Quilting source of joy for area woman

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Love for the art of quilting is evident in the many quilts that LaDoris Allison has pieced over the years. That love flows through the three generations of her family that will be displaying quilts during the second annual High Plains Quilt Festival. “I love doing it. I’ve made […]

Floyd quilting group shares stitch in time

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Seated in a circle, focusing on the quilt they are hand stitching, the ladies of the Floyd Quilters group continue a 35-year tradition that has been the foundation upon which a strong and lasting circle of friendship and camaraderie have been built. The group was started in 1971 by […]

Colorful quilting

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By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Full of color and rich with history, dozens of quilts are being displayed this weekend at the High Plains Quilt Festival at the Memorial Building in Portales. Festival chairwoman Elizabeth Lawrence said turnout for the event has been good. Vendors are also reporting that they are happy with the […]

Threading memories

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Laura Merrick proudly and carefully displays the two 1860s vintage antique quilts that were made by her paternal grandmother, Martha Jane Land, and reflects on their importance. Completed through a struggle and made entirely by hand, Merrick says the quilts are a precious memento that has been handed down […]

Something for everyone at ag expo

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By Tony Parra People gained new ideas from everything from horsemanship to quilt designs during the first day of the 14th annual New Mexico Ag Expo on Tuesday. Some people even left the Roosevelt County fairgrounds with prizes. For the Worthams of Portales, the ag expo offered new hints and tricks from Orin Barnes when […]

Patchwork of new generation

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By Helena Rodriquez The Red Barn Quilters shatter the image of the Quilted Northern Quilters, a group of old ladies in a TV bathroom tissue commercial who quilt together around a big table. The Red Barn Quilters is a new group of quilters designed for the young working women of Portales. They meet once a […]

Quilters pick up tips from seminar

By Tony Parra Quilters were able to find out ways to repair their quilts or find out the best solution for a worn out or torn quilt during the Repair Old Quilts Demonstration at the 13th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo on Wednesday. Lamoin Gentle had helpers hold up different examples of quilts in bad […]

Sept. 22 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Fred Patterson; Chek Rippee; Christy Rippee Gainer. Anniversaries: Darwin and Sheri Chenault. Upcoming Events • There are no events this week. Please let me know if you have an event you would like in the Floyd News. Floyd quilters The Floyd Quilters recently were hostesses to the Dora High School […]

Quilters display fabulous fabrics

Tony Parra LaMoin Gentile displayed a white quilt spotted with holes around the edges. But instead of repairing the holes, Gentile instructed a group of 40 at Wednesday’s New Mexico Ag Expo to replace the border altogether. Gentile also displayed a quilt which was made in the 1880s and contained silk fabric, which needed repair. […]

Quilter to showcase work at Ag Expo

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Tony Parra Laura Merrick will be one of many who will show their talents in the quilt show of the 12th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo, Feb. 23-25 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Her family is rich in a quilting tradition which dates back to the 19th century. Merrick knows all too well about quilting. […]