Edmond Quilt Festival is set for July 25-26

The Edmond Quilt Guild show will feature more than 100 quilts and is expected to draw hundreds of viewers.
By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman Published: July 16, 2014
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Splendor, artistry and outright labors of love will be on display this month at Oklahoma Christian University as the Edmond Quilt Guild hosts a show expected to once again draw hundreds of viewers.

Edmond Quilt Festival 2014 will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 25-26 at the Gaylord University Center at Oklahoma Christian, 2501 E Memorial Road.

Show co-chairman Wendy Wells said people come to admire the work others are able to do with fabric, including the intricate designs some quilts have.

The guild, with about 200 members, sponsors the show once every two years.

Guild member Patti O’Neil said more than 900 people attended the 2012 show held at the University of Central Oklahoma.

“This is our fourth quilt show, and it has been more successful each time,” O’Neil said.

The admission fee is $7.

The event is a benefit for the club and also an outreach to the community on what quilting means.

“We use the funds to help bring in speakers and sponsor workshops,” Wells said.

Quilting is the art of sewing two or more layers of material together to make a thicker padded material.

“Quilting is very popular among both younger and older women and even some men,” O’Neil said.

Wells has seen evidence of it as well.

“Some of the quilt stores in the metro have been around for 30 or 40 years,” she said. “Quilting really appeals to all ages.”

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