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Celebrate Quality Craftsmanship at TWO events in Boerne on May 6th!

Hauptstrasse Quiltfest in Boerne, TXBoerne is going to be brimming with creativity on Saturday, May 6th.  Guests and residents can attend two very different events that both celebrate quality craftsmanship and creative talent. The Hauptstrasse Quiltfest was revived seven years ago and drapes Main Street and Main Plaza in colorful handmade quilts. The Boerne Handmade market will once again fill the Kendall County Fairgrounds with vendors that offer solely handmade items.

Hauptstrasse Quiltfest

Garden Challenge Quilts at Hauptstrasse Quiltfest in Boerne, TXCalling all quilters!  The City of Boerne’s Parks and Recreation Department is excited to once again present the Hauptstrasse Quiltfest. On Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Quilts will once again adorn Main Plaza, specialty shops and gardens located on Boerne’s historic Hauptstrasse; Main Street. Special exhibits for this year’s show include antique quilts, patriotic quilts, modern quilts, and a garden challenge.

Quilting Education at Quiltfest

In addition to the array of colorful quilts covering the Boerne community, Hauptstrasse Quiltfest will offer educational opportunities for beginner to advanced level quilters with Freida Anderson at the Comfort Inn & Suites in the days leading up to the event. Register online for these programs.

“Moving Forward with a New Tradition- ART QUILTS”

Hauptstrasse Quiltfest- Boerne, TXThursday, May 4, Wine & Cheese Social at 6:30, Lecture at 7:00 pm- $15 registration fee -  What does it take to become an Art Quilter and make your mark with fabric? Building from the traditional beginnings of quilting and making it your own takes inspiration and imagination. In this hour-long PowerPoint presentation Frieda will share with you her inspiration and show you how she designs and makes her art quilts. Along with her lecture Frieda will bring many of her quilts for display as well as her patterns and fabrics for sale.

“Under the Sea Workshop” 

Under the Sea Workshop- Hauptstrasse Quiltfest- Boerne, TXFriday, May 5, 10am-4pm- $75 registration fee- In this fusing class Frieda will teach you new easy ways to make this fun seascape quilt. Using collage techniques and raw edge fusing you will achieve beautiful effects. This is a quilt you will want hanging on your wall to cheer you through the winter and think of warmer places and times. No sewing machine required.

Boerne Handmade Market

Boerne Handmade MarketPrepare yourself for 90+ vendors with exclusively handmade products, food trucks, kid’s activities, a coffee shop and free live music. It’s a great day for family fun or for a girlfriend’s play day!

Boerne Handmade Market starts at 9:00 am and goes until 4:00 pm, and is held at the Kendall County Fairgrounds. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, or at the door on May 6th. Adult tickets are $5, and children 12 and under are free.

Shop Local. Truly Local!

Boerne Handmade MarketBoerne Handmade Market was created to bring the community together, for a day, to celebrate “Makers”. Now, in its 5th year, the organizers hope to showcase the many types of handmade items available in the Hill Country and South Texas areas, while creating a beautiful shopping experience. Many markets allow vendors to sell any type of product, but, BHM only allowed vendors to sell products they themselves have made. Come support local artisans and find one of a kind, unique items for yourself, your home or unique gifts for loved ones. Available items at the market range from children’s clothing and toys, to bath and body products, to home décor and pet paraphernalia! There is truly something special for everyone.

Written by: Tori Bellos, Boerne Visitor Center Marketing Specialist