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Quilting by the Lake is a program of Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, located in Auburn. The event features classes, lectures, merchants and a showing of some incredible quilts. In fact, the quilts on display are known as "art quilts," which differ from bed quilts. Quilters and teachers travel from Canada, France, South Africa and New Zealand to showcase their quilts and run workshops."A lot of these quilts are referred to as art quilts, with original designs," said Donna Lamb, executive director of the Schweinfurth and director of the show. "Some are traditional designs with a twist. It's an explosion of creativity.""It really pays off for the vendors, too," Lamb said. "They pack up their stuff and come here from all over for two weeks. They're seeing friends they've met over the years, and promoting their business on the road."

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