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November 18, 2013

QUILTY (KWIL-TEE) AS CHARGED!

Having fun is no crime! This weekend's 'Christmas on Commerce & The QUILT Show' brings Yuletide and quilting frivolity to numerous area residents.

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JACKSONVILLE —

The times for the Friday through Sunday event range from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Friday and Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Johnston is VERY serious about sharing her craft with others. She has held quilting summer camps for children and has hosted a number of events promoting quilting as part of one charitable exercise or another.

Her Jacksonville shop opened its doors in January 2012.

Prior to that, the a retired Jacksonville Independent School District educator, had another shop in Bullard, “All Those Quilts,” which opened in November 2009.

If anyone is, indeed, QUILTY in this group, it is Johnston. Much like she did with her Bullard shop, this retired educator has become extremely well-known around Jacksonville as a passionate quilter.

Incidentally, the quilt show event motto on Johnston's webpage is, “Greatest Show on Earth! Not a circus – much better than that!”

 

CHRISTMAS ON COMMERCE: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday along downtown Commerce, www.Jacksonvilletexas.com, (903) 586-2217.

HOLIDAY OF QUILTS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m to 4 p.m., Norman Activity Center, 526 E. Commerce. For more information, visit www.heartandhomequiltshop.com, aquiltedbear@gmail.com, or call (903) 586-9546 or (903) 258-2937.

 

Reporter Ben Tinsley can be contacted by email, btinsley@jacksonvilleprogress.com, or by phone at 903-586-2236. Tinsley can also be followed on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/bentinsley or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ben.tinsley.12.

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