By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Quilt show bears witness to Wrangell's artistic talent


Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

Chris Ellis, a member of the Stikine Stitchers, shows one of her smaller quilts at the "Bears in July" quilt show, honoring the upcoming BearFest. The show at the Nolan Center is open to visitors until July 31. Ellis uses small fabric scraps to illustrate landscapes, animals and geometric designs.

From formidable black bears to cuddly teddy bears, from luxurious queen-sized bedspreads to tiny, hand-pieced landscapes, the Stikine Stitchers' BearFest quilt show - "Bears in July" - displays the skill of Wrangell's quilting community.

The show is on view in the Nolan Center's classroom during regular hours until July 31.

The quilts on display at the quilt show are "very diverse," said event organizer Janet Buness. "Some are a lot of patchwork, a lot of smaller pieces. Some are done with a panel in the middle, some are very large and some are very small."

The show also features a combinat...

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