Audrey Porter, left, and Kathryn Manwaring, right, face off in the championship "Pedal the Treadle" race during the Quilting on the Kenai show June 21. Manwaring won the contest, receiving an electric sewing machine from J&H Sewing and Vacumm Inc.
A group of women compete four at a time to pedal their way to the end of a 7.5-foot piece of fabric during the preliminary rounds of the contest. The treadle race reportedly was the first of its kind in this area, and 22 people participated, including several children.
Photos courtesy of Jess P. Tubbs Sr., president of J&H Sewing & Vacuum Inc.
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