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Valhalla to show its colors

The Tahoe Tallac Association will sponsor the third annual Valhalla Fine Quilt Exhibit Aug. 5 to Aug. 7.

The exhibits and demonstration is scheduled in Valhalla Grand Hall at the Tallac Historic Site, State Route 89 just past Historic 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. Monday and Tuesday. Admission is $4 per person.

Quilters are invited to exhibit their quilts. For an entry form and more information call the Tahoe Tallac Association at (530) 541-4975 or 1-888-632-5859.

The art of quilting began centuries ago, reaching a high degree of popularity in North America from the 17th through the 18th centuries. 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, where girls would learn from grandmothers and mothers.

Up to 60 gorgeous quilts of various techniques and sizes ranging from clothing to wall hangings to bed coverings will be displayed at the exhibit.

Everyone who attends will be able to nominate their favorite quilt for the people’s choice awards. There will be prizes awarded to the people’s choice in each of the categories: wall hangings, bed coverings and clothing. There also will be raffle and door prizes.

While exhibiting at the Tallac Historic site, quilters will be working on projects throughout the day. They invite the public to watch a step-by-step process of quiltmaking and ask questions about the process.

At noon and 2 p.m. on Aug. 5 two showings of “How to Make an American Quilt” will take place in the Valhalla Boathouse Theater. A unfinished object workshop is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Viking Room at Valhalla.

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