An evening of elegance

Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2002

The central Kenai Peninsula may be about as far away from the modeling meccas of Paris and New York as you can get, but it will see some runway action of its own Saturday -- of the fashion, not airport, variety.

A wearable arts fashion show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Cook Inlet Academy on Kalifornsky Beach Road as part of the eighth annual Quilting on the Kenai event.

The fashion show will include trunk show garments from Anchorage, Fairbanks, the 2001 Hoffman Challenge, guest instructor Diane Ericson and Linda McGeehee. Garments from about 30 area quilters will be featured in the show as well, including three pieces that were displayed in the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's 2001 summer art show, "2001: A Fish Odyssey."

Two of the area quilters with garments in the show will be Lila Krohn and Carol Simons, both of Soldotna. Krohn will display "Man/Woman/Life," a garment that has been selected as a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Quiltfest.


"Man/Woman/Life," by Lila Krohn

Krohn's piece was one of 224 quilts and wearable art pieces selected as a finalist from the 600 entries sent in from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon and Western Canada. The final judging in the contest will be in August.

Simons' garment, titled "Serendipity," won third place in the 2001 Hoffman Challenge and is part of the Hoffman Challenge's trunk show.

The fashion show will be catered this year and is expected to last about 1 1/2 hours. Admission is $7. For more information, call Robin Place Fabrics at 262-5438.

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