Its that time: quilt show, spellbinder workshop, school |

Its that time: quilt show, spellbinder workshop, school

Grand Valley NewsMary MooreGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Over a year ago, a group of local quilters began discussing ideas for sharing their love of quilting. As plans developed, the idea of displaying quilts in the recently renovated Battlement Mesa School House seemed like a natural location. The combination of a quilt show and a tour of the historic school house evolved into the Grand Valley Quilt Show. This event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29. Sponsors are the Grand Valley Historical Society and the Battlement Mesa Sew & Sew Quilters. Admission is a $3 suggested donation. Light refreshments will be for sale.Included in the exhibit will be work of various styles from antique to modern art quilts. One featured quilt will be a 1930s crazy quilt, which was presented to Neola Morris, a Wallace Creek teacher. This quilt has found its way home to the Battlement Mesa School House. In addition, many local quilters work will be shown. Show co-chairpersons are Shirley Deussen at 285-6383; Judi Hayward at 285-9696; and Monty Rhodes at 285-6100. Quilting is making a reappearance in the craft and art worlds and quilters are truly artists. I look forward to this inspiring day of creative quilts in the beautifully restored school house.Become a volunteer storyteller with the Grand Valley Chapter of Spellbinders. Spellbinders is a national nonprofit organization that aids and encourages intergenerational volunteer storytelling to serve schools and community facilities. It provides training materials to create connections between generations through the art of storytelling to pass on the wisdom, values, humor and sense of community embodied in stories of all cultures and all times.Spellbinders are not storybook readers. They are trained volunteers in the art of oral storytelling in supervised settings where stories can be told in an intimate, traditional storytelling style. Our local libraries and schools are very excited about having an active chapter of Spellbinders serving the Grand Valley.A free Spellbinders Workshop will be held on Battlement Mesa in mid-September. For further information, please contact Artha Hornbostel at 285-7175 or Bonnie Smeltzer at 285-9386.Hard to believe, but school starts next week. The middle and high schoolers will begin Monday, Aug. 20, and the elementary school students begin Tuesday, Aug. 21. Please note that Bea Underwood Elementary School will have an open house from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Please being your child in sometime that day to get ready for the school year and have their school picture taken. Also on Monday, the Center for Family Learning will have an open house for all kindergarten students from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to bring children in for a look around. Beginning and dismissal times have changed a little this year, so make a note of the following times:Grand Valley High School 7:40 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.L W St. John Middle School 7:55 a.m. to 3:28 p.m.Bea Underwood Elem. School 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.Center for Family Learning 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.Mary Moores column, Grand Valley News, appears every other Thursday. To contact Mary with a news tip, e-mail her at (Please note the space between n and 3 is an underscore.)

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