September 18, 2014

Quilt enthusiasts make the trip to Standish for annual quilt show

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Lynda Stawowy, of Sterling, takes a look at a pattern on a quilt that Carol Lasure, of Sterling is pointing out to her.
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Art center director Gail Schmidt has a laugh with Bay City’s Peggy and Tom Majchrzak as Peggy fills out a raffle ticket.
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Sterling resident Sue Trudell leans in to read the description of a quilt.
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John Oates, of Pinconning, has a brief conversation with Marty Bell, who had just arrived at the show. Bell is from St. Charles.
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This first-place quilt in the large wall hanging category was created by 7-year-old Standish resident Chloe Haskins.
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Marilyn Guigar, of Alpena, and Patty Jaqua, of Harrisville, check out some of the quilts.
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Patti Hann, of National City, and Deb Ricci, of Whittemore, discuss the designs of the quilts they are looking at.
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Shirley Prior and Nancy Wise, of Midland, take a look at some of the quilts draped throughout the art center. Nancy was also a competitor and won two first-place ribbons at the show.
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The Northeast Michigan Art Council’s 24th annual quilt show at the Standish Art Center drew people from all over the state. The show, which kicked off Jan. 25 and continues Jan. 26, gave quilters from the region a chance to show off their skills and compete for ribbons. Several different categories of quilts were on display, including large and small quilts, wall hangings and more. Refreshments and raffle tickets sold during the show. The quilt show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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