LONGMONT — Winter is just around the corner, so the effort by the Quilter’s Studio to create a community quilt strikes just the right note as a new feature at tonight’s end-of-summer Festival on Main.
Local residents are invited to help patch together the quilt by picking up a 6-inch square of fabric in front of Quilter’s Studio at 364 Main St. and decorating the square using fabric markers.
Ann Marceca, an owner of Quilter’s Studio, said residents who enjoy quilting can sew a log cabin pattern provided by Quilter’s Studio.
“Our goal is that when the quilt is completed it would make the rounds throughout the town of Longmont to be displayed,” Marceca said.
Marceca said this will be a continuing project and hopes the quilt will be completed by the holidays.
Hosted by the Longmont Downtown Development Authority, the sixth annual Festival on Main takes place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. along Main Street, from Third to Sixth avenues.
The street will be closed today to traffic from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Along with the community quilt effort, the festival will feature street performers, live music, children’s games and food provided by local downtown merchants.
The musical headliner will be Hazel Miller and her band, performing soulful music at 8 p.m. at Fourth and Main.
The Old Firehouse Arts Center at 667 Fourth Ave. will host an evening of art and music for local teenagers. Teens are invited to bring their artwork to hang in the gallery during the festival.
For more information about the Festival on Main, call 303-651-8484 or visit www.dolo.org.