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Reception for Patchwork Pals quilters held at CCAC

  • Joyce Laffe talks about her quilt “Midnight Bling” at an artist’s reception at the CCAC on Friday. Laffe said the black metallic fabric “definitely makes this quilt shine.” She used two layers of batting, 80/20 poly and 100 percent wool to provide extra loft to enhance the quilting.

  • Collette Schmidtke talks about her quilt, “Fly Away Home” at an artist reception at the CCAC on Friday. (Press photo James Grob.)

  • An Iowa/Iowa State quilt, by quilt maker Julie DeBower, which she made for her dad, who has two grandchildren who graduated from Iowa State and two other grandchildren who graduation from University of Iowa. The quilt is on display this month at the CCAC. (Press photo James Grob.)

  • Patrons look at “Quilt of Valor,” by quilt maker Sue Heitbrink, at a reception at the CCAC on Friday. (Press photo James Grob.)

By James Grob,

“Quilts For All Seasons” will be on display for the month of October at the Charles City Arts Center. The exhibit features the quilting work of the Patchwork Pals Quilt Guild in Charles City. Patchwork Pals, currently 38 members strong, is traditionally featured at the CCAC every other October. There was a reception for the quilters on Friday at the CCAC.