the festival, all the entries will become part of the historic collection of quilts at Grouseland.

A program, "Quilts -- Then and Now," presented by Lucille Dillon and Amish friends of Daviess County, will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11.

There is no charge for the program presentation.

Classes in appliqué will be taught by Judy Morton, Newburgh, and hand quilting by Renee Darkis, Vincennes, will take place Friday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m., and again on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 9:30 a.m.

The classes will last for two hours and are $20 each.

Space is limited for the classes and reservations may be made by calling Grouseland at 812-882-2096.

Lunch will be available both days from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., for $7 per person at the DAR Chapter House, located next to Green Activity Center.

For more information, call 812-882-2096 or e-mail Grouseland@sbcglobal.net.

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