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Temecula Old Town Quilt Festival, 2013 a blustery success in spite of Santa Ana winds

Chaparral Store with quilts (c) Crispin Courtenay

Chaparral Store with quilts (c) Crispin Courtenay

 A Santa Ana windy day in Old Town Temecula didn’t stop the quilters from showing of these beautiful fiber works of art.
Blustery winds blow at Farmer's Wife in Old Town Temecula Quilt Festival (c) Crispin Courtenay

Blustery winds blow at Farmer’s Wife in Old Town Temecula Quilt Festival (c) Crispin Courtenay

Handcrafted works of art, taught by mothers and grandmothers  through the ages, and quick-comfort for children or grandchildren, quilts and the art of quilt making has been passed down from generation to generation.

This weekend, quilts and quilt making was celebrated in Temecula’s Old Town Front Street on the 15th Annual Old Town Temecula Outdoor Quilt Show, Saturday, October 5, 2013.

Valley of the Mist Quilters produced the event, sponsored by the City of Temecula, where hundreds of handcrafted quilts were on display throughout the day.

Temecula Olive Oil Company and quilts (c) Crispin Courtenay

Temecula Olive Oil Company and quilts (c) Crispin Courtenay

quilts in old town temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

quilts in old town temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Quilts outside Gardener's Cottage  Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Quilts outside Gardener’s Cottage Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

American Flag Quilt (c) Crispin Courtenay

American Flag Quilt (c) Crispin Courtenay

Storefronts with quilts in old town Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Storefronts with quilts in old town Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Old Town Sunglasses outlet store (c) Crispin Courtenay

Old Town Sunglasses outlet store (c) Crispin Courtenay

Quilt auction (c) Crispin Courtenay

Quilt auction (c) Crispin Courtenay

Jill Gorski, featured quilter, was on hand from Colorado Springs.  Author of “Warman’s Buttons Field Guide” and “Busy With Buttons:  Save, Stitch, Create and Share.”  She is a student of button history, having collected varieties of antique and distinct buttons from all over the world. Her blog, offers tips on button use and collection.

“Buttons have so much in common with other things that intrigued me: history, sewing, quilting, fashion, traditions and the like. Gorski’s exhibit was honored at the Merc at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater.

Volunteers at quilt festival (c) Crispin Courtenay

Volunteers at quilt festival (c) Crispin Courtenay

Quilters discovered a variety of supplies, fabrics and patterns at the quilt vendor exhibit in the Temecula Civic Center at 41000 Main Street.

New this year is the Temecula Rose Society’s Quilt Garden at the Civic Center quad.  The Rose Society is creating quilt patterns from succulent plant materials and will present three different quilt patterns.

A small quilt silent auction was hosted near Cafe Daniels, at 28601 Old Town Front Street, and gave visitors a chance to win quilts and support Valley of the Mist Quilters society.

At the end of the auction, a drawing for the guild’s “opportunity quilt” and live auction took place in the courtyard of the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, 42051 Main Street.

Quilts at Temecula Olive Oil Company (c) Crispin Courtenay

Quilts at Temecula Olive Oil Company (c) Crispin Courtenay

Quilts draped all over old town Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Quilts draped all over old town Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

The contemporary fiber art exhibit at the Merc will continue until November 3, 2013.

The fiber art show is presented by the City of Temecula and Textures Fiber Artists, a regional group of fiber artists working in the contemporary quilt art medium.

Colors of quilts in Old Town Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Colors of quilts in Old Town Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Butterfield Square draped in quilts 2013 (c) Crispin Courtenay

Butterfield Square draped in quilts 2013 (c) Crispin Courtenay

A portion of the auction proceeds benefited local charities. For information visit Valley of the Mist Quilter’s website at www.valleyofthemistquilters.com

For more Old Town Temecula and City of Temecula Events visit: www.temeculacalifornia.com 

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About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

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