Local quilt will head to big event


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Oddie’s quilt features WWII stong woman icon Rosie the Riveter enhanced by Oddie’s longarm stitching.

Marlene Oddie, of Grand Coulee, is a semi-finalist in the American Quilter’s Society “QuiltWeek” show set for Oct. 2-5, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Her quilt “Rosie’s Bomb” will compete with 176 others in the annual contest. First-, second- and third-place honors will go to quilters in five categories, a press release from the AQS national museum in Paducah, Kent. stated.

Best of show will receive $10,000, with best hand, machine and longarm workmanship receiving $5,000 each. A total of $44,000 will be granted overall.

Oddie, who started quilting in 2001, owns the KISSed Quilts shop...

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