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Great Adirondack Quilt Show returning to the Adirondack Museum Sept. 25

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - The second annual Great Adirondack Quilt Show will be held at the Adirondack Museum Saturday, Sept. 25.

Nearly 50 contemporary quilts will be displayed in the museum's Roads and Rails building from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The show is part of the Adirondack Fabric and Fiber Arts Festival and is included in the price of general museum admission.

All of the quilts and wall hangings in the show are made after 1970 and are true Adirondack quilts.

"The natural beauty of the Adirondack region has inspired the design of each," said Adirondack Museum marketing director Susan Dineen. "Communities from Piseco to Dickinson Center to Diamond Point to Watertown, and many towns in between are represented."

The show will include quilts made from published designs, original compositions, hand and machine quilted, a few tied comforters, and wall hangings using modern layered fabric techniques.

"Some of the makers featured are truly 'quilt artists' with resumes listing the prestigious shows that they have done," said Dineen. "Others are Grandmas who have lovingly fashioned special quilts for their grandchildren."

In addition, there will be a mini-exhibit of the textile production of five generations of the Flachbarth family of Chestertown. From an 1877 sampler made in Czechoslovakia by Julia Michler Flachbarth to a contemporary quilt representing Yankee Stadium, the exhibit is a fascinating tour of textile history as interpreted by a single family.

The Great Adirondack Quilt Show is organized by museum curator Hallie E. Bond. For information, call 352-7311 or visit www.adirondackmuseum.org.

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