Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Ten-year-old Kierra Jensen of Blackfoot stands in front of her first quilt, named "Nite Owl." She had help from her grandmother, Jennette Laying. The materials used in this quilt were purchased at last year's Blackfoot Quilt Fest.
Colors, fabrics, sewing needs and sewing tips are available at the Blackfoot Quilt Fest today. This is the second year for this gathering of quilters.
The Blackfoot Quilt Fest is located at Blackfoot High School, 870 S. Fisher Ave. in Blackfoot.
Classes are offered, as well as a quilt show, vendors' mall and quilter's trunk show.
Classes begin today at 8 a.m. If interested, some classes still have space for students.
The Vendors' Mall and Quilt Show is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A trunk show begins at 12:15 p.m. in the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC). A quilter's trunk show features one quilter displaying his/her work.
Organizer Jenny Callison said, "[The Quilt Fest] has really been a good success. The new location has also been good.
(In 2013, the quilt fest was located in the Snake River High School.)
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