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Fort Quilters prepare for their annual show

The Fort quilt show

The Fort Quilters will display their work around the walls of the Fort Museum on Saturday and Sunday during their annual show.

The Fort Quilters will showcase the craft of quilting Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12 during the
14th annual Quilt Show and Heritage Festival at The Fort — Museum of the North West Mounted Police.
Quilts created by members of the Fort Macleod guild and other quilters will be displayed on the walls of the museum during the show.
“Every year the quilts are different and spectacular,” said Dee Coma of the Fort Quilters.
The Fort Quilters have an open invitation to quilters to display their work, with quilters from the nearby district, Calgary and other locations taking them up on the offer.
“As a rule we get between 150 and 170 quilts and I think we should get that again this year,” Coma said. “People lend us their quilts from all over the place.”
One of the highlights of the quilt show is the raffle of a hand-made quilt prepared by the Fort Quilters.
The 2012 show will feature quilting demonstrations and the sale of pictures, frames and jewellery.
The Fort Quilters specialize in hand-quilting, making their work popular with the public.
“We are a bastion of tradition here,” Coma said.

Heritage Festival
The Fort Museum will also stage its annual heritage festival this weekend.
There will be displays and demonstrations by various vendors, a scavenger hunt and musical entertainment.
Indian tacos and cake will be served.
The Mounted Patrol will also perform the Musical Ride at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and the Fort Museum’s popular goats will be around to visit