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July 23, 2018

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Quilts For Vegas

Tue, Jun 26, 2018 (11:42 a.m.)

Clark County and the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center introduce an exhibit of hand-made quilts donated by quilters from Las Vegas and around the world for victims of 1 October in the Rotunda of the Clark County Government Center in downtown Las Vegas on Monday, June 25, 2018. The exhibit also serves as an outreach effort to encourage anyone affected by 1 October to reach out to the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center to learn about its services. The exhibit is open to the public through Friday, July 20, 2018. The exhibit was organized in partnership with the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild, which launched a quilt-making drive on social media called “Quilts for Vegas” in the days after 1 October to provide comfort and support to victims. The 70-member Las Vegas-based guild created some 250 quilts with help from hundreds of participating quilters across the United States and other countries including Germany, Switzerland and Canada. The exhibition, curated by the Clark County Parks & Recreation Department’s Public Art Office, showcases a selection of the quilts to highlight the beauty and artistry of quilting. Each quilt is unique, which honors the uniqueness of each person affected by the October 1 tragedy. During the exhibit period, survivors and family members of victims registered with the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center can sign up to participate in a raffle to receive a donated quilt.

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