30th Chadron Festival Of Quilts Underway


      The 30th Chadron Festival of Quilts is here again, running today through Sunday at the Dawes County Fairgrounds Event Center with the theme “Disappearing Blocks.”

Hours are 9-5 today and 12-4:00 Sunday. 

    Spokesman Caroline Brennan says there are no big changes like last year, when the festival moved to the Fairgrounds from its long-time home at the Assumption Arena, but there is a little tweak to the $5 admission fee.

Over 200 quilts were entered and hung yesterday, but the festival also includes a number of talks and presentations with 6 of them. Brennan says the last at 3:30 features one of the Festival organizers.

Brennan is also excited about this year’s Featured Quilter,  Sheridan County native Linda Andersen of Lakeside

Andersen will lead a walking tour of the festival today at 2:00 and give her featured presentation tomorrow, also at 2:00.

      The Chadron Festival of Quilts also has over a dozen sponsors of door prizes, trunk shows, fabric bingo, a quilt raffle, and a scavenger hunt that runs all weekend. 

     More information about the Chadron Festival of Quilts is available online at or on its Facebook Page.