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Sept. 13 and 15

Pecos Valley Quilters Show

The Pecos Valley Quilters will present their 15th biennial quilt show — Patchwork Party — at the Roswell Mall, 4501 N. Main St. The trunk show takes place on Thursday, at 7 p.m. at 200 N. Pennsylvania Ave., featuring Marian Ann Montgomery from the Texas Tech Museum. The quilt show at the mall opens on Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 200 quilts will be displayed from quilters all over the Southwest. In addition to the quilt displays, there will be approximately 20 vendors of quilting and handcrafted items and supplies, door prizes, a silent auction, quilters boutique and demonstrations of techniques and tools. This year’s featured quilter is J. Michelle Watts, who is a founding member of PVQ and lives in Roswell. Watts quilts, designs patterns and fabrics, teaches classes and participates in shows across the nation. The highlighted quilter is Jennie Kaammeraad. Kaameraad display will showcase the variety of ways that one block can be used to create a multitude of effects by changing size, color and perspective. This year tickets are available to win the Opportunity Quilt, made by PVQ members. All proceeds will benefit local charities. For more information, visit pecosvalleyquilters.org.

Sept. 13

Rio Grande Foundation hosts author Schweikart

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Larry Schweikart, author of numerous books, including “Patriots History of the United States” and “48 Liberal Lies About American History” will speak at the International UFO Museum And Research Center, 114 N. Main St., from noon to 1 p.m. Seating is limited. For more information and other appearances of Schweikart in the region, visit riograndefoundation.org/event-registration.

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