Festival offers quilted ‘eye candy’

Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan High Plains Quilt Festival organizer Elizabeth Lawrence with the quilt “Exiting Eden with Eve Firing Up the Pickup” by Ellie Kreneck of Lubbock. The piece is one of about 175 on display at the Memorial Building this week.

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico

Nell Hardin of Arch has pieced together 28 quilts for her 28 great grandchildren since January 2008. With another great grandchild on the way, she says she’ll have to make another quilt.

Hardin is one of the more than 50 quilters and quilting groups displaying and competing with about 175 quilts this weekend at the fourth annual High Plains Quilt Festival. She is displaying four of her great grandchildren’s quilts, ranging from a purple one with an appliqu