Challenge under way for airing of the quilts

Organizers are gearing up for this year’s Airing of the Quilts Challenge on May 12 in Franklin.

Quilters must create a wall hanging incorporating one or more of the Macon County Quilt Trail blocks somewhere in the design. The competition gives area quilters an opportunity to showcase their talents.

“The purpose of this challenge is to see how our Macon County Quilt Trail blocks can be used creatively in another medium,” said Deb Heatherly, president of the Macon County Quilt Trail organization.

The wall hanging may be pieced, appliquéd, embroidered, thread painted or any combination of these techniques.

Deadline to enter is May 10. Entries will be judged on May 11 and shown during the Second Annual Airing of the Quilts on May 12.

Up to three entries per person are allowed, and there is an entry fee of $8 per quilt. A cash award and grand prize ribbon will be given to the overall winner. The challenge is open to quilters from Macon and other counties.

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