BEREA - The city of Berea will celebrate the art of quilting during the fourth annual "Quilt Extravaganza" weekend, Aug. 1 and 2.
This city-wide event, sponsored by the Berea Arts Council and the City of Berea, will feature a wide array of quilt displays, including an exhibit of contemporary art quilts, traditional and antique quilts from private collections, and a community show featuring quilts created by area quilters. Galleries and other businesses throughout Berea also will feature special quilt exhibits.
Events Aug. 1 will include a Vendor's Market featuring quilting supplies, fabric, quilted items, gifts and antiques; and a lecture presented by Kate Egerton, English professor at Berea College, focusing on quilting traditions in American literature: "Piecing is Orderly, But Stories are Not." Friday evening a "Ten Minute Play Festival" will present 10 original 10-minute plays, each with a theme of family relationships.
For advance tickets, call (859) 985-9317; tickets also will be sold at the door.