Quilt show is 'sew-abration' of family

The coffee pot is on and the door is open to welcome everyone to a show that celebrates family heirloom quilts.

Diane Claassen, owner of Quilts and QuiltRacks, is sponsoring a "Fore the Love of Family" quilt show Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at her business at 130 N. Main, Hillsboro.

Anyone can enter a quilt with one stipulation — the quilts must be family heirlooms where they were given to or received by a family member.

Prizes will be awarded for the oldest family quilt — a written certified quilt appraisal (a $40 value), and $25 gifts certificates for the newest family quilt and people's choice quilt.

There is no cost to enter and no cost for viewing the entries. Each entrant will receive a $5 gift certificate.

No pre-registration for entering is required. Quilts may be entered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Wednesday).

From 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Carol Elmore, a certified quilt appraiser, will be on hand to provide verbal or written appraisals for a fee. Written appraisals are needed for insurance purposes or if a quilt is being sold through an estate.

A children's quilt block class will be held at 4:30 p.m. for a small fee. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Three classes are planned for Saturday — sweatshirt designs at 10 a.m., Log Cabin Heart Block at 11 a.m., and T-shirt quilt classes at 1 p.m. There is a small fee for each class to cover costs of materials.

For more information, contact Claassen at (620) 947-2222 or go to