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Patti Winkler presented “Quilts in the Classroom: How Quilts Tie into History," during a presentation today at Grinter Place, 78th and K-32. The Grinter Place Quilters' annual quilt show will continue Sunday afternoon. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Patti Winkler presented “Quilts in the Classroom: How Quilts Tie into History,” during a presentation today at Grinter Place, 78th and K-32. The Grinter Place Quilters’ annual quilt show will continue Sunday afternoon. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Quilts of all sorts — traditional and modern — are on display this weekend at the Grinter Place Quilters’ 39th annual quilt show.

Today’s quilt show saw a good turnout, according to a member of the Grinter Place Quilters, and included a presentation by Patti Winkler on “Quilts in the Classroom: How Quilts Tie into History.”

Sixty-eight quilts are in the quilt show this year, according to a member of the Grinter Quilters. It has been the best year of recent years for attendance.

Some of the interesting exhibits this year are quilt blocks that have been donated and placed on display.

The quilt show started Friday and continues through Sunday. Grinter Place is near South 78th and K-32 in Kansas City, Kan. Sunday hours of the quilt show are noon to 4 p.m., located in the visitors building.

The show, at the visitors building, is free and open to the public. There is a small admission charge to tour the Grinter Place state historic site.

For more information, call 913-299-0373 or visit kshs.org/grinter_place.

Patti Winkler presented “Quilts in the Classroom: How Quilts Tie into History," during a presentation today at Grinter Place, 78th and K-32. The Grinter Place Quilters' annual quilt show will continue Sunday afternoon. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Patti Winkler presented “Quilts in the Classroom: How Quilts Tie into History,” during a presentation today at Grinter Place, 78th and K-32. The Grinter Place Quilters’ annual quilt show will continue Sunday afternoon. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Joan Daniels was spinning wool into yarn and explaining the process today to a group of visitors at Grinter Place. The yarn is hand-dyed by a woman in the Kansas City area, she explained. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Joan Daniels was spinning wool into yarn and explaining the process today to a group of visitors at Grinter Place. The yarn is hand-dyed by a woman in the Kansas City area, she explained. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Several individual quilt blocks were on display at the Grinter Place Quilters annual quilt show today at 78th and K-32. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Several individual quilt blocks were on display at the Grinter Place Quilters annual quilt show today at 78th and K-32. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Several quilt blocks were donated to the Grinter Place Quilters and placed on display at the annual quilt show today. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Several quilt blocks were donated to the Grinter Place Quilters and placed on display at the annual quilt show today. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

A detail of one of the quilt blocks placed on display at the Grinter Place Quilters annual quilt show. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
A detail of one of the quilt blocks placed on display at the Grinter Place Quilters annual quilt show. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

This is one of the very colorful quilts that are on display at the Grinter Place Quilters annual quilt show. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
This is one of the very colorful quilts that are on display at the Grinter Place Quilters annual quilt show. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)

Sixty-eight quilts are on display at the annual Grinter Place Quilters show. (Staff photo)
Sixty-eight quilts are on display at the annual Grinter Place Quilters show. (Staff photo)

Several unique quilts are on display at the annual Grinter Place Quilters quilt show. (Staff photo)
Several unique quilts are on display at the annual Grinter Place Quilters quilt show. (Staff photo)

Many quilts are on display at the annual Grinter Place Quilters show. (Staff photo)
Many quilts are on display at the annual Grinter Place Quilters show. (Staff photo)

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by William Crum

Donnelly College, in conjunction with the Downtown Shareholders, held a meeting recently at the college. The meeting was about community policing. On hand were members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement officials.

The officers talked about how the police can work within the community.

According to Special Agent Eric Jackson, the law enforcement officers try to identify who is committing a crime and what is their purpose for committing the crime.

“By getting the involvement of the local citizens within the community, this helps decrease crime within the community,” he said. “This is our third meeting and I am proud to say that it has been highly successful.”

After the meeting was over local citizens had a chance to ask questions.

The Central Avenue Betterment Association is joining with The Hispanic Chamber of Greater Kansas City, the Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department and the U.S. Army to launch a beautification project May 1 for Central Avenue and the parks in the area.

May 1 is the beginning of many special summer events held by CABA. The community beautification project is just one of the many upcoming events to enhance the image of Central Avenue to make it a more family-friendly atmosphere, a spokesman said.

The Central Avenue beautification project goals: Beautify Central Avenue from 5th to 18th Street and enhance Bethany Park, Simpson, Lally, and Trolly Park, plant roses, and repair all hazardous openings in the parks.

The schedule on May 1:
• 8 a.m. Breakfast provided by the Waffle House for community leadership, beautification volunteers and special guests.
• 8:30 a.m. Welcome to Central Avenue, remarks by Mayor Mark Holland.
• 8:40 a.m. Opening program remarks by Carlos Gomez and Edgar Galicia.
• 9 a.m. Work begins in cooperation with the Unified Government’s Parks and Recreation Department and the U.S. Army Forces.
• Noon beautification work completion.
• 12:30 p.m. Flag ceremony by U.S. Army at Lally Park (10th Street and Central Avenue).
• 12:55 p.m. Closing statement by special guest.
• 1 p.m. Lunch provided by La Placita’s Vendor Coalition for community leadership, beautification volunteers and special guests.

For more information about this program, contact CABA at 913-707-4622.

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