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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Come Join The Fun In The First Quilt Walk In Old Town San Diego State Historical Park

Join the fun on July 21, 2012 to see a wide variety of colorful, quilts that will be on display throughout the  Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.  This will be the first quilt walk in this historic park and it is part of  of Stagecoach Days: Celebrating the West on the Move -- a summer series of special living history demonstrations and activities.  Certainly a fun time to visit Old Town, and for those coming from out of the area, a great time to visit San Diego!  Our Old Town is close to the San Diego Airport, trolley access and is home to some wonderful restaurants and historical attractions. It is also close to Sea World, the famous San Diego Zoo, beaches, quilt shops and more....making it a perfect place to vacation for the entire family.

During this event they'll be many quilts on exhibit of vintage and traditional patterns,  in and outside the museums, in the plaza, and at various businesses in the park. Enjoy a free guided or self-guided tour, try your hand at quilting, and participate in a drawing for a unique quilt made especially for the event.

The highlight of the day will be at 3:30 pm when the Civil War Challenge Quilt Drawing will be held. This quilt was made by the Old Town Historic Quilt Guild (OTHQG). State Park staff and volunteers submitted blocks for the quilt back in March. They had to use a required Civil War era reproduction fabric to create their choice of a Civil War era quilt block. All fabrics used to complete their block had to be Civil War reproductions. There are 24 individual blocks surrounded by a hand-pieced blue border. The quilt was hand quilted by the members of the OTHQG. Raffle tickets for the quilt are being sold at the Robinson-Rose 
Visitor Information Center in the park: $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5. The money raised from this raffle will go toward the purchase of an 1860s treadle sewing machine to enhance the interpretation and educational activities provided by the OTHQG for park visitors.

In addition to the quilt walk, many other activities will be occurring on this day that will celebrate the labors and leisure activities of the “Women of the West.” There will be food preparation, cheese making, spinning, dyeing, weaving, quilting, and soap making demonstrations.

For more information about the Quilt Walk and the Quilt Raffle go to www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego or contact:

Frances McMeeken
Old Town Historic Quilt Guild Lead
email:  fmcmeeken@parks.ca.gov

Free for all Visitors
Date: July 21, 2012
Event Time: 12 to 4 pm
Drawing time: 3:30 pm

Raffle Ticket prices: $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5
Location: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Information: 619-220-5422 
Webpage: www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego
Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/OldTownSD

Also, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is also hosting

dates:  July 14th, 21st, 28th and August 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
This is a fun time to celebrate travel in the days of horse drawn stagecoaches!

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Dana Gaffney said...

This sounds like fun, I like the idea of walking in a park for a quilt show.

wackywoman said...

This sounds like a lot of fun. What could be better than an outdoor quilt show?

Joanna said...

Are you lucky, or what! What a nice way to spend an afternoon.