The Switzerland County Visitors Center welcomes the artful reuse creations of Switzerland County resident Martha Bladen during Vevay Main Street’s “Red, White and Blues” First Friday. The opening will take place on Friday, July 5 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Martha’s “All American” look is evident in her “postage stamp quilt” art, honoring a patriot theme with her red, white and blue color scheme. A finished design may be composed of hundreds of cancelled stamps as the “fabric,” while small designs are used for notecards.
Quilt motifs are often utilized in Martha’s repurposing of items that are usually discarded, such as a bold quilt design composed from colorful cardboard beer cartons. For those thinking that quilts must have fabric, a sampling of that will be shown too.
Martha’s work will be on display inside the Switzerland County Visitors Center throughout the month of July. The Visitors Center is open Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from noon-4:00pm.
Youths are invited to have their face painted during the July 5th opening, making their selection from samples incorporating red, white, and blue colors.
All events are free and open to the public.
Vevay Main Street First Friday is held monthly rain or shine. The event features late night shopping, dining, specials, live entertainment and free carriage rides around downtown Vevay. Dan Barton, Greg Griffin & Friends, and Jamie Royce & Claude Reece will be performing.
For more information on lodging, restaurants, and tourist activities in Switzerland County, telephone 812-427-3237 or log on to their website at www.switzcotourism.com. Switzerland County Tourism-Vevay, IN is also on Facebook.
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