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Apr 23, 2014   04:20 PM

Apr 23, 2014   04:18 PM
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Sue Reich noted quilt historian is coming to Abilene for the Stars Over Abilene Quilt Show on June 13-14, 2014. Ms Reich brings with her a collection of vintage signature quilts. Signature quilts are inked, stamped, or embroidered with names. They are a historical document recording those belonging to a family, community or organization. 

A ladies group or club, church members, or other organization might create a signature quilt as a token of friendship presented to a leader or departing member. Signature quilts are also created to raise funds. Donations are collected for each signature and often the quilt is then raffled off to raise even more money. A current variation of the signature quilts is a prayer quilt with signed blocks that serve as a visual reminder of family and friends lifting them up in prayer given to someone facing serious illness or other need.

The quilts in the Sue Reich collection can be viewed throughout the Abilene Quilt Show. Free Walkthrough Talks of the signature quilts will be conducted Friday at 11:00am and 5:00pm (approximately 20 minutes in length) and Saturday at 1:00 and 4:00pm. Saturday, June 14, 11:00-12:00 noon Sue Reich will present a lecture including a slide show of representative quilts that feature signatures. This will be followed by a private walk through of the signature quilts displayed on the floor of the quilt show. Cost for this lecture is $5.00. 

So what's in a name? In the case of signature quilts it signifies a slice of history and social interaction. In many ways they can be an early version of today's Facebook friends list! You are invited to "like" the 20th Stars Over Abilene Quilt show Friday June 13 10:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday June 14 10:00 to 5:00 pm.

If there is a signature quilt in your collection the Abilene Quilters Guild would love to have it included in the Stars Over Abilene quilt show at the Abilene Civic Center downtown. Contact Shaula Patton at 325 893 4699 for entry information.

Ms Reich will also present a workshop entitled the History of Quilting Timeline on Friday June 13 from 1:00-4:00pm. This workshop is a historic look at quilting which includes a bed turning of representative vintage works. $20

Apr 23, 2014   04:17 PM

Rowena t-ball registration will be held May 7th at St. Joseph Parrish hall following CCD. Children ages 3-6 as of June 1st are eligible to play. Cost of registration is $15. Our practice will be held Sunday June 1st at 6:30 and games will be Mondays and Wednesdays beginning June 4th and ending on June 25th. If you are unable to attend on May 7th forms are available at The Treadmill in Ballinger. If you have any questions feel free to contact amber Franke at 718-8150 or Elizabeth Cook at 718-9678

Apr 23, 2014   04:16 PM

Winters Head Start is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. To schedule an application appointment please call 325-754-4325. Head Start slots fill up quickly so the sooner you call to complete your application the better!

Apr 09, 2014   04:11 PM

Allstate agency owner earns prestigious service designation

Abilene Texas – As a business leader and involved citizen in the Abilene area, Allstate Exclusive Agency Owner Rondall Sanders of Sanders Allstate Insurance Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed on less than 48 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country. This designation is being presented to Allstate Rondall Sanders for his outstanding business performance and commitment to putting customers at the center of his agency’s work.

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