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More than 70 quilted items will be on display for the biennial Fort Verde Days Quilt Show, held Oct. 8-9 in the Town of Camp Verde’s Community Center gymnasium. The gym’s interior walls will also be lined with tables filled with fabric crafts for sale by the Verde Valley’s craftiest people. Members of the Fort Verde Days Quilt Show Committee prepare for the biennial show of quilts and fabric crafts, Oct. 8-9. (Photo by Bill Helm)

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