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From left to right: Lorena Hoofer, Velma Smith, June Salisbury, Marleen Frazier, Debbie York, Kathy Gregory, Wanda Booth, Clara Louthan, Yvonne Coughlin, Phyllis Scherich. (Not pictured: Carol Kluge, Brenda Fry, Jill Metzger, Louise Baker.)


Panel 1: Southeast side of Coldwater, featuring the Court House, Cemetery, Methodist & Presbyterian Churches, Firehouse, etc.

Panel 2: Northeast side of Coldwater, featuring the High School, Measurement Inc (old grade school), Football Stadium, & Fairgrounds.

Panel 3: Highway showing churches and buildings on both sides.

Panel 4: Main Street featuring Heritage Park and businesses on both sides of Main including Banks, Chief Theater, etc.

Panel 5: West side of Coldwater, featuring Park, Pioneer Lodge, the Hospital, Medical Clinic, Farm Bureau Office, County Health/Dental Clinic, a rural home west of Coldwater and the Water Tower.

Panel 6: South of Coldwater, featuring the Country Club & Golf Course, Coldwater Lake and Campground, the Baseball Diamonds, and a Welcome-to-Coldwater Sign.

A bus tour to Dallas to attend Quilt Celebration 2004, a huge quilt show at Market Center - is currently being planned by Come Home to Coldwater quilters.

About this time last year planning was begun on a quilt to be given away during the Come Home to Coldwater Celebration. With about 12 quilters working in pairs on 6 panels, the town of Coldwater was depicted. A picture of the quilt is shown above. The quilt was won by Sharon Martinez of Dallas who is a member of the Dallas Quilt Guild. She is entering the quilt in several shows this year, including this one in Dallas.

Members decided it would be fun to go see the quilt displayed, along with hundreds of others, at a major quilt show and meet Sharon.

Reserve March 16-20, 2004, on your calendar to join us on this tour. Many other sights and events will be included in the tour, including a live theater, the Dallas World Aquarium, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Arboretum & Botannical Gardens which will be featuring their tulips & azaleas, a guided tour of downtown Dallas including sculptures, architecture, Neiman-Marcus, and the John F. Kennedy Memorial. We’ll also do a bus tour of some of the beautiful housing neighborhoods in Dallas. There will be time for shopping and, of course, sampling local cuisine. A full day will be dedicated to the quilt show.

The detailed itinerary will soon be available, but reservations must be made as soon as possible - preferably by Feb. 1. Cost of the 5 day - 4 night trip is $350, based on 50 persons. A down payment of $150 to Clara Louthan or Linda Lytle will reserve your place on the tour. For more info. call Clara at 620-582-2850, or email Phyllis Scherich at lpsch@havilandtelco.com.

News release by Phyllis Scherich, 05 Jan 2004.

Registration Form -- Quilt Celebration, March 16-20, 2004.

Name (print) _________________________________________________________
Mailing Address ________________________________ City/State ________________ Zip ________
Telephone (home) _____________________ e-mail ___________________________
Room-mate Preference ________________________ Non-Smoking - Yes or No? ______
Special Needs? _______________________________________________________
Person to Notify in Medical Emergency _________________________________
1st Payment - $150 Due Anytime     Date Paid _________________
2nd Payment - $100 Due Feb. 1         Date Paid _________________
3rd Payment - $100 Due Mar. 1         Date Paid _________________

Remit to Clara Louthan, Box 58, Coldwater KS 67029
Linda Lytle, Box 505, Coldwater KS 67029

No Refunds after February 15, 2004.

Also see:

"Mrs. J.M. Cline Has Made Many Hundreds of Beautiful Quilts", news clipping, 31 Dec 1964.

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