Home & Garden

Around the house

The Wichita Fall Home Remodeling Show featuring log homes will be Friday through Nov. 1 at Century II.

The show will have more than 200 booths featuring products for remodeling and updating the inside and outside of the home. They will include kitchen and bathroom remodeling, organization ideas, sunroom additions, color and texture ideas for floors and walls, windows, doors, landscaping, siding, decks, roofing, guttering and garage additions.

Micheal Amosson with Viking Productions will be at the show all weekend offering free antique appraisals. Mill Creek Custom Decks is sponsoring a $5,000 deck giveaway with radio station 104.5 FM The Fox to someone who has the ugliest deck (see details at www.1045thefox.com). Kellie Michaels of the KFDI 101.3 FM Morning Team will host decorating and do-it-yourself seminars on Oct. 31.

Hours will be 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1. Admission is $5.75; children 12 and under free. Buy-one-get-one-free tickets are available at Spangles.

Crazy-quilt retreat draws national teachers

Three crazy-quilt experts will be in Wichita in early November for a three-day retreat.

"These three teachers are probably the top teachers in crazy quilting," says Valerie Bothell of Wichita, an expert and teacher in her own right who is sponsoring the Victorian Stitchery retreat for the second year.

The experts — Carole Samples, Judith Baker Montano and Betty Pillsbury — as well as Bothell will teach classes on crazy-quilt techniques and projects from Nov. 5 through Nov. 7 at Hawthorne Suites, 2405 N. Ridge Road. They also will bring some of their quilts to display. The cost is $100 a day for six hours of class. For more information or to register, call Bothell at 316-722-9578.