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ITHACA, N.Y. — Tompkins County Quilters Guild reminds local quilters that July 28 is the last day to enter quilts in its 2017 Traditions and Beyond quilt show, scheduled for October 7 and 8, 2017, at the Tompkins Cortland Community College. The guild invites all quilters to submit their work for the show through an online entry system at

(Paper entries are acceptable; visit the website to learn how to find a paper entry form.) A small entry fee of $15 ($10 for guild members) covers the entry cost of four quilts, three pieces of wearable art, and four pieces of soft sculpture, for a maximum of 11 items per exhibitor.

The Traditions and Beyond quilt show will showcase traditional and modern quilts, as well as wearable art and soft sculpture; host a book sale and vendors mall; and include the Second Hand Rose Boutique, where attendees can purchase used quilts, wearable art, and quilting books and magazines. A highlight of the show is the drawing for our raffle quilt, Garden Sanctuary, a queen-sized quilt that was machine-pieced and hand-appliquéd by members of the guild. Andrea Gibb designed the quilt’s block, Tracy McLellan designed the appliquéd flowers, and Lorraine Benjamin of the Tangled Thread designed and created the quilting; all three women are guild members.

For more information or to purchase raffle tickets for the quilt, contact any guild member, visit, or call Karen Kindle at 607-793-5798.

The Tompkins County Quilters Guild was founded in 1974 in Ithaca, New York. With over 100 members, two meetings a month, and a large quilt show every other year, the guild enthusiastically embraces all forms of quilting. Our community service and education activities provide assistance and spread our love of quilting.

Featured image: “Quilt by Kathy Bittinger” by Steve Snodgrass is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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