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Library hosts annual miniature quilt show

Posted: Friday, May 3rd, 2013

EVANSTON — The Uinta County Library will host the ninth annual miniature quilt show on Saturday, May 4, including a presentation of local quilts and an artists’ reception.

The reception will begin at 2 p.m. with a talk by the talented Rebecca Alkire.

Alkire is one of Evanston’s most prolific quilters. She was introduced to the craft of quilting at the age of four. She was very disappointed that she could not go to school with her older brothers and sisters, and her mother devised the craft as a special activity.

Alkire has been quilting for 62 years, and still loves to hand quilt. She belongs to the Utah State Quilt Guild, the Wyoming State Quilt Guild, and the Closet Quilters of Evanston. For the ninth annual library quilt show, Alkire is bringing all the quilts she has made, including a fabulous white-on-white quilt with elaborate feather quilting, as well as her Apple Core quilt, which has a great story to go with it.

This presentation will be followed by a reception that will run until about 4 p.m., and will include an opportunity to see all of the quilts and meet many of the quilters.

“There are some beautiful quilts in this year’s show, and we’re very excited to see ReBecca Alkire’s personal quilt collection. Her antique quilt collection, when she was last here in 2011, was wonderful,” said Elizabeth Voss, marketing and events manager at the library. “We hope that people will take this opportunity to come out and see the presentation and these great examples of the talent in our community.”

The quilts will be on display in the library until the end of May. For more information, contact the Uinta County Library at (307) 783-0480.

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