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Blueberry Festival of Quilts offers hand-made work of art as raffle prize

The Nacogdoches Quilters Guild will present its Blueberry Festival of Quilts Show beginning Friday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fredonia Hill Baptist Church, 1711 South St., approximately 1.5 miles south of downtown Nacogdoches. The show is held every two years, and is a part of the Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford-Lincoln.

"The judged show will include approximately 125 beautiful quilts and quilted items, a merchant mall and a country store," quilters guild member Charlene Chumley said. "Prize ribbons will be awarded in several categories, including a Blue and White category in honor of the blueberry festival."

Admission is $5 and is good for both days. A "donation quilt" made by several members of the guild is a grand raffle prize (see quilt pictured below), and the winner will be chosen at the close of the show. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Love INC and Nacogdoches Treatment Center. Raffle tickets are available now for $1 each or 6 tickets for $5.

"It's an extra special show this year. Nacogdoches is celebrating its 300-year-anniversary, and we are holding our 10th quilt show," Chumley said.

Nacogdoches Quilters Guild meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. New members and visitors are always welcome. Contact Carolyne Moore at 936-553-8323 or email nacogdochesquiltguild@yahoo.com for more information about the guild.

For more information about the 27th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford-Lincoln set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 11 in downtown Nacogdoches, contact the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce at 936-560-5533 or go to www.TexasBlueberryFestival.com.

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