150-Plus Quilts Of Many Patterns Will Brighten The Packwood Mountain Festival On May 4, 5 And 6, 2007

DATE: 4/11/07


PACKWOOD AT MT. RAINIER, Wash. April 11, 2007 A bigger than ever quilt show will be the centerpiece of the Mountain Festival, at the Packwood Elementary School, on May 4, 5 and 6, 2007, in the foothills of Mt. Rainier on the White Pass Scenic Byway (Hwy. 12). Admission to the quilt show is $3 per person. Admission to the festival is free.< /p>

A celebration of local heritage, the Mountain Festival will embrace the renewal of forgotten skills and old-world crafts with demonstrations by resident artists and crafters. Demonstrations will be of one-stroke painting, stained glass artistry, handcrafting wooden toys, ‘quilling,’ porcelain painting, bonsai, flint napping (a.k.a. arrowhead making), and Dutch oven cooking over an open fire.< /p>

As part of the festival, over 150 colorful, handcrafted and antique quilts will also be on display at the school. Quilting techniques will also demonstrated. Quilts, as well as two Singer Featherweight sewing machines, quilting fabrics and notions will be available for purchase.< /p>

In addition, historically accurate and decadent tea parties will be hosted in a vintage atmosphere on Saturday and Sunday, at 1PM and 3PM. Registration will be near the entrance to the event and cost is $10 per person. Attendees can also view historic artifacts and photos, listen to live entertainment by folk musicians, and purchase Indian fry bread at the festival.< /p>

With Mount Rainier National Park as its focal point, the Rainier region offers a range of mountain vacation experiences from the simple enjoyment of alpine forests, fresh air, and breathtaking scenery to extreme adventure sports. The area is rich in places to discover and encompasses communities from Chinook Pass to Crystal Mountain, Ashford and Elbe, near the Nisqually entrance, to Morton and Packwood. For more information on upcoming events and visiting the Mt. Rainier region, please access www.VisitRainier.com.< /p>