Quilting on the Kenai begins today

Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2003


Viewer's Choice Quilt Show. The quilt show is at Cook Inlet Academy on Kalifornsky Beach Road from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5. The quilt show includes displays, vendor booths, demonstrations, door prizes, workshops and gifts, antiques, needlework and quilts for sale.

Quilt Walk. Eight Soldotna businesses will display a quilt in their stores today, Friday and Saturday. Participants can pick up a passport card at Robin Place Fabrics and take it with them as they visit the stores to view the quilts. If they get their passport stamped at every store and return it to Robin Place Fabrics or the quilt show, it will be entered in a drawing for prizes donated by the businesses displaying the quilts.

Treadle Race. Quilting on the Kenai will host its first treadle race, sponsored and run by Jesse Tubbs of J & H Sewing and Vacuum at 1 p.m. Saturday. Participants will compete to see who can sew the fastest using old-style foot-powered treadle sewing machines. The winners will receive prizes from J & H. Age categories are kids up to 12-years-old, teens from 13- to 18-years old and adults. The winner in the adult category will receive an electric sewing machine. Those interested need to sign up by noon Saturday in order to participate.

Art to Wear Fashion Show. The show is at 7:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Bible Chapel in Soldotna. Admission is $7.

Demonstrations and lectures

Thursday main floor

11 a.m. Fabric fold coaster/pincushions by Lily Huebsch

Noon How to make your computer a friend of your sewing machine by Jerie Best

1 p.m. Flying geese and triangle half square borders: sew a fold on the roll by Brenda Cook

2 p.m. Machine applique by Marie Lee

3 p.m. Silk ribbon embroidery by Ann Lillian Schell

4 p.m. Quick corner templates by PM Quilting

Friday main floor

11 a.m. Petal play by Barb Steckel

Noon How to make your computer a friend of your sewing machine by Jerie Best

1 p.m. Braided rug technique by Sharon Vanderzanden

2 p.m. "Fanciful fandango" fabric folding by Jan Wallace

3 p.m. Hardanger embroidery by Sherry Bradshaw

4 p.m. Quick corner templates by PM Quilting

Saturday - main floor

Noon Basic sewing machine care by Jesse Tubbs, check listing for location

2 p.m. The Applique Society by Beth Schroer

3 p.m. Hand quilting and needle turn applique by Suze Brown

Judy Niemeyer, a quilt designer and teacher, will give 45-minute demonstrations based on her quilt designs Friday and Saturday at the Robin Place Fabrics booth. Quilt show visitors can check for demonstration times and topics at the Robin Place Fabrics booth.


Rachel Clark will teach a wearable arts class Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday from 1 to 7:30 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $225, and the class is limited to 20 participants.

Judy Niemeyer will teach a workshop on foundation paper piecing from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, for a cost of $150. The class is limited to 20 people. Niemeyer will be available at the Robin Place Fabrics shop today to help students of her workshop choose their fabrics.

A workshop on making a patriotic grace runner, designed by Letitia Hutching of Mount Redoubt Designs, will be taught by Brenda Clyde from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. today and again from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The class costs $35.

Registration forms for these workshops can be obtained at Robin Place Fabrics.

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