Weekend quilt shows in Annapolis to raffle Amish work, Colonial costumes ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY -- Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale


June 07, 1993|By LYN BACKE

At one point in my life I had the luxury of a sewing room that only occasionally did double duty as a guest room.

I could have four projects going at once, and close the door when I didn't want to look at it. During that period I made quilts -- mostly small ones for walls -- and I never tired of exploring new ways to look at color, or looking at other quilters' work.

I have put quilt-making on hold, but not quilt-looking. I'll have a chance to be totally self-indulgent this weekend, with not one but two quilt shows in Annapolis.

The 11th annual show of the Annapolis Quilt Guild is Saturday and Sunday at Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Road. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The Quilt Guild show includes quilting demonstrations both days, and a raffle for a handmade Amish quilt. Admission to the show is $3.

Information: 757-6913 or 956-2803.

* The second quilt show is the "Quilts and More" show at the Marriott Courtyard on Riva Road.

A feature of the show is the display of two glorious Colonial costumes, being raffled for the benefit of the Annapolis Opera. First prize in the raffle is your choice of the man's or woman's costume; second prize is the remaining one. There will be 15 other prizes, as well.

Quilts and More is aptly named: there will be five antique quilt dealers, small antiques, linens and laces, vintage jewelry, fine antique textiles, and a wide variety of quilt supplies and quilt art.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, with admission $1.

Information: Kathy Smith at 647-3503.


The Annapolis Striders honor Fathers Day on June 20 with a 10K race beginning at 8 a.m. at the Loch Haven Recreation Area in Edgewater. Early mail registration is $3 for Striders members, $4 for non-members. Race day registration, beginning at 7 a.m., is slightly higher. Entry forms can be requested by sending a SASE to Annapolis Striders, P.O. Box 187, Annapolis 21404.

The 6.2-mile race course loops out and back on rural residential asphalt roads with one significant hill. A half-mile kid's fun run and a marathon training clinic also will be held.

This Saturday, June 12, the Striders are sponsoring the first of the Junior Striders Track Series at Bates Track, Maryland Hall, at 6 p.m. There is no pre-entry. The series continues on June 26, July 10 and 24, and Aug. 7 and 21.


A significant challenge is present, and also significant potential danger, when injured or orphaned wildlife is found. Would you and your children know what to do, or whom to call?

Quiet Waters Park 1993 Environmental Lecture Series continues Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with "Emergency Care of Injured and Orphaned Wildlife."

Dianne Pearce, a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator and founder of the Chesapeake Wildlife Sanctuary, will present the program.

Registration is requested. There is a $1 fee to cover program costs.

Call Quiet Waters Park at 222-1777.


In the Jewish faith, it is the tradition to bury aged prayer books that are no longer usable. This ceremony will be part of the dedication of the Kol Ami Cemetery on Sunday, June 13, at 2 p.m.

The Kol Ami Cemetery is at Hillcrest Cemetery on Forest Drive in Annapolis.

All are welcome to participate. Information: Gail Kaplan Brickman at 269-6328.


A bit of a drive offers a great deal of fun, and maybe some history, this Friday and Saturday.

The Historic Annapolis Foundation will be auctioning donated items that are not appropriate for display, teaching or research at their three museum sites.

The auction begins at 11 a.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. on Saturday, at the Talbot County Community Center, Route 50, near Easton Airport.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to conserve items in the collection and to buy new objects that are needed to improve or enlarge the collection. Information: 267-7619.


St. Mary's Elementary School students will be treated to an assembly program of "Percussion Around the World" tomorrow. The program is sponsored by the Student Council through Young Audiences of Maryland.

The music will include pieces from Russia, the United States, Brazil and the West Indies. Students will hear the marimba, xylophone, a steel drum, a Revolutionary War drum, kettle drums, cymbals, and a vibraphone.


The county library is challenging children who are entering grades one to six this fall to read at least two books a week this summer. And they're making it extra fun with activities, special events, and prizes.

Children can register at their local library between June 14 and July 23, then record the books they read this summer in a log.

Library attractions include local author Richard Stack, Stories on Stage, magician Michael Chamberlin, the musical duo Magpie, and storyteller Marc Spiegel.

Schedules of events are available at all branch libraries.

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