Quilt Show and Quilt of Valor presentation planned in Chatsworth

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Debbie Davenport is the organizer of the Murray Arts Council Quilt Exhibit Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 19-20.

Murray Arts Council holds its fourth annual Quilt Exhibit Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 19-20. Everyone is invited to view locally made quilts (bed size, art quilts, wall hangings or miniatures), quilted clothing and other quilted items at the Murray Arts Council facility at 120 N. Third Ave. There is no admission fee.

There will be a special Quilt of Valor presentation to honor local veteran Cecilia Desilets on Sunday at 2 p.m. The quilt being presented to Desilets was pieced and quilted by local quilters.

"The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor," according to the organization. For more information about the Quilt of Valor Foundation, visit www.qovf.org.

The quilt show organizer is Chatsworth native, avid sewer and quilter Debbie Davenport. She will be showing some of her quilts as well as her collection of antique sewing machines and paraphernalia.

"We will have all levels and types of quilting in this show," said Davenport. "We want to show that anyone can quilt. You don't have to be an expert to create something meaningful. Of course, we have some expert quilters showing in this exhibit, but quilts are more about the emotion put into them and the thoughts and feelings they evoke than perfect craftsmanship. If this show inspires just one person to start quilting, then we will consider that a huge success!"

Exhibits hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit the Murray Arts Council's Facebook page or www.murray-arts.com.

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