Quilt Show kicks off at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

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RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Black Hills Quilters Guild worked hard to prepare for the annual Quilt Show, which started Friday and lasts all weekend.

The Quilt Show is being held at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Quilt enthusiasts and vendors are showcasing their best work, competing in contests, and simply having a wonderful time! A lot of work goes into preparing 450 quilts - and counting - for the show.   

“It was a little hectic yesterday when the final details came together,” said Guild member Mary Ann Clark. “It’s all here. We’re really happy and it will be a fun show.”

(From left: Mary Ann Clark, Lynette Mart, Shari West-Twitero)

There will be an opportunity for beginners to learn how to quilt. According to Chairman of the Quilt Show, Lynette Mart, experienced quilters will guide participants at a booth full of sewing machines. Fabric will also be available for purchase. It all goes to help Project Warmth, which provides quilts for people in need, including fire victims and children receiving medical treatment.

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While there are plenty of events at the show, the Guild never forgets to give back to people or organizations in need. Guild member Shari West-Twitero says there will also be a silent auction at the show.

“Since 2005, the guild has chosen Hospice of the Hills as a beneficiary of their silent auction,” West-Twitero said. “Over the years, we raised over $29,000. We’re hoping for another great year.”

Further details are available at the guild’s website.

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