Coast Guard quilt show goes virtual

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Jul. 24—The Lighthouse Quilt Guild will continue its tradition of hosting a show in association with the annual Coast Guard Festival, but with a twist this year.

This year's show will be held virtually. According to Amy Stuparits, the virtual show will feature 65 quilts created by guild members.

Anyone who would like can visit to view the quilts and vote for their favorites.

"Usually, we do it at St. Pat's church, but we decided to do it virtually this year," Stuparits said. "Anyone can log onto our main website, click the link for the slide show, and at the end you can vote for your top three favorites.

"We usually do ribbons, but this year we'll give awards for our top three at our meeting in August" she added.

Stuparits said having the show virtually has its advantages and disadvantages.

"It's a double-edged sword," she said. "The point of a quilt is all the detail, the feeling, the story behind it. And in a flat picture, you don't get to see what a quilter has done, all the special effort that's gone into the stitching. But the good thing is that if you have a sister who lives in California, you can send her the link, where she wouldn't have been able to participate with an in-person show."

Stuparits said the Lighthouse Quilt Guild has met virtually over the past year. Meetings are on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

"We've had show-and-tells, our raffle drawings, and we've had speakers do online demonstrations and actual quilt projects," Stuparits said. "We're planning our first in-person meeting on Aug. 8 at Church of the Dunes."

Anyone who would like to attend upcoming guild meetings can get more information by searching .

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