July 2, 2001
For Immediate Release
Contact person:  Bill Dailey (501) 315-7373
Email: purplehull@juno.com

North Little Rock Girl Wins PurpleHull Quilt

   Ten-year-old Ashley Vehn of North Little Rock got to take something home from Saturday’s Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival she wasn’t expecting.  

   Ashley won the raffle for the very first PurpleHull Pea Festival Quilt.  Her name was drawn and announced at the festival’s “Pea-Stompin’ Street Dance” Saturday evening.

   The queen size quilt, designed by Kay Emmert, and pieced together by over a dozen Emerson area quilters, was predominantly purple in color, and took two months to complete.

   The quilters say they intend to make this an annual event and produce a quilt for each future festival. 

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