The Annual Quilting on the Kenai show drew quilters and visitors from all over Alaska, but in the end the talent of local quilters once again proved to be too good to beat. ?I think there are more talented quilters per capita on the Kenai Peninsula probably than anywhere in the country if not the whole world, many of which have received international acclaim,? said Jess Tubbs, of J&H Sewing & Vacuum. Tubbs is an industrial sewing machine specialist with a lifetime of experience in the industry. Pat Reese of Robin Place Fabrics in Soldotna has also been aware of the local talent for a long time and that was why she created the first Quilting on the Kenai show and competition 13 years ago. ?It was a wonderful show this year we added some new events that proved very popular. We had a presentation of antique quilts and appraisals this year; we had a quilt doll designer teach for the first time, and a variety of demonstrations going on everyday. Overall comments on the show have been extremely positive and encouraging,? commented Reese.
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