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So many quilts, so little time...Bonham hosts Quilt Hop
By Allen Rich
Jul 28, 2014
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Bonham -- Quilters and quilt lovers were weaving their way through all the quilt displays in historic downtown Bonham Saturday during the 5th Annual Quilt Hop.

Hundreds of quilts were exhibited and quilt demonstrations were scheduled throughout the day as TAPS buses shuttled fans of fabric art between displays at Creative Arts Center, Bonham Civic Center, Fannin County Museum of History, Sam Rayburn Library, Bonham Visitors Center, Fannin County Historical Commission, Bonham Public Library, Sam Rayburn House Museum and other locations in Bonham.

Guests who visited all locations were eligible to enter a drawing for quilt-themed door prizes.

Quilt by Raynell Glaser on display at Fannin County Historical Commission.

The event kicked off Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. with quilt displays at eight locations around Bonham, showcasing historic, antique, and contemporary quilts, including quilts from the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.

On Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., visitors had a chance to shop in the vendor area, see demonstrations on new quilting techniques and projects, or play a round of Fat Quarter Bingo.

Quilts on display at Bonham Visitors Center.

Vendors at Bonham Civic Center.

This shows one of the free demonstrations offered during Quilt Hop.

Quilt on Display at Fannin County Museum of History.

TAPS buses shuttled quests between a variety of locations.

It was a busy day at Fannin County Museum of History.

Fabric vendor at Bonham Civic Center.

Palmer Rayford enjoys a hearty laugh while welcoming quilters to Fannin County Historical Commission.

Margaret Bradshaw displays her fabric art at Creative Arts Center.

More of Mrs. Bradshaw's creations.

Local fabric artist Frieda Riley weaved this vest from banana peel fibers.

Quilt vendors at Bonham Civic Center.

A quilt on display at Bonham Visitors Center.