Weekend quilt show to feature demonstrations and exhibits

NEIGHBORS

September 17, 1997|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

A CELEBRATION OF an American folk art will be the focus of a "Quilt Show Extravaganza" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Marley Middle School, 7730 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Admission is $3.

The event, sponsored by the Friendship Quilt Guild and the Eternal Quilt Guild, will feature demonstrations, exhibits and the social experience that defines the craft.

Lynn Kampe, co-chairwoman of the event and a member of Friendship Quilters, said quilts completed by the club members will be on display.

How long does it take to make a Glen Burnie quilt, you might wonder? "It depends on many things -- how big, how long and how much time you have. It could take a month or two, or it could take a year," Kampe said.

It also depends on whether the quilt is made by hand or by machine and how intricate the pattern.

The quilts of Rose Hahn, a renowned Westminster quilter and teacher, will be spotlighted in the Invitational Quilt display.

"Kitty's Corner" should also prove a highlight of the event, Kampe predicted. Baltimore resident Kitty Justh will display several pieces from her collection of older quilts purchased over the years at various estate auctions.

These demonstrations are scheduled for Saturday:

11 a.m.: "What Judges Look for in Winning Quilts," with Barbara Schafer.

1 p.m.: Martha Sulcer will demonstrate hand appliques.

2 p.m.: A new idea for hexagon quilts will be discussed by Estelle Brown.

3 p.m.: Candace Bell will demonstrate the unusual technique of "Prismatic Foil."

These demonstrations are scheduled Sunday:

Noon: Machine quilting with Pat Steiner.

1 p.m.: Betty Jo Bucich will demonstrate hand quilting.

2 p.m.: Examples of paper piecing with Nancy Mosner.

3: 30 p.m.: Frannie Mershorer of the Crooked Tree Hollow Doll Club will discuss doll collecting.

Club members will be on hand to answer visitor's questions about quilting and the guilds.

Both guilds meet the second Tuesday of each month. Eternal Quilters meet from 10 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. at St. Albans' Church, First at A streets. Friendship Quilters meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road, Linthicum.

Information: Kampe, 410-766-6010; Karen Ringrose, 410-553-6591.

Parents' night

Parents of students attending Glen Burnie High are invited to meet the faculty and staff at "Back to School Night" at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium.

Principal David Hill will greet parents and introduce the administrators and counselors. Parents will then be invited to follow an abbreviated version of their child's schedule to meet the teachers.

Members of the Parent-Teacher-Student Organization will be conducting a membership drive with a $5 fee per family.

Information: 410-761-8950.

Democratic Club meeting

Members of the District 32 Democratic Club will meet for their monthly meeting at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department.

A casual dinner will be served an hour before the meeting. The cost is $4 per person.

Membership information: Victor Sulin, 410-551-7349; Evelyn Kellner, 410-969-9325.

Pub Date: 9/17/97

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