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The Flint Festival of Quilts to Blanket Downtown Oct. 10, 11 & 12

(Flint, MI) Don’t miss the excitement! The 24th Annual Flint Festival of Quilts will be blanketing downtown with unique histories and expressions of creativity starting Thursday, October 10 and running through Saturday, October 12.

“It’s going to be an exciting three days,” said Greg Fiedler, President and CEO of Greater Flint Arts Council. “We have seven different venues in and around the downtown area and believe me, you are going to want to visit all of them!”

As in the past, festival locations include Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle Church, First Presbyterian Church, Flint Public Library, Greater Flint Arts Council and The Good Beans Café. Added to the list of hot spots this year is Hoffman’s Deco Deli and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on S. Saginaw Street.

In addition to attracting some of the most talented artists in the nation, there are a number of free presentations scheduled throughout the three-day festival starting at Greater Flint Arts Council on October 10, with We Love a Challenge. This show represents many beautiful quilts juried from the Oakland County Quilt Guild.

On Saturday, October 12, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the Layered Landscapes workshop starting at 10am. The cost is $25 and limited to 25 people. To register, contact Greater Flint Arts Council.

Also, on Saturday at Flint Public Library, the Flint African American Quilters Guild, co-sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Flint Alumnae Chapter presents internationally known artist, Juanita Yeager. Ms. Yeager is an accomplished quilt maker, educator and curator. Her quilt creations using watercolor pigment painted on silk broadcloth have been exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally.

“Each venue is spectacular in its own way. We encourage people to spend a whole day or even a couple of days,” said Fiedler.  “And please, when you’re making your plans, consider joining us at Second Friday ArtWalk on October 11, 6-9p.m., beginning at Greater Flint Arts Council and put a big exclamation point on this annual fun fest!”

For those coming from out of town, there are plenty of hotels and overnight options to consider, plus, festival goers can choose from a great variety of restaurants and cafes in the area serving delicious plates of all types.

Exhibits are scheduled to be open varying times, so festival attendees should check the brochure or geneseefun.com.

For more information about exactly what, where and when something fun is happening, visit geneseefun.com or call the Greater Flint Arts Council at 810-238-ARTS.

The Flint Parade of Festivals is a marketing program of the Greater Flint Arts Council, made possible by a generous grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

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