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Apr 23, 2014   04:27 PM

Sue Reich noted quilt historian is coming to Abilene for the Stars Over Abilene Quilt Show on June 13-14, 2014. Ms Reich brings with her a collection of vintage signature quilts. Signature quilts are inked, stamped, or embroidered with names. They are a historical document recording those belonging to a family, community or organization. 

A ladies group or club, church members, or other organization might create a signature quilt as a token of friendship presented to a leader or departing member. Signature quilts are also created to raise funds. Donations are collected for each signature and often the quilt is then raffled off to raise even more money. A current variation of the signature quilts is a prayer quilt with signed blocks that serve as a visual reminder of family and friends lifting them up in prayer given to someone facing serious illness or other need.

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Apr 23, 2014   03:37 PM

Apr 23, 2014   03:25 PM

Rowena t-ball registration will be held May 7th at St. Joseph Parrish hall following CCD. Children ages 3-6 as of June 1st are eligible to play. Cost of registration is $15. Our practice will be held Sunday June 1st at 6:30 and games will be Mondays and Wednesdays beginning June 4th and ending on June 25th. If you are unable to attend on May 7th forms are available at The Treadmill in Ballinger. If you have any questions feel free to contact amber Franke at 718-8150 or Elizabeth Cook at 718-9678

Apr 23, 2014   03:22 PM

Ballinger Head Start is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. To schedule an application appointment please call 325-365-4081. Head Start slots fill up quickly so the sooner you call to complete your application the better!

Apr 23, 2014   03:20 PM

The Mid-West Texas Artists Guild will hold their seventh annual Miniature Art Show and Sale on Saturday, April 26, in conjunction with the Ethnic Festival. This will be held at the Do-Art Studio at 108 South Ninth Street. Hours will be from 10: 00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
This is an area wide show with entries from Abilene, San Angelo, Coleman, Winters, Brownwood, Llano among other places. This is an opportunity for us to bring people into our community.
A raffle is being held in conjunction with the show and raffle tickets will be available until 4:00 p.m. Saturday. This years raffle is for a miniature painting of a bird which has been painted by Lue Kraatz, a member of M-WTAG. She does such an excellent depiction of colorful birds that she has acquired the name "The Bird Lady."
On Thursday, April 24, patrons will have an opportunity to attend a Blue Star Purchase preview sale. The opportunity is presented for purchase of select miniature paintings for the nominal fee of $50. This is a great opportunity to add to your collection or get a special gift for someone. Hours for this event are from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
If you are interested in the Blue Star Purchase, please contact any guild member. This will be the second year for the Blue Star Purchase, but is similar to the Purchase Awards that were held before.
Prints and cards of members paintings will also be for sale at this time.
We will be signing up for art camp throughout the day on Saturday. If you have a student who is interested in learning about art, please get their name on the list. There is limited space and it fills up fast.
We invite everyone with an interest in art to please join us on Saturday, April 26, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The award presentation will be at 4:00 p.m. and the show will be over at that time.
Please join us for an art-filled day at the Do-Art Studio.

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