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Quilters and Crafters Sought for Festival

Porter County Extension Homemakers are pleased to sponsor a chartered bus trip to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois for the International Quilt Festival and Vendor Show! Join us on Friday June 21st for a fun and exciting event that features superb quilt exhibits, world-class shopping, and a great mix of educational opportunities that will get your creative juices flowing, including Open Studios and Create on the Spot! While there, you’ll find plenty to see, do, and purchase if you’re a fan of crafts, antiques, mixed media, scrapbooking, fiber arts, rubber stamping, paper arts, and just about anything creative!

There are two pickup locations for the event: Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso at 8:00 am (bus departs at 8:10 am) or Sam’s Club in Merrillville (southeast parking lot near Centier Bank) at 8:30 am (bus departs at 8:40 am). The bus will leave the show at 4:00 pm to return to Merrillville and Valparaiso. The cost is $45 which includes the bus trip, entrance ticket, show program and driver tip. Lunch is not included. Registration must be returned by Monday, May 20th. For registration forms and program details, please visit the Hot Topics section at www.extension.purdue.edu/porter or call: Connie Williams, 219.464.2079 or Nancy Hartman, 219.916.2441.


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