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Tallac Association quilts ready

The Tahoe Tallac Association will present its third annual Valhalla Fine Quilt Exhibit Aug. 5 through Aug. 7. The exhibits and demonstration will take place in the Valhalla Grand Hall at the Tallac Historic Site, State Route 89 just past Camp Richardson Resort.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Admission is $4. Quilters are invited to exhibit their quilts and may contact the Tahoe Tallac Association at (530) 541-4975 for an entry form and more information.

The art of quilting began centuries ago, reaching a high degree of popularity in North America from the 17th through the 19th century. In the late 18th century the American quilt took on many distinctive features and soon became one of the icons of American folk art. In many families the legacy of quilting is passed on through many generations; girls would learn from mothers and grandmothers. At the Valhalla Fine Quilts Exhibit up to 60 gorgeous quilts of various techniques and sizes ranging from clothing to wall hangings and bed coverings will be displayed. Everyone who attends the exhibit will be able to nominate their favorite quilt for the people’s choice awards. Prizes will be awarded to the people’s choice in each of the categories of wall hangings, bed coverings and clothing.

While exhibiting at the Tahoe Historic Site, quilters will be working on projects throughout the day as they invite the public to watch a step-by-step process of quiltmaking and ask questions about the quilts and the quilting process. There will be hands-on demonstrations in the Viking Room at Valhalla.

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