WOW show features work of area quilters

“Home Grown, Home Sewn” opens Jan. 14

Contributed Photo “Down Below the Ocean,” a quilt by Dar Borchardt, will be among the quilts and wall hangings in the “Home Grown, Home Sewn” show at Walls of Wittenberg this month.

The “Home Grown, Home Sewn” quilt show is back.

Walls of Wittenberg is again sponsoring a unique quilt and wall hanging show this January, featuring about 40 quilts from quilters from the greater Wittenberg area.

The free exhibition is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Jan. 14 through Jan. 29 at the WOWSPACE, 114 Vinal St., Wittenberg.

Quilts in the nonjuried show were selected for their design, creativity, color and detailed sewing. At least 15 quilters are expected to participate.

A new feature of the show will include ongoing demonstrations each weekend showing a variety of quilting techniques by local quilters.

Some of the topics for demonstrations will include working with 1930s reproduction fabrics, 1/2 square and 1/4 square triangles, machine piecing, free-motion quilting, hand quilting, Grandma’s Flower Garden handwork, fabric painting, wool applique, reverse applique, needle turn applique and more.

The presenters include Mary Koeppel, Marge Mech, Dar Borchardt, Marge Beine, Sharon Stachnik, Fran Grabko and Donna Suwyn.

Guests will be able to observe, share, learn and ask questions.

Guests may also vote for their favorite quilts. Three best of show awards will be presented.

A boutique of smaller quilted items will be available for purchase.

AT A GLANCE

WHAT: “Home Grown, Home Sewn” quilt and wall hanging show

WHERE: WOWSPACE, 114 Vinal St., Wittenberg

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 14-15, Jan. 21-22, Jan. 28-29

FYI: Free exhibit. Three demonstrations each weekend. For information, call 715-253-3525.

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