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Quilt show bightens library

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By John Barnhart

The Peaks and Pieces Quilt Guild has decked out the Bedford Central Library with scores of brightly colored, hand-made quilts, some of them even hand-stitched. This is part of their annual quilt show, which runs until July 22.

One of the features of the show is a raffle quilt. Visitors buy chances to win this quilt and proceeds are distributed to area non-profits. This year’s beneficiaries will be Hospice House, the Bedford Christmas Station, Bedford Habitat for Humanity and Bedford Domestic Violence Services. Half of the proceds go to the liberay.

During the year, members also make charity quilts, which go to Bedford City Police and the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, the county’s department of social services, Bedford Pregnancy Center, and both the obstetrics and long term care units of Bedford Memorial Hospital. Karen Howard, the guild’s secretary said that members made 170 of these last year.

Along with viewing the beautiful quilts, visitors can vote for the best. This will be a difficult decision, and voting for them all isn’t an option.