WICHITA — The Common Threads Quilt Show 2012 will be held June 21-23 at the Century II Exhibition Hall in Wichita. This year marks the 15th year for the biennial quilt show presented by the Prairie Quilt Guild. The guild, which includes over 700 members from Wichita and surrounding areas, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012 and expects to host over 5,000 guests who will view over 500 quilts.
A special feature of this year’s exhibit will be the presentation of Quilts of Valor to several Kansas veterans. Also featured will be an Opportunity Quilt titled “Autumn Splendor” that won the 2011 Kansas State Fair Best of Show, an auction of miniature quilts, and workshops at no charge demonstrating new techniques for quilters.
Special quilt exhibits include the Kansas Long Arm Quilters, Student Quilts from local schools awarded Education Grants by Prairie Quilt Guild, charity quilts made for tornado survivors or residents of hospitals, and the Hoffman Challenge, a traveling, juried exhibit sponsored by Hoffman California Fabrics.
Tickets are $10 or a three-day pass for $15, and can be purchased at the door, by phone (316-219-4849) or at www.wichitatix.com. No strollers or children under 6. Detailed information is available at www.wichitaquiltshow.com.