Fruita Quilt Show kicks off monthly events

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FRUITA, Colo. For the Fruita Fall Festival's 100th birthday this year, the Fruita Chamber of Commerce is hosting extra events to bring the community together.

Friday and Saturday's Centennial Antique Quilt Show was the first in a series of monthly events that will promote the festival up until the big weekend in September that has become a Fruita tradition.

"It's an event that brings in quite a few people into the city of Fruita," said Mayor Lori Buck. "It's been around for 100 years and it's evolved in very interesting ways."

The display boasted local handmade quilts as well as some from other parts of the country that could be more than 100 years old.

"They do have a historic significance and they are very beautiful and they're absolutely works of art and they're timeless," Mayor Buck said. "People still do it today."

The next event will be Cowboy Poetry and Pie Night on February 15 at 6 p.m. at The End Zone Sports Pub.

The Fruita Fall Festival is a fundraiser for the Fruita Chamber of Commerce.