Entries being taken for Salamonie Summer Festival quilt, art shows

Entries are being accepted for the quilt show and the art show to be held during the Salamonie Summer Festival, in Warren.

Both shows will be held July 5-7.

Quilts of all sizes and types, including hand quilted, machine quilted, applique and antique, will be accepted for the quilt show. Wall hangings, quilted wearables and other quilted items will also be accepted. All items must have sleeves for hanging purposes.

In keeping with the festival's "Hometown Memories" theme, the quilt show committee is also seeking quilts that were made by women of the United Church of Christ and raffled off during previous festivals.

The art show, which is a judged event, will accept paintings, wearable art, woodworking, needlework, 3D art, drawings and photography. There is no entry fee but there is a limit of six pieces per show.

Professionals may enter, but will be judged in a professional category.

First place and best of show awards will be given in the amateur and professional categories.

A new art show category this year is "I wanna be an artist but can't draw." This category is just for fun. Entrants must attempt to create a drawing of something recognizable and the award will be presented to the "worst" piece of work.

A young artist show is open to anyone 15 years or younger and will include categories for paintings, drawings, woodworking, needlework, 3D art and photography. Ribbons and best of show honors will be awarded in four age categories.

The entry deadline for both shows is June 21.

Entry forms for both shows are available in the clerk-treasurer's office at the Warren Town Hall. For more information, call Treva Flemming at 375-2436.