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20160220 RGV Quilt Guild Show BA 0050 Best of ShowThe 33rd annual Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild Show is Jan. 27-28 at the South Padre Island Convention Center, located at 7355 Padre Blvd.

“Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow A Salute to the Beatles” is this year’s theme, which should create some interesting quilt designs. The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $10 a day or $15 for both days. 

In addition to the quilts on display to be judged, there will be vendors with sewing supplies, materials, sewing equipment and the latest in quilting machines.  There will be speakers teaching specialized skills and demonstrations of quilting techniques. There will be door prizes and a raffle quilt, which is referred to as the Opportunity Quilt. This year’s quilt is Jamestown Landing; the pattern was created by Bonnie Hunter.

There are several different categories to be judged. Wall Hanging category includes any entry that is pieced, embroidered, appliqued, whole cloth, hand or machine quilted that is designed to be hung on a wall.

Quilts may be crib size, lap size, twin, full, queen or king sizes, depending on their measurements.

Apparel and Personal Accessories include clothing, jackets, christening gowns, skirts, vests, and accessories such as purses, bags, totes, shoes slippers and hats.

Home Décor includes items such as placemats, table runners, potholders, dolls, fabric bowls, and children’s toys.

There is also a Challenge item to make a quilt of no more that 144 inches total perimeter (usually a 36” by 36” square).  The quilt must be inspired by a Beatle song or any Beatle representation including guitar, drums, hair, music, etc. Each must be labeled with the song or inspiration that helped create the quilt.

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