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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2000

Quilt show includes demonstrations

JUNEAU - More than 150 quilts will be on display this weekend at the Capital City Quilters' annual show in Centennial Hall.

``We'll have a lot more demonstrators this year,'' said guild member Sally Dwyer. ``I'm going to be creating a quilt during the show on the wall behind me, so people will be able to see the process from start to finish.''

Dwyer said appliqueing, hand quilting and sewing will also be demonstrated. This is the third year Dwyer has organized the show with fellow quilter Joanne Wilder.

In addition to the display quilts, at least 20 quilts will be auctioned to benefit the 135-member guild. The group sponsors workshops, gatherings, quilting retreats and learning opportunities with local and guest quilters.

The quilt show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Ballroom Two at Centennial Hall. KTOO is sponsoring an arts and crafts show in an adjoining room at the same time.

``It's a nice tie-together,'' Dwyer said. ``It's all free. Last year 1,100 came to the show. We're hoping for more, especially kids with questions. We love for kids to come.''

Artisans sell work for radio station

JUNEAU - At least 18 local artisans and crafters will show their work Saturday in Centennial Hall at Art for Radio's Sake, a special event sponsored by KTOO-FM.

The show will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will benefit the Juneau-based public radio station.

Jewelry, glass art, photography, pottery, spruce roots baskets, handmade paper, turned wood, fiber arts, paintings and beadwork will be available.

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