Hundreds of original quilts are on display at the Three Rivers Convention Center for the 31st Annual Tri-City Quilters' Guild Show.
KENNEWICK, WA - Hundreds of original quilts are on display at the Three Rivers Convention Center for the 31st Annual Tri-City Quilters' Guild Show.
Organizers say the show takes visitors on "a quilter's journey", highlighting the history, techniques and evolution of the craft.
Around 400 pieces are featured in the show including a quilt with fabric from one of former First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln's dresses.
"The idea you can take fabric and turn it into a portrait is just surprising," said Jean Keaveney, the chair of the show." Obviously, in prior times our goal was to have warm beds and today it's wall art, bed art and decor."
There will also be a walking fashion show, around 35 vendors, food, a silent auction and raffle at the show.
A portion of the proceeds will help support the guild's community service efforts. Keaveney says within the last year, the group has donated more than 300 quilts to the homeless and local charities.