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June 7, 2012

Quilters sought for the 60th Cherokee National Holiday

TAHLEQUAH — Quilters young and old are invited to showcase their unique designs this Labor Day weekend at Cherokee Nation’s quilt show at the 60th Cherokee National Holiday in Tahlequah.

Quilters can enter several categories, including hand pieced/hand quilted, machine pieced/hand quilted, machine pieced/machine quilted, youth quilting projects, baby quilts, paper pieced, appliqué, mixed technique and miscellaneous quilted items.  Cash awards will be given for best of show and first place winners. First, second and third place winners will receive ribbons.  

The show is free to enter and everyone is welcome to participate. The quilts will be available for public viewing on Friday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the old Sequoyah Schools gym.

Entry forms must be completed and received by the show coordinator no later than Wednesday, Aug. 22. All participants agree to leave their entries on display for the duration of the show.

For more information about the Cherokee National Holiday Quilt Show please contact Rhonda Stanley at 918-453-5598 or rhonda-stanley@cherokee.org.

The show is part of a full slate of events happening at the 60th Cherokee National Holiday, a festival that attracts more than 90,000 visitors annually to Tahlequah to celebrate the tribe’s signing of its 1839 constitution and an Act of Union that formally joined factions of the tribe into one nation. This year’s theme is “From one fire to a proud future.” Cherokee National Holiday showcases the best of Cherokee art, food, music, crafts, sports, culture and history and most events and attractions are free of charge.

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