Quilt festivals serious business

If you’re reading this column I guess I didn’t get fired. After I missed my deadline to hand in a column last week my editor and I bargained by text message for several minutes that Friday. He wanted to know how quickly I could get it into him and being up to my ears in […]

Aug. 20, 2008 Fair Results

Quilt Results Machine Quilted Quilts

08-02-08: Calendar

Today: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Rt. 66 Quilt and Fiber Art Show, Featured quilter – Martha Shafer, admission $2, children under 10 – no charge, demonstrations all day, Hoffman challenge Exhibit of Doll Collections, vendors from Texas and New Mexico, Senior Citizens Center, 523 South Third St.

Show to display 150 Quilts

TV Hagenah Little more than a generation ago, quilting was just a craft something that a person did to make a bed look a bit better, but it has become more than that and nowhere is that change of what quilting has become more evident than Tucumcari’s 2004 Quay-Z Quilters Quilt Show which will run […]

Show attracts worldwide quilters

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By Angela Peacock Visitors from Ohio, California, Hawaii and even Australia joined area quilt enthusiasts at the Tucumcari Convention Center Friday for the 10th annual Route 66 quilt show. Tucumcari’s Quay-Z-Quilters are hosting the event which ends Sunday afternoon. An estimated 300 quilts were donated to the show from area residents and quilt enthusiasts. Shirley […]

Stitching patterns of lasting friendships

By Angela Peacock The baseball playoffs are in full swing nationally, but Tucumcari’s favorite pastime this weekend is quilting. This weekend’s Tucumcari Route 66 Quilt Show is an opportunity for quilt enthusiasts to come together and share hand crafted creations while meeting new friends and fellow quilters. Tucumcari’s Quay-Z Quilters, organizers of the event, are […]

Children learn fine art of sewing from home ec teacher

Angela Peacock Stitching a sense of pride and accomplishment is what Lucy Nials believes children gain from attending her sewing classes. Nials, a retired Tucumcari home economics teacher, volunteers her time to teach sewing for more than one reason. She said not only does the activity give children a positive hobby to do in their […]