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32nd Arthur Amish Country Quilt Show April 27-29 at the Otto Center

A variety of quilts will be displayed at the 32nd Annual Arthur Amish Country Quilt Show Thursday through Saturday, April 27-29, at the Otto Center (2056 County Road 1800 East) just one-half mile south of Arthur.

The show will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $5.00.

In addition to the quilts in the exhibit, close to another 100 pieces will be sold during the annual auction on Saturday, April 29 starting at noon.

Entries will be judged in each of five categories: Baby, Wall Hanging, Antique, Pieced (pieced machine quilted and pieced hand quilted), and Mixed Techniques.  Ribbons and gift certificates will be awarded for first, second, and third place in each category along with the Best of Show winner receiving a $100.00 gift certificate and all are redeemable for merchandise at participating Arthur merchants.  Visitors to the show will determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award ribbon.

Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle drawing to win a queen-size Double Wedding Ring quilt. The drawing will take place on Saturday afternoon.

In addition to the quilts on display, there will be a market/vendor area and a lunch stand with cheeseburgers and barbecue sandwiches, wraps, taco salads, cinnamon rolls, desserts, and drinks available by the Kitchen of Doris Yoder.

The Arthur Quilt Show has become the largest spring quilt exhibition in Illinois Amish Country. It attracts entries from all over Illinois, including many Amish-crafted quilts.

For more information on this year’s show you can call 217/543-2287.

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