Pateros plans quilt show during Apple Pie Jamboree

Veterans quilts carry a patriotic theme.

PATEROS — The 20th annual “Quilts in the Park” quilt show will be Saturday, July 21, during the Apple Pie Jamboree.

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Memorial Park. Admission is free.

Columbia River Quilt Guild will bring together quilts and quilters to display their talents and to share the love of quilting, organizers said.

The guild is accepting quilt entries for display in the quilt show. Quilts may be dropped off from 8-9 a.m. at the guild’s booth at the end of the vendor section in the park or owners may arrange to get them to a guild member before Saturday. Quilts must be picked up between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday.

This year’s raffle quilt is “Libby’s Log Cabin,” done in reds, browns, blues and creams. Proceeds benefit the Bridgeport Fire Department.

The winner’s name will be drawn at 4 p.m. Saturday; the winner need not be present to win.

Guild members will display projects and shopping bags and other items will be sold to help with the cost of project fabric.

One of the projects is making and giving quilts to local veterans.

At 11 a.m., after the parade, the guild will be presenting quilts to three area veterans on the jamboree stage, which is next to the river near the pie sales shelter. Honorees are Glenn Farrington, Brewster; Pat McFadden, Bridgeport, and Wayne Maitland, Pateros.

The group also plans to present a quilt to a Mansfield veteran on Veterans Day in November.

Columbia River Quilt Guild members are from all over the area. Members meet first Wednesday of every month for lunch and a meeting. New members are welcome.

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