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20180201 RGV Quilt Guild BestOfShow Ben004Mission Historical Museum will be accepting entries beginning Nov. 27 for the 13th Annual Mission Quilt Show. Entries will be accepted in three categories: Hand-quilted bed quilts; Machine-quilted bed quilts; and Wall hangings. The show is open to all quilters, both Winter Texans and year-round residents.

Quilts and wall hangings exhibit must be ready to hang with a sleeve for display purposes.

Entries are accepted on a first-in/first accepted basis. Because of limited space, the museum reserves the right to close entries before the deadline. This will allow for the best possible presentation for all entries. To allow for the broadest representation, participants may submit only one item per person. Any quilt entered in this show within the past five years is not eligible for entry this year. The quilts will be judged by a panel of independent judges, with ribbons awarded for first, second, and third places in each category. Best-of-Show and Viewers’ Choice ribbons will also be awarded.

There are two important changes for this year’s show. The museum’s show has been moved back a month to accommodate quilters who would like to enter the RGV Quilt Show, and will be held in the Mission Historical Museum’s Shary building.

Quilts may be entered by submitting an entry form, which is available at the museum.

Entry forms will be accepted at the museum from Tuesday, Nov. 27 through Wednesday, Jan. 2, during the hours of 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The museum will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan 1. Quilts may be pre-registered, and the quilts themselves may be delivered on any date during this time through the Jan. 2 deadline. Those who would like to enter a quilt are urged to register early because space is limited.

The show opens on Saturday, Jan. 12 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. An Awards Reception and Turning of the Quilts program will take place at the museum at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18. Mission Historical Museum is located at 900 Doherty in downtown Mission. Admission is free. For information, call 956-580-8646.

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