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Country Kitchen Christmas Bazaar set for Altus Nov. 15

ALTUS  The annual Country Kitchen Christmas Bazaar will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at First United Methodist Church, 317 N. Main in Altus.

The event includes a community luncheon, holiday bake sale, and quilt sale and exhibit.

Mrs. Claus' Candy Shoppe and the North Pole Bakery will offer homemade candies and confections, cakes, pies, soups, breads, jams, hors d'oeuvre and specialty foods.

The luncheon menu is Pride of the Prairie Stew, Ken's Gourmet Beans, Methodist Cornbread, all the trimmings, and homemade peach cobbler. Dine-in lunches are $7 and take-out meals are $8.

The church's Quilting Bee will offer five quilts that will be sold by sealed bids opening at the end of the bazaar. "Tumbling Fans" will be offered through the sale of tickets.

The quilt named "Ohio Star" was pieced by Pat Scoggin. The pattern, which dates back to the Civil War, is constructed in shades of blue cotton flannels. Other names for the design are Shoofly, and Tippecanoe and Tyler Too (the campaign slogan for William Henry Harrison and John Tyler in the presidential election of 1840.).

Donated to the Quilting Bee by the late Martha Raley of Elmer is a quilt made in the "Farmer's Daughter" design, another classic pattern. It is pieced in shades of yellows and blues with blue sashing. The Quilting Bee did the quilting and Nina Sanders bound it.

A version of the traditional fan pattern is "Tumbling Fans," pieced and bound by Lucille Holsey. The block background is green, the spokes of the fan are in a variety of colors and the border is soft gold. The queen-sized quilt was also quilted by the Quilting Bee.

In contrast to the traditional patterns is the fourth quilt to be offered. It is "The Minions," pieced and quilted by Bonnie Devenport. She is a former member of the Quilting Bee who now lives in Mississippi.

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